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Tag-A-Longs are single-axle trailers that I guess were popular back in the 60’s. It sounds like they’re very hard to manage while towing, but the advantage is they only weigh a little over 1000 pounds completely empty. The one you see up front is a 1963. The one behind it is a 1967. I got to speak with the nice couple in the “newer” model. They’re on a two week vacation and, on travel days, have to average 800 miles per day to get back to Pittsburgh in time — I just had to cringe. But hey, they were all smiles — that’s all that counts!
Here’s a shot of 48 Ugly from my “office space.”
The past two days I went to the Utah County Fair to watch setup and a demonstration. I’m afraid I was watching worse-case scenario. The promoter has our cooking demonstration set up in a building with dirt floors – dirt packed with horse urine! The fair did what they could to remedy the situation, but the flies still came. I wish my associate the very best.
I felt it would be discouraging to watch another demonstration, so I took in some of the fair before I went home. Here’s a new ride — air-tight balls in a large swimming pool. I thought it was a fantastic idea, although some of the kids didn’t know quite what to do — so they just sat there.
In the 4-H building I found a painting I liked in the “65+” category. Awesome! I didn’t realize the seniors had a category in these competitions.
I also learned from this massive lego display — that legos now come in all sizes. I couldn’t believe all the intricate shapes you could make using the teeny-tiny building blocks (I only remember one size when I was a kid)…
I thought this was entertaining — cowboys shootin’ balloons! I’d never heard of such a thing. The object is to ride around the pylons and shoot every balloon in the shortest amount of time. While this cowgirl wasn’t exactly a contender, some of the guys where really fun to watch when they could get their horse full-speed and hit every balloon — pop pop pop! Fun at the Utah County Fair!
Well I’m off to Wyoming. I hope to get to Rock Springs today and Laramie the next. I doubt I would need it after this trip, but I went ahead and installed a tranny cooler at a cost of $250. It bugs me that I’m paying this much for a weeks’ worth of “insurance”, but better safe than sorry, I guess. There will be hills, and the temperatures will be in the 90’s — it was a close call.
Sunday I plan to get settled into my training venue — Pueblo, Colorado. I’ve also heard a few discouraging words between my recent mentor and my new trainer. The gist is — most new salespeople don’t make it! Great. It’s also suggested that my max 250-mile-per-week rule will probably be challenged quite a bit by the scheduling committee.
Hearing from some actual salespeople now really helps put things in perspective. It’s not all bad. It is what it is — only the very best succeed. My advantage is that I’m a full-time RVer. I don’t have “additional” travel expenses because this is my way of life. I also have work lined up at Amazon after this training. I can still deal poker events. I have backup resources.
The words of caution, however, have led me to a couple conclusions: 1. Stand my ground on the 250-max rule so I don’t incur additional expenses. 2. Make sure my employer is clear that I will work for other people from time-to-time to sustain myself until I’m good enough to take on a full schedule. I suspect I’ll have a bit of leverage in this matter — as it seems good demonstrators are hard to come by…