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Home Time

By Linda Caffee
Posted Apr 9th 2021 7:39AM

We choose to be away from home, and while the money was good, we decided to keep on trucking.  The money we made was put to good use, and we will see the returns in our future.  Luckily we are together, and with our tiny home on wheels (THOW) that makes us money, we worked hard, and we were comfortable. 

This year 2021, has started out slow and while we enjoy running hard, we miss spending time with our family.  Usually, we get by to see family often with our trucking business, and yet in 2020, that was not the case.  We were able to see our grandaughter one time, and they came to our house when we were home.  It was tough as she is three, and when they are young, they change quickly.  How lucky we are, though, to have Facetime, and we are able to chat with her often. 

We left home on January 2nd and made it home in April.  Flights are cheap, and we booked a flight to Florida to see our granddaughter and our daughter.  We have not flown for a while, and airports and flights have changed for the worse.  It is frustrating with all of the signs saying to stay six feet apart and wear your mask and then get crammed into an airplane that is packed full.  While standing in line to be scanned, we were to stay six feet apart from the person in front of us and yet stand right next to the person going the opposite way.  It was idiocy at its best.  Also, for some reason, it is safe to serve Coke products and water on planes with a snack, as long as we remember to take the mask off to drink or put something in our mouth and put the mask back on.  We agreed to this before boarding the plane, and so we followed the rules. Over and over and OVER, we heard this announcement on the plane that the mask must be completely over our nose and mouth.  I wished I had also brought earplugs.  As much as I enjoy flying, this became a hardship, but it was worth it to spend time with our granddaughter. 

Being home does not mean time off as the truck has to be unloaded and reloaded for another season, and we are moving into hotter weather.  Now we carry our winter and summer clothes till we get home next time. There are always maintenance items that have been put off until we are home that also must be done to the truck as well as paperwork.  

There are always project waiting for us at home.  Our oldest daughter lives and maintains the house, and it has been way past time to declutter.  She started the project, and when we got home, I started helping her to get rid of stuff that filled shelves for no reason.  It felt great to get this project done.  Bob was not let off, and he took out a wall unit in our laundry room and built shelving that will someday have to be decluttered.  With all the new kitchen gadgets we needed more space.  I wonder, is the stove slowly becoming obsolete? 

Before we know it, we are back in the truck, headed out on our next adventure with Texas and Squeaky. 

Bob & Linda Caffee

TeamCaffee

Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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