lundi 26 janvier 2009

That was a nice long trip.

Left Ingersoll, ONT on Monday Jan. 12th, picked up in London, ONT.
Delivered in Oshkosh, WI the following day.
Drove empty to Fridley (Minneapolis), MN and reloaded there on the Wednesday.
Spent the week-end in Ferndale, WA.
Delivered in Coquitlam, BC on Monday Jan. 19th.
Drove empty to Tieton (Yakima), WA.
Picked up a load of apples late Tuesday night and left Wednesday at 3 in the morning.
Dropped the loaded trailer at the yard in Ingersoll, ONT Saturday Jan. 24th at 6PM.

13 days.
8996 kms.
5578 miles.
2 Provinces.
11 States.
Saw -33F on the thermometer.
And +55F.
Green grass.
4 feet tall snowbanks.

mardi 20 janvier 2009

dimanche 18 janvier 2009

J'aime bien aller sur la cote Ouest. / I love driving cross country but.....

J'aime bien aller sur la cote Ouest sauf que rendu,
je suis encore a une semaine de la maison.

Quand je recommence a conduire pour m'en retourner, j'ai l'impression de faire du vélo stationnaire, tu pédales, pédales, pédales et tu n'arrives jamais nulle part.

Il faut que je prenne au moins une journée de congé (cette fois c'est la fin de semaine au complet), et les congés ça ne me rapproche pas de la maison.
Et je suis sur la route pour faire de l'argent, pas pour la dépenser, donc, habituellement je reste dans le camion au centre routier. (Mais j'ai loue une chambre d'hôtel ce weekend.)

Je reste sur l'heure de L'Est, je suis donc 3 heures en avance sur le Soleil et les gens autour de moi.

Je m'ennuie de Melinda et d"Eva-Mae


I love driving cross country but...(there's always a "but", isn't there?)
Once I get on the left coast, I'm still at least a week away from home.

Once I start driving again, it starts to feel like I'm driving on a treadmill, you know, on a treadmill, you run and run and run but you never get anywhere.

I got to take a least one day off (this time it's from Friday afternoon to Monday morning) and days off don't take me closer to home.
And I'm on road to make money, not spend it so I usually stay at the truck stop. (I did get a hotel room this week-end.)

It's not quite as bad as jet-lag but I still go by Eastern time. So I'm 3 hours ahead of the Sun and the people around me.

I miss Melinda and Eva-Mae.

dimanche 11 janvier 2009

Ostie que c'est long pour a rien.

Y fait pas chaud

Souffleuse au repos/Snowblower got a rest.

5 pouces de nouvelle neige ce matin.
J'ai decide de me servir d'une pelle au lieu de la souffleuse.


5 inches of fresh snow this morning.
I left the snow-blower in the garage and use a shovel instead.

jeudi 8 janvier 2009

I worked out tonight.

I am now 40.
I got married 10 years ago.
I started driving a truck about 8 years ago (99% of my loads are no-touch).
I quit smoking 3 years ago.
In college, I weighed 180 lbs.
When I got married I was about 200.
When I started driving, I checked in 220.
When I quit smoking, 245.
Now, 275.

...Yesterday, I stopped at Wal-Mart in York, Nebraska and bought some more Slim-Fast and I found a set of Gold Gym dumbbells for $20.

Tonight, I got them out of the box after dinner.
I felt guilty having them still unopened after eating some Popeye's fried chicken.
And I found an online home trainer website, found some exercises I could do with the dumbbells while in a space the size of a big closet.

And I worked out.
For the 1st time in years.

I was on a diet to keep from gaining more weight, maybe now I can lose some and get my college days figure back.

mardi 6 janvier 2009

Welcome back to work Luke

My wife kicked me out of the house and said "Go back to work".

Got home for Christmas on the 23rd and got back on the road today, January 6th.