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Driving Career Is Over

Sorry that it’s been a while since my last post, have been pretty busy. I’m sure you all knew how much I loved my job as a truck driver, but it has come to an end. I really loved it more than any job I had ever had, but I was really missing my kids & girlfriend. I had missed all my 13 year old daughter’s softball games over the past two years & my son is fixing to be four & he will soon be getting into stuff. It has been really hard weighing the love for my job against missing everybody. 

Back in 06-09 I was a dispatcher for a local trucking company & about 4 weeks ago they asked me to come back. I took a little bit of a pay cut, but just couldn’t pass up the hours (7-5 Monday-Friday), yep I’m now home every night & every single weekend. Damn, it sure feels good as opposed to only being home 4 days a month. My mom is really loving it….she hated that she couldn’t come over for cookouts whenever she could. I really do miss driving & seeing this beautiful country of ours, but nothing beats being home with family & friends all the time. 

I am loving my new/old job….the company has really grown & it’s way more hectic with more drivers & keeps my busy & on my toes. Anyway, wanted to fill you all in & let you know that I’m still gonna write when I can, it just won’t much on trucking anymore. Gonna get back to writing about whatever I feel at the time. Might throw in some sports since I actually get to watch again. So glad that football has started back. Gonna leave you with one last shot of my truck when I turned it in (had it washed so it would be good to go for the next driver). Til next time peeps…

  

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Co-Driver

Well, last week I finally got to bring one of my girls out on the road with me. It was McKenna my 12-year old (the young one). Talk about a great time, man did we have fun & it was such a great time. It was really cool getting to show her all the things I have to do every day out here on the road as a truck driver. We ate at some really cool & good places & she got to see 8 states that she had never been to before. We played a lot of those silly games that you do when riding a long time with signs & stuff. She also drug me (kicking & screaming) into that damn game of “thumb wrestling”. I swear I think she is the only one that still plays that & she loves it. We always end up laughing so hard & it doesn’t work real good. It was a great time, she learned a lot about trucking, & got to see a lot of hard work. She really liked seeing how different things are in different states. I told my DM (driver manager) before we left that since I had an automatic now, I was gonna let her drive some…lol. He laughed. Can’t wait til she can go again, but now I have to try & squeeze my oldest in sometime. She is a high school Algebra teacher so I’m gonna try to take her when they are out of school for Christmas break.

Gonna leave you all with a shot of us from the road. Til next time peeps…

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Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to tell everybody that I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday with your families today. Today is also mine & one of my daughter’s birthday so we did birthdays & Thanksgiving this past Sunday at my parents since we knew I would be out on the road today. Yep, I got loaded in Missouri on Tuesday & deliver to Vegas in the morning. Kinda crazy spending your birthday & Thanksgiving driving 605 miles, but it comes with the job huh? I guess the holiday kinda made up for it. Not too many places will be open tomorrow so I can’t get loaded again until Monday, so my dispatcher is putting me up in a casino hotel in Vegas for the weekend. That should be pretty cool since it will be something different for me. Plus, I will get to drink a few beers (since I will be off duty for 3 days) & relax & watch some damn football for a change….lol. Hope you all had a great day.

Last night I stayed at a truck stop just as you get into New Mexico from Texas (on I-40) that had a really cool car museum inside of it. I will leave with a shot of one of those cars. Til next time peeps…

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