Sunday, January 8, 2017

Meet Dorsey, The Green Acres Storage Container

Well, I told you I would keep you informed of any big happenings here at Green Acres, and boy have I got a BIG one to tell you about today. This is Dorsey, a former semi-trailer who retired from road travel, lost his wheels, and became a full-time storage container. He is 45 feet long, over 8 feet wide, and over 9 feet tall. He last resided at The Great Expectations Auction Company here in St. Augustine, but was no longer needed. Always looking for additional storage for all his stuff, Gary bought him and had him transported here to Green Acres. Getting Dorsey into our yard was a challenge. The road in front of our house is not very wide, and there are ditches on each side. To help, Gary removed two fence posts and a section of fence. Still, getting about 70 feet of truck, trailer, and container turned sharply enough to get into our yard was a major job for the delivery driver. One additional fence post got hit and broken, but Gary has fixed it and replaced the posts he removed. All is well. We're just glad that Dorsey is here. There was a bit of miscommunication between Gary and the delivery driver. Gary had solid concrete blocks stacked up to put under Dorsey as he got unloaded, but the driver dropped him off before there was a chance to put the blocks in place. Having Dorsey sitting directly on the ground was not an option. So, the following day after delivery, Gary used his 3-ton Harbor Freight floor jack to lift Dorsey up and get the blocks under him. I thought that job was going to be impossible, but Gary made it look pretty easy. As he always says, it's easy when you have the proper tools. As time permits, Gary is planning on running power to Dorsey. He's also going to paint him inside, and build LOTS of shelving. I'm reasonably sure that all of that will happen before the weather gets too hot here. As you know, in Florida there aren't many days that aren't hot. We have very few days of winter, and an equally small amount of spring days. You're probably wondering where Dorsey got his name. It came from his manufacturer, the Dorsey Trailer Company in Alabama. We couldn't think of a better name for him, so Dorsey it is. Welcome to the family, Dorsey. We think you're going to like it here.

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