Friday, July 24, 2009
I was talking with my friend Janet a couple of days ago and she told me that she wanted to go to Nebraska. I kind of chuckled and told her I should ask my manager to route me to Ohio to pick her up and then to Nebraska to drop her off. Well the very next day I got a load going to Nebraska. It was a load of beer, not good beer just budweiser. When I got into Nebraska from Wyoming I stopped at a rest area, I went into the stall and next to the toilet was a foot peddle, so I stepped on it and it flushed the toilet. I thought that was great and that every public restroom should install a foot peddle. Chelle and I use our feet to flush any way and this would make it a whole lot easier. I dropped my load of beer this morning and got a load of meat from Nebraska to Indiana. This place is literally in the middle of corn fields, on my way I saw a little sign that said school and an arrow pointing down this little dirt road, it has to be a one room school, because there is no way any considerable size school could fit on this road. I am now sitting at the slaughter house. It is 98 and humid you can imagine how it smells, its disgusting. I see these guys standing out here eating, I can't get out of my truck with out gagging let alone eat. Oh well, I will be out of here soon and maybe my appetite will come back to me.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It has been a long time since my last post, but they had put me on this dedicated run for Walmart, they needed help for about a week.I was running from Cheyenne to Denver every day. I would sleep for ten hours get up and just start driving for eleven straight. I could not catch my breath. I am all done, I'm going back over the road. It was a good experience, it gave me a lot of backing practice, and walmart is not trucker friendly when it comes to their docks. Below are a couple of cool pics of some crazy things I have seen. Also while I have been in Wyoming people kept asking me if I was going to the rodeo. I said no and they said I should because it is their biggest event of the year. They said over 200,000 people from all over come to this thing. I did not know there were that many people interested in this. I guess it is the largest rodeo in the world. I could not think of a better place for it.
While I was doing my laundry this bus pulled in and a bunch of hippies with their kids , came in and did their laundry. I ran outside to get my camera. I asked them if they would mind me taking a picture and of course they did not. This is the craziest thing I have ever seen.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I got my first load on the 11th, going from Cincinatti Ohio to Henderson Colorado. With all of my tools for direction I have made pretty good timing. My appointment is on the 14th at 2am. I should have it there by 4am on the 13th. I am pretty excited about that. I will have it there before my manager gets in to work (hopefully that is how it will work). I am on the border of Kansas and Colorado, the town is called Kanorado. I like it. I just checked the temperature and it says 130, but I went on a walk and it did not feel like it, although during my walk I could not wait to get back in the truck. I have to get up at midnight and head for my customer. So, I am going to bed now. Goodnight.
Friday, July 10, 2009
My team mate turned out to be crazy! I jumped ship and went home. After a few days they asked me to go get the truck she had abandoned. So, I am once again on my own. Hopefully things go much smoother this time around, because I got a GPS, I have my atlas, and my companies direction. Between all three I should not get lost. I just need to learn how to make a solid trip plan, but that will come with practice. I am sitting in Toledo Ohio. I was hoping to get out yeaterday but one of my drive tires was flat. They will definately get me going today. Chelle drove me down here yesterday and helped me clean my truck and organize all of my belongings. I had a lot. Chelle bought me enough food that I should be set for the rest of the year. Probably not, but it sure looks that way. She was a real trooper, she gets creeped out about things being dirty and my truck was not in very good shape, but she stuck it out . She also had to drive home all by herself. She has not driven that far by herself, but she did it and I am proud of her. We discovered that she really depends on me driving especially long distance, and she says that I depend on her for everthing else. I'm not sure about everthing.