Saturday, February 07, 2009


It's really bittersweet these comings and goings that I do. I miss Craig so much when I'm off the truck, but then I miss the ones that I leave when I get back on the truck. It's a constant balancing act trying to find a happy medium. But as you can guess, I was more than ready to take my packed bags and get back to my second home the truck today when Craig pulled into the Company yard in French Camp, CA this afternoon. One of my twin nieces, Jennifer, was kind enough to taxi me out there with all my earthly possessions and reunite me back with the love of my life. To say I was happy to see him again is an understatement.

We have the routine down pretty good when I return to the truck. We pile all the food and bags through the side door onto my bed and then Craig finds a reason to leave the truck for awhile so that I can get busy reorganizing the house truck. As he was walking way, he commented over his shoulder, "I tried to keep it as clean as I could while you were gone". To be honest with you, it really wasn't too bad, but then we aren't talking about much square footage either.
With everything put back into it's place, I went about checking out the latest dispatch that Craig is on. We are set to deliver at 11pm Sunday night in San Bernadino, CA, just 10 miles from the Company yard in Bloomington. I checked out the location on Google Earth to see that we would have a pretty easy route into the Receiver. But with such a late delivery, we want to be sure to get a full 10 hour mandatory break in so that we will have plenty of time on Monday to be available to pick up another load. Our guess as usual is that it will probably be bananas. Anyone out there feel like gambling with us on that one?

So back to my ramblings train of thought about the load we are on now. We discussed our options and figured out that we will need to leave French Camp at 2am to get us into LA so that we can get that aforementioned 10 hour break in before we deliver. So much for those 8 days at my Mom's house sleeping until I woke up on my own. But getting up at 2am is a small price to pay for being back in the truck with Craig!


Anonymous said...

You two look like a very happy couple. So glad you enjoy seeing the country together. Not many people get that opportunity. Whenever I see a TWT truck on the freeway or downtown Spokane I always wonder if it's you two.

I grew up in S. Cal so I know a lot of the places you mention in your blog. Lived in Long Beach for over 20 years.

Happy travels.
Barb (Barbwire)

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Barb -

We found that life together 24/7 works out best if you are married to your best friend. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't find time to laugh and enjoy what we are doing. We feel very blessed to have found each other.

We should be around Spokane on Friday before we take a couple of days of home time and heading up to the house in Usk. Be sure to wave if you see us out and about!

rosemary said...

No bets's either bananas or bacon. great photos.


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