Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AT LEAST ONE OF US IS BUSY

Most of you will probably think that busy person is Craig, and you would be wrong!  After enjoying two days at home, it was time to get back back to work.  We called ahead on Monday to see what if any load assignment was awaiting Craig and Roy's return on Tuesday.  I know I was hoping it would be a late afternoon start, and groaned out loud when I heard Craig say they would be there bright and early for an 8am load time in Spokane. 

That meant that I would have to get the house cleaned the night before, and then both of us wake up super early to take showers and then hit the local Wal Mart to get food supplies for Craig.  I'm here to tell you, waking up at 3am and having to run around to get stuff done, and then drive the 70 miles to the yard is a whole lot harder than just rolling out of bed and starting your day's drive just three feet away!  But we accomplished all that needed to be done and was loading up the truck when Roy arrived with his groceries as well.

After saying our goodbyes, not as hard this time since Craig will be back in three short weeks to start vacation time, the boys took off to Johanna Beverage Co. in Spokane to pick up 25,000 pounds of juice to take to Tolleson, AZ.   They were hoping to be able to pound out the miles and get it into Arizona early, since they are not qualified to run as a team, but were sadly informed that as of yet, there was not a load out of Arizona for them.  So it will be a slow drive into Arizona for a Friday afternoon delivery.  Here's hoping that things may change between now and then.

As far as the busy person in the family?  That would be me!   I drove into Walla Walla where I met up with my friend Cori who will be leaving for a few days to take care of some business in California.  I will be helping take care of her kids during the day, while her husband is at work while she is away.  During the rest of the time, we have projects lined up as far as eye can see in their three car garage.  We hit the ground running yesterday as soon as I got there, hitting three thrift store and picking up four pieces of furniture to work our magic on to add to the growing list.

Thankfully I have the use of their guest cottage while I am there and will be able to rest and recuperate during the evenings.  I am so excited to get busy on these projects and get them over to her retail space to sell.  I'll be sure to post updates and photos of what we'll be doing over the next three weeks, and I promise not to forget to keep you informed about Craig and his whereabouts too!

3 comments:

Pat said...

low 100's here. But, the nights have been pretty nice. Hope the boys have a nice visit.

Chris said...

So are you permanently retired or will you go back on the road once Roy is cut loose to drive on his own? Have you ever wanted to get your own CDL so you can drive a rig too?

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Chris -

The only time I will permanently be off the truck is when Craig decides to stop driving. We are both counting the days until vacation, and then both of us returning to the truck to enjoy life out on the road.

I have never considered,not even for a second, driving truck. In fact, I think Craig is still shocked that I even went along with his dream and basically live the majority of the time in the truck. But it gave me the opportunity for an early retirement from my previous job, so that helped a great deal!

I'm happy to be the professional navigator!

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