Friday, May 14, 2010

AUDIO BOOK DISAPPOINTMENT

Remember how night before last the audio book saved us by keeping us awake? Let's just say if we had listened to the second one while trying to get some sleep, we probably would have gotten a full 8hrs of sleep in before driving. Yeah it was that boring, and you wouldn't have thought so given it was based on a true life murder in our old neck of the woods in California. But boring it was with detail after boring detail with no side interest story behind the murder. The author who also recorded it didn't do much for us either.So we powered through with enough time to stop about 90 miles away from our delivery for a good 2 hour power nap. With this being the second night of driving for Craig, I know better than to engage too much with him as he gets a wee bit grumpy as the lack of sleep accumulates. I kept to my laptop as we relied on listening to Howard Stern on Sirius radio to get us through to our delivery in North Spokane.

Back at the yard by 6am, we took to our beds for about 4 hours of sleep. Waking up to growling stomachs, Craig retrieved our pick up from the employee parking lot and we took off to check out a new Mongolian BBQ that had just opened up by the Wal Mart down the street. I'll go on record saying that we will definitely be making that a mandatory stop every time we come into the yard, it was that good.Back at the yard I finally had to deal with the laundry issue, while Craig scanned in our last couple of trips. While in the driver's lounge, we met up with our marine division dispatcher, who happens to be the owner of the company's daughter. Then we finally ran into one of Craig's ex-coworker from his NorCal Beverage days, who is now driving for TWT as well. So now he is back to being his coworker again. Then we met up with one of our favorite people in the office, Curtis, from recruiting, who was wanting to know when I would be gifting them again with some cookies. I told him he should have his next care package by the end of the month.

By then our laundry was done, and we packed up and headed to our truck for a nice relaxing evening. As with the rest of the trucks sitting int he yard, it looks like we won't receive our next dispatch until sometime Friday. Let the sleeping commence.

5 comments:

Jennie said...

Too bad about the book on tape. That can be so much fun to listen to a good book in the car...or semi. :) I would now like some mongolian bbq for breakfast.

all things bradbury said...

also sorry that you got a bad book.....could just be that it's hard to have to follow a john grisham book.....lol.....sounds like you salvaged the day tho with some good food and visiting with old friends!....always a plus!!...

Trucking Tiger said...

Forget the book...just SLEEP! I hate not having enough sleep and get grumpy as well!

Plum Trucker said...

I bet Mongolia BBQ is good. I would love to try it. I was just reading Trucking Tiger's Pork Skin post. Between that and yours now I am hungry! lol It must be so neat to try different foods at different places while you are on the road.

OTRjournal said...

"who happens to be the owner of the company's daughter."

Whoa.

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