Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Signing off for now....

As you know I no longer have a laptop so I have not Internet access. that is truly a bummer but TC and i are considering our options and just so you know I have to think on things before I act, so we have something figured out in a week or so. Until then, God bless, we gone....
PS-

RUTH- Hang in there
SGT DUB- slow down friend
MRS DUB- I too am glad he is not going this time
SARGE CHARLIE- It just ain't right a couple gets to travel like yaw, but I hope you enjoy it all.
JONATHAN- You have great insights and I agree with most of all you say.
FLAG GAZER- What you do is unreal. a person only has to spend a few minutes on your blog and that put things into prospective. You are great.
LOIS- I just love campers period.....Hope all continues to go well.
SIS- Thanks for checking my blog daily, hope to be back online one day. love ya, see ya on thanksgiving

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back on the road...

This has been a good few days off. Our front deck has been completed and it looks great. I have finished leveling properly and we have planted some fall grass. Hopefully, some will grow and some mud will be covered. Looks like we will go back in service on Wednesday and who knows how long we will be out. All doctor visits have been completed and prescriptions handed out and filled. I have a problem with my blood pressure so I take pills to keep it down. Recently, it has been shooting way up there so I am glad I went to the doc. I cannot pass the dot physical without the medicine and that is coming up in February again. Tc and I have enjoyed being home and also spending time with mom and dad. Mom is recovering nicely from her knee replacement and she is getting outside and walking some again. She even walked down to our house for a visit on Monday, so that was nice. My computer needs a new motherboard and that cost is too much for the age of my laptop, so we will be deciding what we will do in the near future. That means that I have to return this one to Cecil who graciously allowed to use this one for a few days. I will post again as soon as I can but until then may God bless each and every one of you, I consider you my friends. All for now.....

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Long Time Coming

Hello Everybody, I am so sorry but my computer went boom. I hope to get it repaired soon but we will see. I may have to purchase a new one. I tried every way I could think of to make a post but with no success. I want to play catch up right now. We left Alabama and picked up a load in Atlanta Ga., and headed for Joseph city Arizona. So, on Sunday we rented a car and headed for the Grand Canyon. Yes, my eyes have beheld its glory. It was awesome!!!!!! If you have not seen this you must. I wish I could post some great pics, but I am using a friends computer right now and I do not want to download anything so pics cannot be right now. We made it home and are enjoying some great home time right now and are trying to get some things done. By the way coming through Oklahoma we were able to spend some time with SGT and MRS and MISS DUB. These are great Americans and good people. Thanks for the ice cream.... It's Monday morning and I heading for the doc this morning. My blood pressure had been increasing and is becoming hard to deal with so lets go see what the shade tree doc has to say. Anyway, i should be able to post again before we leave. All for now....

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Waiting in Alabama

On a chance I gave the customer a call yesterday and they were open. All the paperwork and even the agents said they were closed on Columbus Day. The company, Diebold, works on banks schedules, but the warehouse was open. We delivered some drive thru equitment. Anyway, it was to no avail, because Monday evening came and went and no load. So, we moved from Jackson Miss., to Birmingham Ala., where we will give this area one day. If no load today, we will probably head for home and wait on a load there.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sunday

Well we decided to try and follow the west coast of Florida called the natural coast. That is not easy, especially in a 40 foot truck. There was one county road that came to a dead end and we had to turn around. Those folks were surely wondering about us. I guess the country took out the bridge without letting Rand Mcnally know about it. Anyway, it started getting dark on us so we headed over to Perry Florida and camped out at a Walmart. We dug through the bargain bin and found a few movies we liked and added them to the collection. They are:
  • A River Runs Through It,
  • Young Guns, I can't believe I didn't already have this one.
  • Quigly Down Under, Tom Selleck version
  • Legends of the fall- one of my favorites

I usually don't purchase a movie unless I want to add it to my collection. Anyway, we will attempt to get to the Gulf of Mexico again today when it is good and light from the upper side. Then we will begin to head toward Mississippi. We still have plenty of time for some misadventures.

A Committee contacted me from Ohio. According to my resume, they wanted to know why I left full time ministry and know why we wanted to return. I left a great thought out comment for them and it is true, I simply took my eyes off God. Why return, because God said to make ourselves available, that's all we know for now......

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Florida

After delivering in Texas, we picked up a full load of dog kennels in Fort Worth, TX and made the 1258 mile trip in 22 hours to Sarasota Florida. This load had plenty of problems, but it did pay well. We had to unload the kennels that were made of stainless steel and there were problems between the customer and the manufacturer, but all is well that ends well. After unloading in the Florida heat and soaking wet we had to drive about 60 miles to the nearest truckstop for a shower and a meal at Arby's. This morning we picked up some bank drive through equipment in Venice Florida and the loads delivers Tuesday morning in Ridgeland Mississippi. That's only 750 miles and three days, so I guess we will take our time and perhaps find something to do.....Currently the weather is overcast and it has been raining and of course it is humid. All for now.....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Loaded and running

We are loading tonight at Caterpillar engines in Greenville SC and delivering to Peterbuilt in Dallas Texas by 2:00 Pm on Wednesday. Good run and I hope we can load back out of there and come back home. We'll see....

Monday, October 01, 2007

Answered Prayer

It is well past my bed time but I just wanted to add that Mom did great. Of course the time that I saw her she was still drugged up, but everything went well. She really is a strong woman. Tender and more mercy in her little finger than most, but strong when she needs to be. She of course will have a long road of recovery, but being strong will help her I am sure. Mom is a very active person and she loves to work in the yard, so I will be glad when she can be doing that again. I guess that might be a little while.
I finally got the tires on the truck and we bought all the stuff for the deck. I had to go ahead and let Lowe's deliver it tomorrow morning. We are not sure if we will go out on Tuesday or Wednesday. We will see.....Thanks for all your prayers for Mom!!!!!!!!

My Morning Prayer

Things are moving just great here at home. The last two days have been just what we needed. Today, mom goes for her knee replacement, around 10:00 AM, and also today I am going to get some rear tires for the truck and then head for Lowe's to get all the lumber and material needed for the new deck. That will come next weekend. We should be heading back out on Tuesday, we'll see. I just pray my Mom recovers better than anyone in history, that is my morning prayer!