Sulphur Springs to El Paso ... then, several trips up to Portales ... finished with a load of cream from Las Cruces to Winnsboro. Now home for a couple of days.
Sounds long ... and it was a LOT longer than it sounds!!!
~The truck broke down 3 or 4 times. Left us sitting on the side of the road one afternoon in Mescalero, NM - middle of the Apache Indian Reservation. Left us sitting at a truck stop in Anthony TX - twice - (thank God it was at a truck stop!) ... then, left us sitting in basically a ghost town - Toyah TX. The last time, a wrecker had to be called out and we were towed in to Odessa. Sat at the truck shop till 2 a.m. while the mechanic worked overtime to get us back on the road.
~Rick had to do a reset while out ... and we were in Portales, NM. Found out that there are NO truck stops in Portales. So, we opted to rent a motel room for the 34 hours, because the ac is not blowing hard or cool enough to spend 34 hours in 100* days just sitting there. It was a small, nice, and cheap room. At least we got a shower, and Rick got to control the TV remote! LOL
~We had never had an Irish soda - but we did in Portales. We walked across the street from the motel to the water shop to get a gallon of water and a bag of ice. They had Irish soda's. OMW! SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!! :-) (Sounds good now! :-))
~During the breakdown time at the truck stop in Anthony TX, I decided to get my hair done. Alicia did a very good job in giving me a spiral perm. Looks good and even. She is such a sweet lady. It was worth the time and the price just to get to know her. :-)
~The hardest part of the whole trip out was dealing with this body of mine ... going thru "the change" SUCKS!!! I will be so thankful to get to the other side of it all ... and just be that "crone"... sigh.
~So many things on the "to-do" list while we are here at the house ... just wonder how many we will actually get done. Sigh. Always seems to be more than we do.
~I wonder why the first day back from a long trip like this always seems to be a bad day for Rick and I? If we are going to have a major argument - it will be on the first day back from a long trip out. IDK ... maybe it is just that we are both tired and stressed. Road weary. And we each have our own way of dealing with it all. IDK ... all I do know? I don't like the "first days" very much! It is always a blessing just to see the "first day" be over. Breathe in and breathe out ... pray for a better day today.
~Joshua called me last night and talked a long time. :-) I needed to hear his voice, and I needed to hear the words he spoke to me, too.
He told me how much influence I have had over him thru the years. How much just knowing I was here has helped him to make the better and more right choices in life.
Mainly because he knew that if he screwed up - he would have to endure "THE LOOK" from momma! LOL I laughed so hard at the Goober! LOL
~Well, I didn't go completely out of my mind ... yet.
But this day has just begun. So, we shall see ... we h