Thursday, June 12, 2014

Truck Finds Fountain of Youth

This wise old truck is in very good shape and ready to work.  He was on a delivery, bringing shingles to GriggsDakota. The 1999 Chevrolet C65 truck had been resting in the shed for a while at Pinke Lumber. He was happy and relieved to finally have a job to do. Little did that good truck know, he was no longer in the building business. He was destined for a brand new life as a farm truck in GriggsDakota. 
Early on the morning after he arrived, his last haul from his old life was put away and he was loaded with seed. His new life had begun.
The flat bed made it easy to load and unload the large totes of seed with our loader tractor and he spent many days helping out as we seeded our crop. The truck enjoyed his surroundings and the important job he had been given.
Then, on a rainy morning in June, he experienced a conversion.
When the truck arrived on the farm, he was carrying his grain box on his flat bed. He had never tried it on before. It fit and he could feel the changes taking place on his box.
The Pinke Lumber Truck is converting into a water truck to keep him working through the coming weeks. The old aqua '69 Dodge is cheering on the sidelines as the work progresses. It made the '99 Chevy feel like a kid again.
 The water tank is loaded securely into the bed and tied down to his metal sides. 
The truck has a happy new lease on life. Looking around the shed, the '99 Chevy realizes he might have found the fountain of youth. It has been quite a conversion in GriggsDakota.

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