We delivered at Yakima Training Center in Yakima WA and they had really decorated the place up! The base was having a decorating contest and these ladies had really decorated the place up and they continued the theme to the inside. It was fun..
We are often presented with opportunities while out on the road to go and have fun. We have a double edged sword as when we are running slow we have time to site see but worry about the funds. When we are running hard we have spare cash but...
Each day is a new day out here! I took some pictures of what we just saw after we unloaded our load. Usually when something of interest happens like this I cannot get to my camera for today it worked out that I could record this happening.
Our youngest daughter is an inspiration to us in many ways. She is now a Captain in the Air Force. She is a civil engineer who really enjoys her job and enjoys being in the service and the many opportunities she has. She is also an athlete who has started running marathons.
Bob and I split our driving shift between 2 and 3 in the morning. Sometimes it can be work to stay alert just before the sun comes up for me. I have downloaded what I call my stay awake music and when I see the sun trying to peak its way out I go to my stay awake music.
Who are you going to call?
We have found that having a network of friends sure helps to make our lives easier! We have contacts with in the office, we have contacts among other expediters and we have contacts in other areas of trucking. The cell phone keeps us in touch.
Education is the key to our successful business!
Bob and I are constantly reading talking and listening to trucking information. The better informed we are the better we can stay on top of what we need to do to have a successful business. We not only read books on trucking we read self help books
Pre Planning Christmas
Planning your gift purchased for Christmas while on the road. I am a catalog shopper which works well for me since we are in the truck running up and down the highways! I try to have all of my Christmas catalog shopping finished and the orders at the house by Thanksgiving.
How cool is purple oatmeal first thing in the morning? I have always been a fan of oatmeal and this past year I have started adding fresh berries to my oatmeal. With winter coming on I have been having a hard time finding blueberries at a reasonable price...
What do the truckstop showers look like?
Sometimes you can wait over an hour for that much desire shower or as is usually the case they are immediately ready for you to use. You can always ask for an extra towel and many places will give a girl two towels which is nice.