Saturday, December 31, 2011

Flipping the hot cake


Well here it is. We as a organization and aviators have made it through yet another year, feathers nearly unscathed.

At the end of the year like most humanoids I begin to look at the past year, and even years b4 this one. Wondering can I make MY picture any better? If I can great, if not then what? Do I give up on a dream or aspiration or rework that dream or aspiration into a form that I can work with and makes sense in the environment that I live in. After all ya’ll cain’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

Since 1976, when I first saw LexiBelle(my tow truck) to today I have been busting my ass trying to open that magical can of well magic to prosperity in towing. Only in three locations has old LexiBelle made money. Blackfoot, Montpelier, and Boise. That’s Idaho. Of course albeit an up hill battle, but I made money in Utah on Utah’s western Desert highway of I-80. As far as introverted Idaho , no way in hell. So what to do?

Quit? No, but a serious rework both of image, location and structure. Location looks to be near here, but more east of here. Near American Falls, name image, most know it but I’ll hold off the new handle for the premier, of the new company. In the mean time, ye ole wolf here is living to the name AyreWolf, doing everything I can to get into and staying in the air, even to the point of becoming a CFI, and getting more people in the air. Finding or constructing a private air strip somewhere since there’s no room here for one, hey Reeders had to do that, guess we will too. In essence though I have seen all I need to in trucking, towing, and all of that, and I’m just tyred. Nothing gets done regulatory wise. Case-n-point, there’s this thing on FaceBook, about Trucker Rights, and saving old skool independent truck stops. Guess what both have turned into a chat room of hens, or at least that’s what it sounds like. It takes a shit load of balls to really do something in the regulatory arena of trucking, but it takes nearly nothing to sit on line of FaceBook, and fart around on line. I want to hear from the guy or gal that’s really been out on the road late night Christmas eve, with a load of balling bulls in a Wilson brand livestock trailer with an inside dual drive tire flat in snow covering your fuel tanks just north of Dubois Idaho in 9 or colder weather. That’s the guy I want to hear from in trucking.  Oh by the flyway was there done that.

As far as towing, shit outside of the Knytes, the only state towing association that’s welcomed us, is Utah’s. Not Idaho’s, even though I helped to create it. But given credit? Not unless Kahless himself came down in front of Denny Jones of Chubbuck/Pocatello , then maybe. So why? Look, I can make $800.00 an hour in the air flying, I might be able to make $50.00 an hour towing. That’s in Boise. To preserve myself, my business and what little sanity I have left, I’m flying 80 %  towing 20% . Everything else ? When I can. And only if it helps me.

Final approach ? I’m done. I’m making and taking time for myself and AyreWolf Aviation. Everything will be on a as needed when needed basis.

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I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. - Rita Mae Brown
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19“This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

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The UAITA is here, sort of:


You have to laugh at the absurd. Consider this, KMVT did a bit on their news about drinking and driving. At the end of it they suggested if one has too much to drink, call AAA, which by the way will call ME, or at least one of us from Dixie A1 out to drag your ass and ride home free. Yet no one called, from the Voice of Burley, nor the frigging Weekly News Journal. Again the locals wonder why I am reluctant in joining the local Chamber of Commerce etc. The only reason I still might is so that I can put the blade in the side of many of our adversaries and twist.

Heard that someone was planning on planting a bomb at the headquarters of the newspaper in Burley called the Voice. Heard that the person involved got pissed off about being ignored by them as we in the Knytes  have been, and plans on blowing that public gathering of the Relief Society of Mini Cassia, called a newspaper office up on the 5th of January at 1:00PM.

Serve em right if someone did. Oh well.

Been conversing with a group on line on FaceBook about the values and all of protecting and preservation of truckers rights. The thing is the minute you get a CDL, climb in a rig and get on the road, you don’t have any rights. Nor does anyone respect you or your profession. Been that way for years. Despite the efforts of our organization, the United American Independent Truckers Association the remains of what was once the Independent Truckers Association that was founded by the same feller who started Overdrive Magazine,

header_bg_v2 To be honest this new group I see in there on FaceBook is like so many that just do a bunch of fussing but not making much sense. Many are either off the road for a ton of reasons , or out of work or both. But it all sounds like the bumbs I remember at those CB club meetings in Twin Falls Idaho among others. It wasn’t until and I’m not bragging, here , but it wasn’t until the prezz of the JR-14, the local Prezz of the I-80 Control CB Club, and my Dad got together, and Dad willing to put serious funding behind the organization that the UAITA got going. Now what? With right at 250K members, nationwide, 125k of that 250 being towing professionals, and the only real voice of the trucking industry that speaks with authority, and has been doing so for nearly 3 decades. Long b4 , I might add, b4 there was an OOIDA.

I’d get into this further, but I got one hell of a headache , been towing since 20:00 hours, I need some sleep.

