Encounter With A USX Driver

I had an encounter with another U.S. Xpress driver tonight. I don’t know if it was trainer/trainee or another team, but it started at Baxter. They had one of USX’ new Peterbilts, and we waved and kind of checked out the Pete. They just stared at us. Fine. No big deal. That’s the reaction we… Continue reading Encounter With A USX Driver

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Not Off To A Good Start

I’m not off to a very good start. I drove about 300 miles this morning and crashed. Mara had to get up and drive. While some of it is just getting back in the groove, most of it is the Ambien, I think. I sleep well when I take it, but I just can’t get… Continue reading Not Off To A Good Start

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331 Pounds

13:19. I weighed in the bathroom of the Marion travel plaza today. 331 lbs is the verdict. It’s definitely time to get back on Atkins. Hopefully I can make it work in the long-term this time.

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I Want To Have A Life

I’m about to go to bed. It’s 4:23am. I’ve been up late playing a video game (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). It’s been an addictive diversion since we bought it a couple of days ago. I dread going to sleep. When I wake up, it’ll be to leave. I don’t want… Continue reading I Want To Have A Life

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Taking Down The Tree

We’re taking down the tree today. Well, Mara is taking it down. So far neither Mama nor I have done much to help. I took off two ornaments, but nothing else so far. This wasn’t by design, though. Last night I finally took our hard drive out of the laptop and hooked it up to… Continue reading Taking Down The Tree

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The Hulk

We watched “The Hulk” tonight. I enjoyed it on one level, but I think I understand why so many people said that it was a terrible movie. I don’t think it was a bad movie at all. I enjoyed it. But I think the one thing that hurt the movie was that they filmed it… Continue reading The Hulk

A Good Christmas

Christmas Day. We had a good Christmas this year. I feel strange about Christmas now, though. I don’t know how many years it’ll take before I can feel something about Christmas again. I’ll spend every Christmas season thinking of Loretta, and how much the season meant to her. I don’t know how much of this… Continue reading A Good Christmas

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Joann And Steve Turner

Joann and Steve came over today. That was a very pleasant surprise. I sent them a card and told Joann that I wasn’t really crazy; that when I sent her the letter from Portland talking about how much I missed Maw-Maw Virgie, Aunt Margie, and everyone who’s still living down there, and how I’d like… Continue reading Joann And Steve Turner

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The Return Of The King

Mama, Mara and I went to Charlotte this afternoon to see the new Lord of the Rings movie, “Return of the King.” I had a wonderful time. I’ll always carry with me the image of Mama staring at that screen with a warm glow and a smile upon her face. I’m so thankful that I… Continue reading The Return Of The King

Frustating Myself

I keep frustrating myself. I was tinkering around on e-bay, looking up vinyl LP’s, and I kept coming across records that I used to have; records that I should still have, but which have gone missing at some point through the years. I know what happened to most of them. When my step-brother, Chip, moved… Continue reading Frustating Myself

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