Man does he know JUST what you need... either a 2x4 across the head or being able to see the face of a loved one. We've had enough of the 2x4 treatment - so now he is giving us the face of a loved one. Gary has been out on the road, or at least not here for 2 weeks... for me that almost seems a life time (yeah that's an exageration, but still)!! So they (Gary and his trainer Mike) got a load from SLC to Sparks, NV. I was all ready to make the drive up there (3 hours) just to see his smiling face - but instead they got a load from there to Stockton, CA. Which means he can just swing by <happy dancing>... thankfully his trainer is a good one (at least a nice one) and they are going to be able to stop, have dinner, do some laundry - AHHHH - I am one happy girl tonight! I know that it will still be a long time until I see him again after this, but with Skype and text messages - at least I've been able to sort of know what is happening in his life, and him in mine. That has really helped compared to 20+ years ago. When I got a phone call MAYBE every 2-3 days.
The packing/cleaning out is getting less painful. Just another step in our lives. I just hope that when Gary and I do finally get off the road - that I didn't 'clean' too much out. Its hard because I don't know everything that Gary wanted to keep, but there is so much 'stuff' from his childhood and papers from his parents and brothers. Both brothers have been here - and neither expressed any interest in the 'stuff' - or they took what they had interest in. So Lynn/Morgan and I have been doing the best we can. The other day I was going through my books... now keep in mind I have about 800+ paperbacks. I have read every single one of them, and some more than once. They were like my special things... I really don't have many things that are just mine - but those were. So I had to 'thin' them. Thank goodness Lynn is ok with keeping some in the book case, but then some of them, she wants to read too :) So all in all I think we are doing OK with all the 'stuff' - both his and mine.
The kids gave me an e-book type thing for Christmas - that way I can get books on the road, and have room for them - now to just figure out how to get books on it - and have time to read them - LOL! I have a book that I read before. Took me MAYBE a week before - now its been over 3 weeks!! Yeah I've been busy doing other things - ya' think??
I finally got through the study guide Gary copied for me. Now to 'review' it and start on the PTI - (pre trip inspection) - that is one of the things they test on - that and the break check - two BIGGIES. Oh and lets not forget in all this testing - I will need to take the regular class C and my M again - LOL!
Well they will be here in about 2 and a half hours out (if nothing delays them) - I still work night shift tonight, but that will still give me a couple hours with him. I am so looking forward to that first hug...... <daydreaming now> .....