I have stayed with Tim many times over the past few years for one old truck related event or another. Today I am here to pick up some Rockwell lathe parts to deliver to my friend Andy from
The trip was a straight shot out the Mass Pike and the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway. It was an easy ride, except for a 5 minute downpour. When I drive my '53 around, people like to comment, " They don't make them like they used to." During the downpour I was thankful that they don't make defrosters and wipers like they used to. With my vacuum wipers and weak defrosters, I couldn't see a thing for 5 minutes.
When I arrived, Tim and I got to work wrapping the lathe in plastic and packing them into my storage boxes.
With all of that hard work, it was time for a frosty glass of Tim’s home brewed beer.. On tap today was a Special Bitter Ale that Tim started brewing three months ago. From the taste of the beer, it looks like I arrived at just the right time. Store bought beer is between 3.5 and 5 per cent alcohol. Tim's Bitter Ale is between 6 and 7 per cent. It’s a good thing we finished our work before we started to drink the Bitter Ale. If there are any typos here, blame it on the 2 % differential.
I will head south in the morning and drive into