Sunday, June 16, 2013

Trying to get on a Schedule! :)

I guess that I am about to get my act together and start being able to make additions to this blog on a more regular basis.  I though I would take this opportunity to more or less bring you up to speed on where I have been the past couple of months. 

I spent several months hauling sand for the fracking of the wells in south and west Texas.  During that time I had to come to the realization that I am a driver that is an OTR (over the road) driver.  Sitting in the middle of the desert waiting to be able to unload my sand for use at the wells, making a fairly good income, was actually getting to me!  I got really tired of having so much time to just
sleep, watch TV & just vegetate!!

 And after several months, I had to face the fact that when I got a few days off.....I didn't want to return to the fields!

Have you ever spent a whole night sitting out under the stars and having a campfire & listening to the sounds of the night??? the oilfields you see stars....and have VERY bright lights for "safety" and "the sounds the night" diesel engines running full-bore to build the pressures needed to accomplish the mission!  LOL   :)

I had to admit to myself after a few months that this was not the life for me!  I like being mobile, being on the road every day,
seeing a different sunrise and sunset every day!
Seeing different signs of the past!!

Having the opportunity to  go see businesses that are doing things the same way that they were done 100 years in getting a load of logs that had been cut to be the final shipment for a log home!  The logs came from Oregon....and went to Pennsylvania.

 Getting to drive along byways of the US that will just take your breath away...and make me want to stop and take pictures and  just be at peace for 5 minutes!!



 Seeing snow covered mountains in 90 degree weather!
Making deliveries next the ocean and seeing the glory of the waves!

Driving down roads that only the "locals" see each day!

Heading down an interstate highway and seeing a trailer full of someones whole life and wondering just how many miles they will get before the little tires that they are trusting their possessions to BLOW UP!!!


 And seeing little pieces of the history of the roads in the US being preserved for the future!!
I guess that I have rambled on enough for one night. I took a few days off to rest and try to finish getting my truck set up. I am about halfway thru my list of things I want to get done.  Hopefully tomorrow will be the completion day of my setup of my rolling Japanese efficiency apartment?

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