Dinner With Fox News

Mara and I had dinner at a Flying J truckstop tonight here in Salt Lake City. I only mention this because the meal was nearly ruined by the annoying presence of Fox News in the form of Hannity & Colmes (on television). Mara was very gracious, but I could hardly eat for the presence of… Continue reading Dinner With Fox News

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Dinner With Barriak

Salt Lake City. We just got back from spending the evening with a friend from EQ and SWG. Barriak is the name he uses online that I’m most familiar with. His real name his Jerry. He and his son, Tip, picked us up from USX’ terminal and took us to their house. They fed us… Continue reading Dinner With Barriak

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Sleepy In Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa. We’re at a truckstop. It’s raining. Mara is inside, washing clothes. I’m supposed to be sleeping, but I woke up and decided to check our bank account using the wi-fi network here. I thought I’d toss off a note here, but just decided that I have nothing to say, really, and I’d… Continue reading Sleepy In Des Moines

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An Asshole In Wisconsin

We’re heading to Lincoln, Nebraska from Wisconsin; not from the last load I mentioned, though. We were just about to the Minnesota border last night when USX asked to do a re-power. We agreed. From there it gets weird. They told us where the other driver was; about 100 miles south of our location. So… Continue reading An Asshole In Wisconsin

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Headed to Wisconsin & No A/C

Well, we’re heading back north to Wisconsin. Just as I feared, they took our California load from us at our first stop in Texas. On top of that our air conditioning has stopped working. Mara has talked about getting it fixed. I’d rather not have down-time with just over a week to go before we… Continue reading Headed to Wisconsin & No A/C

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Niema

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I have a new character. For some reason this is the kind of thing I don’t mention. Anyway, her name is Niema (nigh-eem-ah, with the emphasis on the middle syllable). She grew out of that dream I had the other day. She’s part of the Sentinels and Asria Bor… Continue reading Niema

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Headed to California

I-55 in Illinois, southbound about 150 miles from St. Louis. We’re supposed to be headed to California, but the trip has two stops along the way; one in Texas and one in Arizona. We could lose the load at either stop. At this point we don’t really care. Mara is going home next week. It… Continue reading Headed to California

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Effingham, Illinois & Don

We stopped in Effingham, Illinois to meet one of Mara’s e-mail trucker buddies; a fella named Don. I’ve tried to explain to Mara that I don’t like having to look people in the eye and stand my ground because they wonder what kind of man I am because I haven’t kicked her ass for repeatedly… Continue reading Effingham, Illinois & Don

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Not Happy About Minnesota

Our next load goes to Minnesota. It’s a 700 mile run so we’re not too thrilled about it, but at least it’ll let us squeeze in another trip onto this week. We put in our time off request, so we didn’t think we’d run all that good before we went home, but we didn’t expect… Continue reading Not Happy About Minnesota

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