Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Have you ever had one of those days when a gremlin lives inside you?? It takes over how you react, and all you can do is watch... That's how I feel this afternoon.  I didn't anticipate Gary, or read his mind right when we were picking up our load out of Aurora. He got irritated at me, which irritated me... So what do I do?? Sabotage myself by eating this peanut/chocolate mixture KNOWING there is a good possibility I'll have a hypoglycemic reaction later. I knew better, but the damn gremlin took over!! So now the truck is thick with silence, and I'm half sick to my stomach, feeling bitter and sorry for myself... Trying to 'fake it until I make it' to a better mood, but the gremlin just wants to be pissy! Sigh... I know this will pass, this same gremlin use to visit at least once a month, so I know it well.  I just thought I wouldn't have to deal with it, when I don't have to deal with IT.

P.S. Sorry for the TMI and whine... Like I said, it's one of those days...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Home Time...

Yep we are now on Home Time!!  Woo Hoo!! And also <<cringe>> Woo Hoo because we needed the break... <<cringe>> because of the cost of not rolling... the loop we are on keeps us moving, which is a good thing... but it also doesn't give us much 'down' time.  We needed to get the A/C fixed in the truck and service done, so Matilda is in the shop getting that done. We tried to go see our Silver Mine, but the Jeep wasn't quite ready for the trip (vehicle registration and the drive line) and our 2WD truck just wasn't cut out for the road we have to take... instead we went as far as we felt comfortable, then had a tail gate lunch!!
So hoping to fit in one more try!! 

It is also tax time!!  I am SO glad that isn't 'my' job!  I do the daily/monthly bookkeeping, and Gary gets the 'pleasure' of doing the taxes.  He does a great job, and some how understands/figures out what forms and stuff needs to get sent in... its all gobblygook to me.

I'm also getting to fix up some 'pre-prepared' crockpot meals for the road. I'm going to wander through Jessica's Blog (she is a friend and fellow driver) and some other crockpot sites, and see what type of meals I come up with. 

Tomorrow we are also going to get to visit with 'the kids'... although, they really aren't 'kids' any more.  Except for my Grandson - yep, he's a kid!! So glad we got to enjoy an Easter Egg hunt... it was a bit scattered on our side... My daughter and her husband really came through and set it up for us... thank you!!
Our next 'scheduled' hometime won't be until the end of July... not sure what we will do that week, but we are going to do something... we will have been married for 30 years, and need to celebrate some how.  Just hope we stay rolling (no breakdowns) until then, so we can afford it!! 

Rolling on...

Well the coolant leak saw us 'relaxing' in a hotel room for 3 nights... I wish I felt comfortable enough to have been able to rent a car and sight seen during that time, but with the snow storm and finances... yeah just as well we didn't.  So now it is Friday of the next week, and after running OTR last week, I can't wait to get back in our loop!!  Last week got us HEAVY trailers, and a weight violation 'warning'... Serious pushing for time, and it was totally not worth the stress... but I am glad we were rolling, instead of sitting.  There is that.

Now for other news - my daughter is going to be on a local news show.  She is going to be participating in St. Baldrick's. I'm going to cut my hair in sympathy with hers... not sure how far it will go, might even go bald!!  Depends on the amount of the donations :D

(Just realized I never posted this one - typed March 1 - Oops - posting now...)