Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spent 34 Hours With Ohio Family

We left Findlay Ohio this morning. It was a good 34-hour break. During that time, we went up to Toledo to meet our new granddaughter, Layla. Our daughter, Sierra, was in the hospital due to post-pregnancy problems. 
  Stephanie’s grandparents accommodated is in their house, as usual. Everyone seems to congregate there, no matter what. Our puppies are starting to win over the heart of their 5-year-old Weimaraner, Katie. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Granddaughter is Born

On the 11th, our granddaughter was born. Layla Josephine Clark is a healthy little girl. 

Dogs Can’t Ride On My Lap While Driving

Someone had their knickers in a knot the other day & accused me of letting my dogs right in my lap while I was pulling into a rest area in New York. That is obviously not so, as you can see from this picture. Having them in my lap ,while parked, was a definite struggle. We always make sure the dogs stay out of my line of sight and away from the truck controls.

Working & Playing in the Northeast’s Deep Snow

We’ve been working hard and playing hard in the deep snow of the Northeast. Freight has taken us all the way into Maine. We’ve pushed ourselves to the very limits of the law nearly every day since leaving home. The puppies love snow. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bringing a Load Through Home

After delivering our load to Lawrence Kansas, we drove about an hour to a customer in Spring Hill Kansas. Our load was ready to be picked up, which made us happy.
   The Missouri state line was nearby. We stopped at a Loves travel plaza to scale the load. There were lots of police and other people lining the freeway entrance to pay their respects to a fallen officer whose body was being transported in a procession that was to occur within a few minutes. 
  After I adjusted our trailer axles to make the weight distribution legal, we ate lunch. Then, we embarked on the three hour trip toward home. 

Delivering to Lawrence Kansas

We delivered our load of giant paper rolls to a customer in Lawrence Kansas this past Friday morning. It was nice to be one of the first drivers to be unloaded. Our load came from Big Island Virginia. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Disappointed in Connecticut, New York & New Jersey

We had a trip plan that we were sure was going to work, but some things came up and caused us to miss our Monday night deadline. The frustrating things included: an empty trailer search; truck computer not working well; a missed turn; and horrible directions. The folks at Schneider we’re perfectly understanding about our reasons for a delayed delivery to New Jersey.  
  With only a few minutes remaining on my DOT clock, I am having to park in any spot that’s not really a designated space at a service plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike. We will have to leave our parking lights on all night to keep from being hit.