Monday, October 04, 2010


It's been a very busy weekend up here in Walla Walla, WA.  I've been doing battle with something that I haven't had in almost two years.....a common cold, but I haven't let it get the best of me.  Over the past three days, my friend Cori and I have crisscrossed back and forth to all four corners of the greater Walla Walla area in search of great yard sale finds.  In fact, I have begun to call her Elly May Clampett, due to the fact that she purchased so many pieces of furniture at a few locations, that my truck was loaded down to the max, and all that was missing was Granny on the top of the cab in her rocking chair!
In all, we found over 15 pieces of furniture, and a multitude of random pieces, of what most people would think of as junk, that we envision as great accent pieces for around the home with a little TLC and imagination.  By the time I leave in a few days, Cori should have quite a supply of projects stacked up in her garage to keep her very busy in the next month and hopefully net her a nice return on all of her efforts at her retail shop.

In trucking news, Craig and Roy picked up the loaded trailer in the company yard in Spokane, WA on Friday afternoon and headed towards Arizona with it.  They had a slight delay in Las Vegas, no not for a break for a little gambling, but at the truck stop to replace a bad tire on the trailer.  They were able to make the delivery in Phoenix at the Wal Mart DC Sunday afternoon, and as the last pallet was being removed, they also knew what their next assignment would be.

This morning will find them in San Diego, CA picking up bananas to take into Puyallup, WA.  Craig made sure to confirm on Friday and they were aware of his vacation request, so we are confident that after the bananas are delivered on Wednesday morning, that he will receive a dispatch out of Puyallup into Spokane for either Wednesday night or Thursday morning.  It's been a long 8 weeks off the truck, and I know that Craig will be happy to hang up his training hat when he drives into the yard to start his vacation, satisfied that he did all he could do to make Roy a successful truck driver when he joins his son in law driving as a team.

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