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Horror upon Horrors I left my hobby at home!

By Linda Caffee
Posted Mar 6th 2018 8:13AM

The load we left home to pick up was an ASAP pickup and we basically threw all of our stuff in the truck. When we know what day, we are going to be available for a load we put everything in the sleeper but the stuff we use often such as my sewing, my computer, and Bob's IPad.  There is also a small amount of food in the refrigerator that we load at the last minute.

Over the years we have left home at a dead run to make an ASAP pickup and we have had loads that gave us plenty of time to leisurely finish loading the truck.  Many years ago, when we knew we were going in service we loaded everything in the truck and then basically twiddled our thumbs waiting for a call.  Sometimes that call might be a day or two in coming and we would trot out to the truck several times a day to bring back into the house food to eat, our computers, and usually clothes to change into. 

The day before we go into service I go grocery shopping for the truck, Bob fills up our water tank, and we are prepared for at least our first week of being on the road.  While at home when I cook a meal, I cook extra so that it can be frozen and put into the freezer of the truck.   We also have stacked containers for the pet's food.  These are filled and stacked in the cupboards and ready for travel.

Over the years we have forgotten different items and usually, it is something scrumptious I cooked at the last minute and put into the refrigerator to eat as leftovers in the truck.  Once I left the charging cord for my computer and luckily after we picked up the load we came right back by the house and I was able to pick it up.  I have forgotten to bring different shirts or pants I was planning on and once I left my heavy coat.  It sounds like a lot but really over the past eighteen years, I have not forgotten too much at home.

Leaving my sewing by far has been the worst as that is how I relax and get my mind away from trucking.  The worst part is I know exactly where I left it and how I managed to forget to pick it up.  This by far has been the worst thing I have forgotten at home.  We have been on the road for about four days now and I am still lost when I sit down to relax.   What do you do with your hands when sitting and watching a movie or listening to a book?

What is something you forget to repack in the truck when you are ready to leave?

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005


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