The V finally arrived in our hometown around 2 pm on Sunday. During the time it was in transit from Chicago we had several cell phone conversations with the driver, Todd, and developed quite a rapport. As we noted earlier he was supposed to do a delivery early Saturday morning in Nashville before heading to our place. His customer that was supposed to collect a new Aston Martin he was carrying came “sauntering by” over 8 hours late for the appointment and apparently quite oblivious of the problems he was causing. Contrary to what we noted earlier, this person is a linebacker with a pro football team (we recognized the name and team, but not being sports fans both are now out of heads). Todd was subsequently still trying to reach us for a late Saturday delivery when it finally dawned on us that he wouldn’t arrive until about 1 am Sunday. So, we asked him to get off the road and get some sleep, and rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. He was greatly appreciative!
Sunday morning we decided to make his life a lot easier by directing him to a shopping mall parking area that was directly on his route and which would provide him very easy access to I85 when he left us to go to his next stop. Mind you, after seeing the size of his rig we seriously doubt he would have been able, without a huge amount of difficulty, to negotiate the streets in our development all of which end in cul de sacs and none of which is interconnected. The neighbors just had to be disappointed with missing the show.
We are delighted at having the new V – well worth the wait – it is a beautiful piece of machinery.
Below are a few photos we wanted to share.
No longer XLRless in NC,
Ed and Sandra
Doing a little cleaning to make it perfect
In the driveway at our place - ready to go