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Old 05-06-2015, 06:58 AM   #23031
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Addie, per the news he was a new-ish driver for that company, it was the first time he had driven a truck that large, and he was not familiar with Boston roads or their total lack of proper signage. It's really not right to completely rip him.

He was interviewed by a local reporter shortly after the accident. He said he panicked when he heard the truck hit and his reflexes made him accelerate. It can be a common reaction in an accident, albeit an undesirable one. As far as seeing a sign? As my neighbor up the street says: MA feels like they don't need to put up good signage - if you're from here, you know where you're going; if you aren't, you can just go back home.

Since you've never driven, you have absolutely no idea how difficult it is to navigate the Boston area. The streets are confusing. In many cases signage is completely lacking, although many times the signs can make you even more confused. Himself has driven Boston streets on and off from the mid-1970s, when he worked for a company that was headquartered in Burlington. He would be up here for a week at a time on business, sometimes 2-3 weeks a month, so he would spend his free time in the evening exploring. He did that on and off with two different companies until Company Number Two moved us up here in 2000. In spite of many adventures exploring the roads, he still managed to completely miss the invisible signs that told us we were entering the Turnpike westbound, when he thought we were going down a parallel road - TWICE! Needless to say, we were not pleased with paying the toll to drive on a road we didn't want in the first place TWICE! Since then, not only has the signage improved at that location, but they built a u-turn in case you get on that ramp anyway.

We no longer go into Boston. Himself has taken pity on me since I turn into a bundle of terrified mush each time we get on those danged roads and feel like we're in a game of Dodge-ems. Providence is so very much nicer (and closer, too!).
Like you said, I don't drive. But they do have signs stating the height of each bridge or tunnel. And I know exactly the parallel road you are talking about. We do have signs. They are just still in the sign shop.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:00 AM   #23032
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Well, I am off to do my monthly shopping. Oh joy! Not my favorite activity.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:59 AM   #23033
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Last day of work. Will be a long one!
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:25 AM   #23034
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Last day of work. Will be a long one!
Have a great day. The move must be feeling more and more real.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #23035
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The start of a new adventure! Makes you a little anxious and a little excited.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:36 AM   #23036
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Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:54 PM   #23037
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Good luck PF.

A couple of quick thoughts. I read a quick little news blurb today. Someone asked a dumpster diver how could he do that sort of thing.

"Easy. I tell myself each time that this is the one where I am going to find that multi million dollar lottery ticket that someone threw away by accident."

I was up real early to get ready for shopping. When I got back, I was tired and hungry. So I ate a couple of pickle spears wrapped in a slice of baloney and a few lemon flavored Pizzelle cookies with chocolate milk. Now that's a meal.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:18 PM   #23038
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Waiting and waiting some more. It's been a long night morning.

Our son took his truck out of town to have a part put in. His brother followed him just in case.They had fun after dropping off his truck went sight seeing.

The guy was 2 hrs late showing up. He told his brother everything was fine to go home that he'd get a room for the night if necessary. Hubby and I called him at 1 am."So what's going on?" They weren't even half way through. It would be another 2-3 hrs. When it was done supposedly they went to start it up. Nothing!!!

Hubby gets a phone call "Dad can you come pick me up?" I have no idea what time that was. He just woke me up long enough to tell me what was going on.

I hear their on their way home. Wonder 1 truck or 2?
What happened? That was one seriously expensive repair job

So here I sit waiting. Patience isn't my thing. Glad I'm older and can get away with being a little cranky.
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Munky, be sure to let us know more when you know. I hope your patience doesn't wear too thin.
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Munky, that's so annoying. And a little scary. Hope everything works out OK. Like taxy said, keep us up to date.


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...We do have signs. They are just still in the sign shop.
Oh, I sure like that one, Addie. I'll have to remember it next time we're driving around a mystery road here in MA and he complains about the signs! Thanks for the giggle.
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