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I forgot my brain…

By Linda Caffee
Posted May 5th 2018 7:26AM

When we are leaving home for a few months at a time and we forget something important it is really frustrating.  Somethings can be repurchased and others we have to learn to do without.  Over the years I have forgotten some funny and not so funny things.

Our Cascadia is parked at our house when we are home and that makes it easier to load and I think sometimes easier to forget stuff.  When we know we are ready to go back out again we load the truck with items we know are not needed in the house.  The freezer is filled and our clothes are loaded.

 Then we wait for THE call to decide when we are leaving and where we are going.  This call can take five minutes or 24 hours and THE call can mean we have to ASAP or can mean we leave the next day.  When we need to leave ASAP, we run around like chickens with our head cut off, loading the pets and last-minute items and that is usually when we have a problem.

 This year has been rough as we have left some pretty essential items:

Texas’s Leash

Computer Charger

Vegetable snack bags – I spent a lot of time preparing

The Cross-Stitch picture I work on when I need to relax

What we need to do is walk through the house and check each room to see if we have left everything and before we roll out in the truck look through the cupboards to see that everything is in its place.  Maybe in the next ten years of expediting we will figure this out!

Over the years it has been all kinds of crazy things that have been left, usually because we do not take the time to do one more walk through of the house.  Luckily for us our daughter lives in the house and she can either eat or dispose of items I have made to take with us to eat.

What are some of the crazy things you have left behind?



Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005


Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;

Expediting isn't just a lifestyle, it's an adventure;

Expediting isn't just an adventure, it's a job;

Expediting isn't just a job, it's a business.


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