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I want to go home

By Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 6th 2017 6:34AM

We are tantalizing close to home at 644 miles and I am hard pressed to not put the truck in gear and head that direction.  Today marks two months since we pulled out of the driveway and it sounds as if our mail is outgrowing the large basket.  Our German Shepard puppy, Texas, has also been home all of this time with our daughter who took care of her while she was spayed.  It is time to get our puppy back in the truck with us.

Since we left home the temperatures have dropped, the trees have lost their leaves, and the flowers have died.  While there has not been any snow, the windows are not being left open at night.  We have missed seasons from staying out too long and have put off going home due to winter weather conditions.  Right now, though the weather is great and it would be a nice time to be home preparing the truck for winter.

Before long the phone rings with an agent that has a load, he is desperately trying to cover with a long deadhead to pick up and delivering in Arizona. That is sure not what I had in mind.  The agent went on to explain this load needed a team, he could not use an outside carrier, and it needed a lift gate.  I told him if you have other choices can you ask then first and if that doesn’t work give us a callback.  In the past, it was sure easier to say no on the OmniTraks then it is to say no to a person that needs a load covered. 

As you might guess in about an hour he called back and said I really do need you and this is what the load will pay for all miles.  The pay was sufficient and it is going to a good area so I said yes but please be looking for us a load out of that area to get us back to Saint Louis. At some point, we will have to say no as we have to get home to get Texas and then head for Texas to be there when our granddaughter arrives. I am dreading saying no to a great load though. 

Now I need to go to work and send out a few flyers letting other agents know where we are going to unload and that we are looking for a load going back to Saint Louis!

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005


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