Friday, February 18, 2011

THE TIME HAS COME

I think it's been made clear to me shortly after Craig decided to go team, that this blog would take on a new direction.  No longer did I have first hand insight into what was going on at shippers and receivers, or the ability to capture the changing seasons with my camera, and most evident was my lack of exposure to view life, our life, from the passenger seat of an 18 wheeler.

I miss that lifestyle, the one I thought I would never live back in the day, and more than that, I miss being able to spend all that time with my best friend and husband Craig.  But life is an ever changing entity, and you either adapt to those changes, or find yourself stuck fighting a battle that can never be won.  I count my five years on the truck with Craig, as five of the most happiest years of our lives.  The memories of those years, and the blogs entries that I wrote, fill five very large printed books that we have to enjoy at home.

I realize that the majority of the followers of this blog, have joined us on our trucking journey, and my hope is, for those that might have been interested in that lifestyle, that they were able to find some answers to their questions More importantly, that for all the negative, stereotypical descriptions of the men and women of trucking, that by reading this blog, you came to understand that they are the backbone of this great Nation, that they make sacrifices being separated from family, they miss out on holiday celebrations, and drive in horrendous weather conditions, to make sure you get everything you buy on a daily basis.

So it saddens me to close this trucking chapter on this blog, but I will continue it with what has become my second love.... " pickin' "  and re purposing old furniture.  The title will remain the same, but the background and sidebars will change in the coming weeks.  For those of you who enjoy that type of thing, I'll be thrilled to have you along on my latest journey of "before and afters".  For those whose interest lie in the trucking world and will move along, I thank you for coming along with us on our journey, through the good times and bad, from border to border and coast to coast, it was a helluva ride and we enjoyed the company along the way.

9 comments:

Mick said...

Thanks for the great trips and info. I seldom commented, but have enjoyed all of it, good luck with the pickin' and I hope you keep the archives available for the trucking stories.

all things bradbury said...

well, ya know that we're gonna stay on with your blog coz we love the pickin and seein ya'll transform your finds into works of art.....hopefully you'll still occasionally let us know how craig and roy are doin tho......best of luck to all of you....as you said, change is never easy but it's not always a bad thing either.....

Mom said...

I have enjoyed riding along on the truck with you. Now I feel like you are family friends and I will continue reading as your journey continues.

june in florida said...

Count me in too.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the pics and the stories all the best

Barb said...

You scared me there for a second Diane. I thought you were going to drop your blogging. So glad I still get to see all your artistic talent.

Barb

Anonymous said...

I remember the trucking pics and stories from driving though the BC Okangan to picking up a truck at the Vancouver airport the pics though New York State and the fall colors also the docks in Baltimore. Thanks :)

DIANE said...

Anon -

Boy did you bring back some great memories of our journies. We will never forget that de-icing truck we picked up in Vancouver and the wrong turn that almost left us stranded when we went to the wrong border crossing. Craig and I still talk about that one!

The Daily Rant said...

Pickin' is almost as good as truckin'. I can't think of one reason not to come back and see the incredible transformations of the stuff you guys find.

Glad you had so much time on the road to really get a feel of life out there. I'm sure Craig will miss you, but think of how great it'll be to see each other when he does get back home.

And think of all the transformations that'll take place in the meantime. Keep up the good work!

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