Well, really, 79 days.
We've been home for SEVENTY-NINE days!
But we're back to work now. We just took our first load of 2016 a few days ago, all the way to Pennsylvania. I can't tell you how thrilling it's been for me to see a landscape that doesn't include cactus.
This last visit home was very fun, very busy, and very productive.
We saw doctors, did yard work, got our DOT physicals (and passed!), hiked a mountain. Sort of.
And had lots of quality cat time.
One of the best parts of our visit was spending so much time with my brother. He stopped by the house several times a week, which I'm pretty sure was only for Ed's monster breakfasts, but I didn't care. Any time with him is valuable.
We didn't want to go back to work, but it was inevitable. When we got the call for the load, Ed actually hesitated and asked if he could call back with an answer. I don't think he was ready to leave the La-Z-Boy.
But he came to his senses and took the load, and we ran around like headless chickens getting everything together to leave. That's the part I hate. No matter when we're home, the day we leave always seems to come as a surprise and I'm never ready. It took several hours to pack the truck.
The last thing we did before leaving town was have one last dinner at El Charro with our CBF (couple's best friend), Kim, and then hit the grocery store to stock up on at least a week's worth of food since the cupboards were bare.
The next thing I need to do is catch up on what's been happening in the industry. I haven't read anything about trucking since before Christmas!
I'm looking forward to Spring, hoping for some good photo opportunities, and most importantly, meeting up with Marlaina and MacG - it's been WAY too long!
See you on the road!
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2015: The Gold On The Hill
2014: Be Happy You Don't Have A Bolt In Your Head
2013: Seriously Up To Our Ass In Alligators
2012: Such A Fragrant Sprig!
2011: Coast To Coast
2010: The Joke’s On Us
2009: Eddie Monsignor Starbucks Friday
2008: All The Better To Smell You With, My Dear
2007: Neon Railroad
2006: I Left My Heart…
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!