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Quote of the day:
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. - James Thurber
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19“This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

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Friday, December 30, 2011

DayBreak 2


Let’s kick it up a notch. How about an Internet web, thing for those of us OVER the age of 30, more like in our early to mid 50’s.

Some of us who remember what the word quality over quantity meant. For those of us who learned how to do a job, to its best and be proud of it, and can remember when there was a problem, who took responsibility for it rather than escalate it. Escalate, phooey, admit you have no idea what’s wrong with the damn thing, admit your reading a trouble card and beyond that, here’s the REAL phone number of someone that truly has the solution. Better yet, how about scraping these damn call centers and giving us the REAL who, that’s involved. If someone calls for my tow truck, I answer the damn phone. Likewise if someone calls for one of our aircraft, either myself or cuzzin Gordon answers the phone, not some damn call center. If we screw up, we take the blame, but then go about fixing the problem.

Sure that might create, a JOB, for someone, but wait, don’t tell Obamabeenlyin, that something might create a job or he’ll torpedo it sure as that Black fartknocker eating collard greens.

It seems Internet slowness decreases and gets better AFTER 02:00 hours. Here it means most of the local drunks, punks and dopeheads doing the ,  “Lets make a dope deal” online or the child molester or abuser getting offline after not scoring with the quest of snagging another trusting under 15 kid. Same goes for those back northeast .

At 02:00 here its 04:00 or so there, meaning the cockroaches of the night are asleep. So normal conversations can take place between true honest ADULTS.

But then you think you have a place to share ideas with ADULTS and some stupid punk gets in, and really has no idea of what the page is all about. Case-n-Point, there’s this page on FaceBook about the preservation of old skool truck stops. Someone put up this link to something called Truckers Rights. It’s a blogspot gig, but it don’t work worth a bucket of spit.

Mama Wolf used to say, “ Its one thing to let people think your stupid, than open your mouth and remove all doubt” In this case, if your going to put up a page, make sure the damn thing works , before you link people to it.

Any mile, busy day today getting ready for the run on New Years eve. But I wanted to pass this on as well, neither FoX 35’s news department, nor The Voice, nor the Weekly News Journal, here called, visited or EMAILED me about TOWED. Surprise ya’ll?

Then the Mini Cassia Chamber of Commerce wonders why I’m dragging my feet on joining. Likewise why I’m dragging my butt on advertising etc with any of them. Its the old scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. After all, what better a bit of ink on something that can save a life, keeping someone from driving home drunk, on New Years Eve?

As it was said on Forest Gump, “ Stupid is, as stupid does.”

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Quote of the day:
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein
John 16:33““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””

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WYLDAYRE DAYBREAK HEADER Welcome to WyldAyre DayBreak for Friday the 30th of December 2011.

One more damn day until the end of one hell of a year.

Both myself and the club, are looking to a brighter year in 2012, in the hopes that we’ll get rid of that N, in the White House, out of the White-House. I’m leaning towards Ron Paul, mostly because he was the candidate that the CNP supported last election. Just about and I hope it ain’t no damn Yankee, but just about anyone would be better than what we have now. Heck that Randy Weaver that the Feds off’d a few years ago would be a good leader. Think that kind of thing can’t happen at the lower end of the scale? Think again, shit I hit head on that kind of crap back in 86. It was an election in Power County Idaho, the Sheriff was running unopposed. So for shits and giggles, I filed and threw my name into the mix. Not thinking that I’d truly get elected but to shake up the status quo sort of. I had joked one night at some damn T stop there just outside of American Falls that I was considering a good friend I had on the department as my under-Sheriff and so on.

I suppose the local tin star there thought nothing of it, until I shot a TV ad for the shop, where Anderson’s Body & Glass is now.

Had been in SLC undergoing meetings on my reup, in the Marines. Came to the shop to do some fix it up on my VW pickup, and got popped for, and ya’ll are going to laugh at this, but got popped, for Impersonating a Cop. Got locked up until just after Monday after the election.

Reason I got off? My attorney proved that on the night in question of somebody else harryassing some locals, playing fuzz, I was in SLC, the USMC confirmed it. But to add salt to this the Deputy I knew there in the PCSO as well as a dispatcher that is now a head cheef of Idaho’s Probation And Parole department all left shortly after my court date, since I had.

I should have sued that department up the wazz-zoo, but hell I went from Utah to Pensacola Fl, so who cared? Except the offense still shows up. Yet the USMC still turns a blind eye at it, as they know it was a political piece of shit deal. But am I looking into fixing the problem? Maybe some BIG $’s? Yes.

The only that would prevent me filing a suit? Money. I would settle the thing, but I want big $’s for the whole thing.

Keep ya’ll informed on that.

