Friday, December 20, 2013

We are back!

In the words of Gomer Pyle…surprise, surprise, surprise. We are back! It’s been a long, long while since I last posted and I make no excuses. I just got lazy, plain and simple. But it does feel good to write again and so much has happened since my last post in May. I don’t even know where to begin.

We are currently sitting in Oklahoma City waiting to be loaded and then we are off to Charlotte, NC. Once we drop there we will be heading home for the holidays. I can’t wait to be home. Maybe it’s the Christmas spirit that urged me to write again…lol
Red Solo Truck has been performing flawlessly. We have not had a single breakdown or any issues for that matter other than normal routine maintenance. With that said we are currently in the process of looking at new trucks and hate to think about parting with this one because of its reliability. We are not sure at this point if we will trade, sell or possibly hire a driver for Red Solo. We will just have to see what is financially best for us. We have just outgrown this truck and we need more room. Comfort is #1 with us when we are on the road.

For those of you who drive as husband/wife team we have been contacted by a scout from Hollywood looking for people interested in applying for a documentary that they are doing on teams that run long haul. They are looking for certain qualifications to meet there requirements. They asked us to spread the word so if you are interested you can go to the link (at the bottom) to apply. Good luck to everyone!

I can’t believe Irene and I have been driving over 2yrs already. Wow how time flies. We have had so much fun in that time along with some hard times to but in the end I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The freedom we have you couldn’t find anywhere. We have been owners for 10 months now and have already enjoyed 3 months off…what job could ever give you that? Well I guess if you were a politician in Washington you could do better. LOL
But with another year gone I think it’s time to reflect on some of the laughter Irene has given me in that time…

1st  No matter how many times we stay in Joplin (home terminal) at the Holiday Inn, Irene will always manage to get lost traveling to and from the front desk and our room. Scary to think she drives us cross country while I am asleep.
2nd  She thinks that trains still run on coal…shhhh don’t tell her any different.

3rd  On a billboard at the California/Arizona boarder on I-8 there is an ad for tours of historical territorial prisons. Irene thinks they give prison tours these days for the convicted. Of course I told her it was something new they were trying to make prisoners feel more at home. I said they have different style prisons now and the prisoners get to choose which one they like best.…shhhh about that one also.
4th   She still struggles with Border Patrol…a common answer we use when asked by BP as to what we are hauling is freight all kinds (FAK) But Irene continuously replies…”all kinds of freight”…after 2 yrs I am pretty sure there is no hope with this one.

5th  When I wake up and it’s my turn to drive and I ask Irene what state we are in…whatever she says, its most likely wrong. At least she tries, she use to just shrug her shoulders and say “I don’t know”
I could keep going on and on with the day to day laughs she gives me but it’s time to roll so I will leave you with this.

From our family to all of yours, have a safe and wonderful holiday season. Enjoy your time with family and friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2014…