Hello all I have been gone for awhile.. Yes I have. Life has been crazy since June and I haven't had the time or inclination too do this. It seems when shit is going to start it just piles up higher and higher until it covers over all the good stuff in your life. On several fronts things are better but on others not so much. But its time too move on and forget about what we can not change. So here's to a fresh start.
As Dr Seuss says oh the things you will see
Well my freinds this is a crazy and screwed up world we live in . And as i spend my working life as a long haul driver i get to see a side of the world most of you cant see. I see all the citys in North America from the back side. Not the pretty side you see on tv but the real city hiding in the back streets and industrial parks. The true underbelly of the place what i like to call the swub. That means the soft white underbelly. So come along and see our world and the many characters that are hiding in plain site on your highways and roads. my fellow drivers and the supporting staff that keeps them going.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We could all agree that it would be cruel to leave poor Fido in your car when it gets hot,
That makes a lot of sense to all of us.
Well not all of us.... that's why they have this Ad
Some people need to be reminded because they lack common sense.
And that baking your dog in a hundred degree plus car is bad for them.
Sooo that brings me to my point. please read the following sign.
Hell, it sounds so good doesn't it? Don't idle and we will save the world.
We will all be one big happy green planet.
We will gather around and sing kumbayah.
But back to poor Fido cooking or not cooking in your car.
We have already established that that's a bad thing. Correct?
Well my friends, that warm and fuzzy no idling law has turned me into a Fried Fido.
I wish I was a dog.
Then it would be illegal to leave me in my truck on a hot day.
As a truck driver the truck is my home while at work.
That's where I live and sleep when I am not driving.
But because of these laws I am forced to sleep in an over heated vehicle.
Would you leave your windows open in a bad part of town? No you would not.
Why should I have to risk robbery or murder just to stay cool enough to sleep.
Think about it. A dog has more value than millions of long haul drivers.
Yes clean air is great but balance that against human beings trying to live in a challenging job.
Besides, you want us well rested. You have to share the highway with us.
So lets re-think the "anti idle laws" and use some common sense.
Monday, January 2, 2012
I hope some day to find that sunny day. Then maybe I can
Being at home is the greatest joy I have in my life.
Spending time with the ones you love is the best use of your time.
And as I get too do that much less than the average person.
Its a double edged sword being at home.
My wife gave me a little taste 18 years ago and I've
been jonesing for it ever since.
But bills need to be paid and braces don't come cheap.
so high ho high ho off to work I go.
You can think of me as the eighth dwarf. Lonely.
This will get easier as I get into work.
Lord knows I've a lot of it.
So i may as well get at it the truck will not drive
herself. Happy new years to you all.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Then for ten days I will be at home before flying back to Texas to finish up this run. So my freinds no posts will be coming your way. I have plans to be working hard at being a super Dad and a master husband. Making some world class Christmas memories for me and my family. So Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you spend it with the ones you love.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The weather has turned out to be agreeable. Its stopped snowing and the sun has been out for a couple days so even though its not warm the roads are dry and dusty. And that my Friends is a good thing because these helicopters don't weigh that much so on slippery roads they aren't that helpful with traction.
I did see some thing Tuesday that made me laugh. I was driving across New Mexico and it had snowed and Iced over the highways pretty good over night. So needless to say the going was a little slick and a lot slow. About thirty minutes into my drive I passed a semi that had slid off the road over night. The fact he was off the road wasn't the the remarkable thing! NOPE. What made my day and made me split my guts with laughter was the three snow men the driver made after sliding off the road.
Talk about taking lemons and making lemonade, that's a driver with a healthy outlook. He could have sat in the truck and fumed and raved or he could go outside and play. So he went outside. I wish I could say I would be that way but the truth is I would rage away and never get my snowman. Maybe I should work on that part of my personality.