Monday, November 16, 2015
New question, What about Jury Duty?
Friend Jackie asks an interesting question. What about Jury Duty letters?
To be honest this is one question we have never been asked and one we never thought of when we went full time. Then one day, out of the blue with one of our mail calls, here is a letter from Lake County Florida, Sherry Darnell, Summons to Jury duty. We were traveling outside the state of Florida.
We headed back to Lake County found a site as near as possible to the court house and Sherry reported for duty. She was never called, she was only present one day for a selection, she did not serve. I am confident had we been thousands of miles away she could have been excused.
At that time we realized, HEY THIS COULD BE A REAL PROBLEM. So I contacted the VA for a letter verifying I was unfit to serve because of my hearing. It is a funny thing in our married life Sherry has been summoned three times and I was never summoned until I was unfit.
So I did receive a summons later, but sent in a copy of the VA letter and was excused. I have no problem with fulfilling my civic obligations, but using me would be an injustice. Now we are both into the age where we are not required to serve.
We try to inform anyone that our mail is sometimes 2-3 weeks out, and something important, e-mail, text or call, but you cannot cover every source.
(4 on the road towing, our style)
BACKING UP THE RIG THAT IS TOWING A CAR.. This always gets attention for drivers who realize, there are times you must back-up.
If you are towing on a trailer, as above, YOU CAN back up.
BUT It is physically impossible to backup if you are towing 4 wheel on the ground. A tow dolly also has 4 down, two on the dolly and two on the car. There are many trailers on the road. If the car is on a trailer, you can back up the same as a tractor/trailer rig, because you only have one set of tires down to pivot on. There are elaborate trailers that haul a car, boat, and a golf cart or motorcycle.
The above trailer has it all and CAN BACKUP also.
And then there are the guys who want it all, towing two, THEY AIN’T GONNA BACK UP!
Yes, I have gotten into a spot I had to disconnect to back up and turn around, but only twice in 15 years.
Any other questions? The RV community DOES offer challenges.
1932 Buick above AND below unique toy haulers.