I have always been a person that believes in truth and honor above all. But dig this, there is a ad/psa running on the local all call media here, about joining the local volunteer fire departments. So I looked into it. Know what? Nope. If ya’ll want to call me I’ll tell ya’ll why, but here’s the thing, why not put a tag on that ad, that says something like , Certain restrictions apply , or something to that effect? Saves me time and them for me applying. Or how about, Don’t apply to small one horse town fire departments cuzz they might be too clannish, to clickish, to want outsiders. At least one would know not to waste time, fussing with em. Shit I’m on the scene of most automotive fires b4 many fire departments and have the fire out.

Think we don’t get action? Think again. That so called Free Credit Report . Com thing never put a disclaimer on their ads, until the Knytes started sqwaking to the Federal Trade Commission amongst other federal agencies. Guess what? Ya’ll see one on there now. Oh and yes ya’ll see it on all their ads.

More L8R today,

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Quote of the day:
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
John 16:33““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why is it that small is always better?


It always amazes me how the small companies in many services or product delivery work better than conglomerates. Case-n-Point, had a issue with getting on line earlier this evening, after 5 phone calls and the situation having to be escalated as they say, problem solved.

If ya’ll have followed me over the last 8 years or so , ya’ll know that I have had issues with many Internet access companies as well as cable companies, not just in Idaho, but Utah and one in Wyoming. Slow speed, limited bandwidth and outages. True mechanical and other issues crop up. After all this all is limited expertise and ancient equipment. Yet whether is Comcast, Cable-One , CenturyLink(Qwest), or even that outfit in Goons Ferry, Idaho, none of them ever worked to my satisfaction. Except one.

In the small town of Kamas Utah, 60 miles east of Park City Utah is a small telecom, cable TV, Internet Access company called AllWest.

Dig this, when I signed up with them in mid 2005 for our Wyoming sub station, they installed, maintained and provided the best service I have ever had. And dig this too, even at nearly 8 years now, my email there , even though I have not paid them anything, since 2006, is still active there.

All the time I was in Wyoming, AllWest kept me connected, all the time. I had bandwidth, that was near 60mps, picture quality that was HD quality even b4 HD was an idea, even in a town the size of 504 people in CokeVille, or Evanston, at a population of 12,000 AllWest is the one company that does it right. Even when I did have a slight problem, AllWest understood the need for me and my access as important. They fixed the one problem instantly , with a at the door visit.

Understand the equipment operated in a sub-zero and I mean sub zero as in 50 below zero environment, with snow up to the door handles. And it all worked all the time.

Yet b4 and since AllWest, I have had problems.

So I ask, why is it this one tiny company can do it better than these big corporate or Co-op outfits like PMT?

Evanston looking as a return destination.

More menyanna

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Quote of the day:
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. - Johnny Carson
John 16:33““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dream Weaver needed apply immediately

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The year is ending better than it began. Of course no local media outlet, TV, newspaper etc, even contacted me regarding the TOWED program. Guess one needs to buy news coverage any more rather than having a reporter come by and talk to you or even MAKE A DAMN PHONE CALL !!! On a worthwhile story, yet you can bet your next bi-annual, that if I got busted doing something really atrocious or even moderately, that the same news outfits would be busting down the fracking door, my phone wouldn’t stop and there would be news ink all over the place. But then that’s why the Southern Idaho Press went into the sewer, and why there is HazzardAyre Gazzette , which includes us here at WyldAyre.

Nuff sedd , after all in a few weeks I’m outta here anyway, so here’s the finger the Voice, Weekly Journal, Times News.

Now onto something in the lighter side of the Wolf’s prowl.

I was up until mid 04:00 hours this morning, when I finally unloaded my mind and got to sleep, as I fell into a real DEEP sleep, I got into a very erotic dream. What stimulated this dream I have no idea, since the female subjects of the dream I have not seen in eons, since High School, plus the locations were mixed up. Here there were dream girls I knew in High School, in Hazzard Idaho, that were in this old mansion that is a wedding chapel, in Layton Utah. Yet we all having a free for all. Ricky was partying , I was as wasted as I could be, and getting some REAL sex. Something I have not experienced in real life for what? 15 years now. I wasn’t into why , but I was there. The question becomes, why the dream girls, like Jeri Omahondra of Hazzard, Becky Tupper of Hazzard, Jody Hemmingway of Hazzard, even, Margo Ellis of Hazzard. In Layton Utah having a combo biker, military aviators bash.

Is there something to this dream? Is there a meaning to this dream? If so, and more importantly why is it that if and it was, but a dream so real , I could smell the purfume, the dream girls everything, I could feel and taste everything, plus remember every detail right down, to the address numbers on the sign on the door. Plus why old man Kowley’s place? If there was a very staunch LDS guy on the planet it was old man Kowley(Kowley Drug Store-aka Fat Albert's Gym) Layton Utah.

