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  1. ntimevan

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    At Home in Iowa , relaxing until next week . Then We get the Party Started ..

     
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    • RoadTime
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      Busy day. Took a 360 mile round trip run today with a 2 1/2 hour layover and then didn't get paid! :mad:

      Ok, it was only a personal business trip ;)

      But I did get to drive a semi truck, that was kind of fun :D
       
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      425 mile deadhead to Columbia Mo yesterday. Delivery of big bag of candy for Mother-in-Law today. My co-Driver is doing that now, as I sit out side drinking my coffee. Life is hard.


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      Yesterday, My Sprinter developed a intermittent clanking sound underneath. Sounded like it was coming from the drive line. Would be triggered after using reverse. Was too dark and wet to be crawling underneath when I got home last night. Just replaced the drive line 1-2 years ago. Was planning a trip to Wayne's World anyways, so hopefully it's nothing that needs to fixed immediately locally before heading down.

      Will check it out today after coffee kicks in ;)
       
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      Maybe you'll get lucky like I did. That expensive sound under my van turned out to be heat shield rattling off and on. Cheap fix.
       
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      Noname Expert Expediter Owner/Operator US Navy

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      I'm home for the holiday after having my highest income week ever. But obligations scattered between now and mid-October will prevent a long stretch of solid work, so I'll have to settle for shorter times away from home, probably smaller paydays, all compensated by more time with wife, kids, grandkids. I'm not complaining.
       
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      That's the thing about this job. Anyone needs to be out here 4 to 5 weeks solid to make anything. When you have what you've got it's hard to do this job for sure!

      I'm fortunate, I'm single no wife or kids! When that day comes will have to reevaluate this. May work, may not?
       
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      Yup, Ditto! This has been our story too. Get going good then a look at calendar shows a Dr. appointment (or something) and back to Jersey. Like you (and Muddy) that usually means a DH from somewhere because we live out of the "freight lanes".

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      I got lucky this time
      Deadhead from drop to son’s house only 70 miles


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      Colonoscopy done. Back in the saddle tomorrow morning.


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      Hmm, neither sounds like fun ;)

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      The prep for a colonoscopy is much worse than the procedure. Prep involves cleaning yourself out via forced diarrhea. We took a room close to the hospital. Best practice is to lay in bed and wait for the "onrush"; preferably nude so you have one less thing to worry about.

      The procedure, otoh, is easy peasy. Toughest part of that is getting the IV, because you're dehydrated and your veins are flat

      Lucky me. No polyps or any other trouble, so I go back in ten years for another one.

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      The Doctor gave me the Goose last week .. . Had to laugh when he said oh thats where my watch went ...

       
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      Last time I got the Goose as you call it I said “Hey Doc ! You’re the weirdest dentist I’ve ever been to !”
       
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      Way too much info imho......
       
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      Ran Houston, TX to Del Rio, TX yesterday. Relocated to Larado, day trip’in..........
       
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      You’re a good son in law! My kids came out a few weeks ago and restrained our deck and cooked up a storm! Steak marinated with pineapple and grilled out was the big winner!
       
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      Ok back to the General Expedited Thread, LOL.
       
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      Bad News, Maybe Good News...

      At Wayne's World. Since I posted, the clanking sound has got really bad. Wayne thinks it's something with the drive line, which really pisses me off, since I just replaced it about 2 years ago in KC.

      Currently in a holding pattern for repairs for a few more hours. It's time to stop the bleeding. I may be finally putting the old girl out to pasture

      There may be a new (used) Sprinter in my future

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