Something else pertaining to the corruption of authorities in regard to truck drivers. The state of Indiana is going to start fining truck drivers $500 for parking on on- and off-ramps along Interstate highways. Oh. Thanks, Indiana. You assholes. There’s not enough parking in your state, so you’re going to fine us if we stop […]
We just repowered our load. Our new load delivers in the morning in Greensboro, NC. I’ll be damned. USX pulled it off. We’re going home.
Just got another speeding ticket. Illinois. I didn’t earn this one, either. I was cruising along at about 60 mph (admittedly in a 55 mph state) and passed a cop. I saw him turn around in my mirror, but thought he was after one of the 4-wheelers that had passed me. Nope, he pulled me […]
Joy. We’re sitting on the side of the road; we don’t know what else to do. Our new FM told us to drop our load in Memphis and gave us a drop number. So we changed course. After we were about 50 miles out of our original route she told us to stop, that they […]
Somewhere in Missouri, about 80 miles north of Kansas City on I-29. I haven’t been driving long. I’ve been thinking about Mark (Short, my cousin). Mama tells me he’s smoking crack again. I just sat here for a moment trying to think of what else to say. But that says enough, doesn’t it? What can […]
Ok. USX has us concerned. They apparantly have no plan to get us home from Tennessee, no plan about what to do about our current load, which delivers the day after Mara’s surgery and can’t deliver early, and, to top it all off, now they tell us that tomorrow we’ll have a new Fleet Manager, […]
Man. I stopped at a parking area to lay down and try to scare off a headache and some nausea. Six hours later I’m rolling again. I beat the nausea but not the headache. I should feel rested but I don’t. Somehow I don’t think I’ll be finishing out that last 400 miles of my […]
Wyoming. Dusk; I’m watching the darkness get thicker in front of me and the light fade behind me. My energy is fading, too. I slept some today while Mara played EQ2 on the laptop. But with no air conditioning it was just a little too hot for any solid sleep. I snoozed. I’ll probably be […]
Star Wars Galaxies. I trained level 4 flamethrower under Commando last night. I ground just shy of 800k heavy weapons xp yesterday (about 600k on the stormtroopers in Kor Vella. I’m glad I finished branch line out. I’m planning to help Mara get “glowy” when we go home, and this makes Mesu a lot more […]
Salt Lake City (still). We’re about to pick up a load that delivers in Tennessee. This is supposed to get us home. In spite of Mara’s surgery, I’m really looking forward to it. No matter how much downtime you have while you’re out, it can’t compare to being home.