Monday, October 10, 2011

What are we doing now...

Well this is cut and pasted from a 'Trucker's Forum' we are on:


Well we made it over the hill - and on our way to Hershey, PA we repowered a solo load.  That was kind of and interesting one. He was heading the same way we were, but would not have the hours or time to deliver his load.  So we picked it up from him, and he hooked on to our PA load.  We delivered his in IA and then met him back up in IA (50 miles back - since that is where he ran out of time for that day) and picked our original load back up and then TRIED to deliver it in PA.  When I say tried, yes we did deliver it, but it was a confusing mess.  The address they had us go to the first time, was the address on the bills, but they refused it.  They said it was to go to the D/C - went to the D/C and they said it was to go to the original address... ARG!!  Finally they said to just leave it at the D/C and they would straighten it out on Monday (don't ya just LOVE weekends!!) So we met up with Celtic Wolf on our way out there - great to met and talk with folks you only have had a chance to read.  Didn't get a load until Sunday 30 minutes until it was to be picked up 150 miles away!! So we get there - when they said they would be closing - and not only got in, but had to take it back to get it reworked.  All of that for a 317 mile load - but hey, better than dead heading - LOL!  Now we are watching the 'truck stop' show after delivering our load. The impatience and rudeness really shouldn't surprise me, but DA##!  Not really looking forward to having to get out and deal with this mess, but we need to fuel.  So that brings you up to date on what we've been doing... We are planning on staying out until Nov (Thanksgiving) and taking an extended home time (10 days!!) - I can't wait!!

Reading and communicating on the forum (for me at least - Gary likes his FB games) is a good distraction from the 'waiting' we have to do some times... One thing we were hoping to do while we were 'out on the road' is to go to some of the 'Church of Christ's that were in the same 'group' as the one we went to in Sacramento... however that hasn't come to pass.  So we thought - Mmm they have the 'Church in a Truck Stop' chapels, but we still haven't made it to one of those... So instead we have found our solution.   My nephew has founded/seeded a new church.  Its called 'The Garden City Church'.  He has been a 'Preacher/Minister/Teacher' - (what ever name you want to give the position) - for several years at other churchs.  He was 'called' to start/seed this church, and puts his 'lessons/sermons' on pod casts.  THIS way - when Gary and I have time (and now we are 'making time') to listen to them, we are.  We don't get the social aspect of the church, or the communion, but we get the words and the message.  We were so missing that!!  It had been quite a while for us, what with (long list of excusses) - we can now 'go to church' - even if its in the front seat of our truck :D

PS - got the bigger fridge and its working pretty good - however it might have worked TOO good and froze the celery -sigh - but we did get the carrots and snap peas :)

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