March 16, 2012
We left Portales, NM with a load of cream yesterday morning - driving to Winnsboro, TX to unload.
Then, it is time for Rick to take a 34 hour reset on his log. So, we will be at the house for a little while....
Stopped in Cisco, TX last evening - met up with Joshua, Dessie, Shell and Kyla. I NEEDED that Momma and Grannee time!!! (Wish it could have been more time, and with ALL my kids and grandkids!!! Sigh.)
So much laughter listening to Kyla talk about going to the zoo and seeing the snake! LOL
Then to see the seriousness in her eyes as she said, "Oh and Grannee! You should have gone to the mall with us!"
I asked her if it is was fun ... she looked at me so confused. "No!"
ROFL!!! (I'm still wondering why I should have gone if it wasn't fun! ROFL!!!)
I think that is the hardest part of being on the road for me - missing my kids and grandkids.
Feeling like I am nothing more than a "come-and-go Momma and Grannee" ... and with every breath wanting to be an "everyday Momma and Grannee" ... sigh.
Lord, help me!!!
I am going to cook while at the house these 34 hours. Trying to figure out the best way to stick to the diet program while being on the road. So, am going to cook some meals for carrying out this trip.
Also, whoever had this truck before Rick - smoked HEAVILY inside it. YUCK!!! It stinks!!! We have run with the windows down ... have sprayed Febreeze till it is hard to breathe ... still it stinks!!!
We are going to clean the truck with some strong cleaners and heavy elbow grease ... air it out ... shampoo the seats and carpets ... try whatever we can to make it smell better!!!
Yes, I support a person's right to smoke - if that is their choice. No matter what I think or believe about smoking. But when
it begins to infringe on my right to BREATHE!!! That's when I draw the line!!!
I have some things I want to do - genealogy, putting all my recipes together, scrapbooking, working on websites - just having a difficult time trying to figure out all the "how-to's" with being on the road. The roads are rough ... but a milk truck is not noted for a smooth ride anyway! Too much liquid
sloshing around with every movement.
And there isn't a lot of room in the truck - especially sitting in the passenger seat.
Just trying to figure it all out ... let the desire and need be the "mother of invention and creativity". LOL
Sometimes I wonder if living on the road isn't meant for a younger body! This old body is having a difficult time getting used to the bouncing and the lack of "schedule". Sigh.
But such is the life a trucker (and ride along wife) ...
We eat when we can ...
We sleep when we are stopped ...
Bathroom breaks only as absolutely necessary ...
A lot of sitting ...
And a lot of thinking and praying!!!
Last night we were caught in a traffic jam on I-30 in the Grand Prairie, TX area.
Freeway was shut down due to construction.
Traffic jam because we were going from 5 lanes of traffic to none!
We were in our lane, and in the lane next to us was a WDT milk transport truck.
A small KIA Soul, driven by a teenage girl and with 4 or 5 more teenagers in there, tried to come between the 2 milk trucks! There was nowhere for either truck to go - so both drivers just maintained distance and speed. The car of
teenagers continued to "squeeze" - until they almost squeezed too much! OMW!
The honking she did! The gestures, the hanging out the window and hollering at both milk truck drivers! Good grief!!!
All I could do was to sit there and be "amazed" ... shake my head, laugh in disbelief, wonder where the common courtesy was, wonder what has happened to common sense???
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