Sunday, February 14, 2021

Easy Money


Had an assignment to deliver bad news (near foreclosure) to a place just about in Wyoming. The smaller sign is, "No Trespassing".

The last time I drove this road was to see the Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy at the Harriman, WY crossing. Summer then.

Having warned my Field Manager of the likely lack of access, I accepted the assignment. I get paid, win, lose, or draw when I accept an assignment out of my area.

Sisty was kind enough to lend me her SUV. My 2WD pickup would have made it but it might have been an “adventure”. Thanks, Sisty.

By Colorado standards, an easy winter drive.


Greybeard said...

Am I too assume then that no gunfire was involved here?

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I honored the "No Trespassing" sign. So far doing this work nobody has pulled a firearm on me.

Greybeard said...

In my past life as a Deputy Sheriff I knew one of the most dangerous jobs in the world was serving bad news to desperate people.
I'm glad you are not delivering REALLY bad news to others.
There's more than enough of that going on these days.
Avoid the smell of cordite.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you for the kind thoughts. I'm too old and slow now. Back in the day was a different story. Perhaps the most dangerous was repossessing single engine airplanes. Not that people would shoot you but the condition of the airplanes and/or the interesting places they were parked. In the car biz did many roll backs. Most were fairly routine.

I always stayed away from actual foreclosures and bail bond work. A man needs to know his limitations and that is no place for someone with a bad temper and a short fuse. Same with law enforcement.

drjim said...

Is that the road we took the day I followed you up there to see 4014? The crossing looks familiar.

I've gone out and helped on more than a couple of auto repos. It can be "exciting", and we always took one of the local Big Dudes with us.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

That is the road. The RR Crossing is about 4 miles further NE from where I took the picture.

On roll backs I usually took one of my sons. Erik looks like the lead character in a Slasher movie.

drjim said...

We usually went with "Gary Zee". He's about 6'6", weighed 285, and was built like an ox. He's the only guy I knew that could pick up a Pontiac short block, which weighed about 300 lbs, and put it on an engine stand.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The Kaplan brothers out of Longmont were the go to team for the hinky ones. "Gary Zee" would have fit right in with them.

Sisty said...

That's what family is for. Besides, I didn't want to have to launch a rescue.

Old NFO said...

Drive safe and stay safe! People are definitely on edge... sigh

Well Seasoned Fool said...

A rescue would have been "interesting".

Head is on a swivel and every house approached is in Condition Orange.

LSP said...

I'll echo NFO...

And I know Texans are whining about "winter" but we're not used to it :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Especially those of you who have lived in cold places and moved to Texas to avoid it. For me, I hate heat.