So I get to lunch time, go in for one of those 99 cent junior cheeseburgers at Wendy’s here in Burley/Heyburn. The fine print of local participation varies includes the Burley/Heyburn location, as this location don’t do the 99 cent Junior CheeseBurger. By fairness, old McDonalds here don’t have no dollar menu either.

Utility problem averted, South Central Community Action Agency taking care of it shy, of $150.00 to Heyburn City, so no biggy till February. Still looking at a major move come mid summer if not b4.

I have been thinking though, all these super hotties that I have held up on doing the animal thing with and getting right down tribal, in trying to be a local professional and all, is for not.

There’s a few here in this area that get all friskey when I’m around, including a preachers wife, that gets foamy mouthed, at my presence. I say , why resist? Go for it.

So its full warp speed ahead. As Capt. Picard sedd it, engage, Warp 7.

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Quote of the day:
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it. - Jack Handey
Matthew 11:28““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TOWED 2011


Normally I wouldn’t put this here, but our network distribution stream is being fussy, namely the bunch in Palo Alto California, but here goes.

This also applies to those of our clubs and pilots that attempt to drive home after celebrating the arrival of another year, each year.

As you recall, back in 1992 the crew of then, Iron Eagle Towing , which is us now here at Dixie Towing, became one of the few towing services in the Magic Valley in fact Idaho, that joined on the T.O.W.E.D or Towing Operators Working to Eliminate Drunk Driving program, created by the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA). And endorsed by then old President Bush senior.

Here in 2011, both Dixie and BlackSheep Towing will continue this tradition in hopes of preventing tragedy, of and by those drinking and driving. The program is simple enough, people who feel that they have had too much to drink, gives us a call at 208-212-9653 , that’s 212-WOLF we come to the bar, pick em up as well as hook up their passenger car or light truck and take em home, no questions asked. We had to limit radius to 15 to 25 miles and there is going to be a 15 to 30 minute delay in response due to two of our light tow trucks down with repair. But we’ll get there none the less.

Remember this though, the deal is a FREE ride and FREE tow home, not to another bar or party but home. We also will haul Harley’s home free too, this year.

We do this on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Memorial Day eve, the 4th of July and Labor Day.

Hey we’d rather have you as a customer tomorrow rather than going to your funeral, or a funeral of one of our friends or loved ones, that you killed because you drank and did not take us up on this .

See ya’ll L8R Aviators

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Quote of the day:
The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. - Edwin Schlossberg
Matthew 11:28““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

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Why would a towing service advertise on TV?


B4 I get it on here, need to clear up some confusion that has arise out of my putting aviation in front of going towing.

While there is the long distant plan to put LexiBelle in storage for a time, that will not happen until mid October of 2012 , since at that time I’ll be in school to get my degree in avionics engineering. But I’m not quiting going towing. That said, in 2013 if you followed in HazzardAyre, a redoux of Dixie Towing will be aligned with our aviation company and emerge as BlackSheep Towing in honor of and in memory of the historical Marine Corps squadron of the same name the VMA214, USMC BlackSheep. Again I’m not quiting going towing.

With that out of the way, there are those that say , why would a towing service advertise on TV? First, if your the smallest towing service in town, getting a kick in the image enhancement department is  good reason. But there are examples that I know of 2 , that convinced me of the value of TV advertising.

The first is a towing service that was in Nampa Idaho, in 1984/85. The guy started with two trucks, advertised on Laverne & Shirley late Sunday nights on KTVB7. You’d think who watched the ad. Apparently many, as Help Towing’s revenue went from a $1000.00 a month to nearly $12,000.00 a month. In essence Help Towing invested $500.00 a month for six months and the return on investment to nearly $300,000.00 a year. Granted its Boise, but back then, you had a tow truck on each corner, in the area there and a area wide population of just under 90,000 people. The only reason Help went under is the owner was dragging in rides filled with marijuana and got popped by the DEA.

Okay, example number 2:

Custom Towing of Pocatello. Very small company, three trucks, older trucks like I’m running, worked out of his house like I am. Jim Wilson owner contracts with KPVI – 6 in Pocatello to run ads on during the weather, and early morning report. Takes the same $500.00 a month. Guess what? New equipment, big shop and yard, one of Pocatello’s elite towing services now. Results speak for itself.

Used to be that a towing service advertised in the phone book, and maybe a want ad paper occasionally, but today why not take advantage of what’s out there that can accelerate your business?

Likewise,for AyreWolf Aviation. Why not spotlight that besides a towing service we fly and all for Idaho’s farming community, as well as doing specialty aviation like fire fighting from the air, as well as air rescue?

That’s why a towing service advertises on TV.

L8R Aviators

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Quote of the day:
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. - Clement Atlee
Psalm 103:1-2“Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—”

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