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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I have been all over

I have been all over the U S now, and the most snow on the road award goes to; Hwy 95 between Caldwell and Lewiston Idaho..

I have been all over

I have been all over the U S now, and the most snow on the road award goes to; Hwy 95 between Caldwell and Lewiston Idaho..

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tomorrow is final day!

I can hardly believe that it's finally here, my last day of training. I also think maybe my trainer can hardly believe it too! We left Eden Id about 1pm today, when the interstate finally opened up again. I sat hoping we could take off all morning long, ready at the wheel! Pulled into Salt Lake about 4pm, dropped our load off at customers location, and am now at the Salt Lake Swift Terminal. Free WiFi....we will take a new load from Twin Falls to Lewiston in the morning, and I will hopefully take my final test on Wednesday. First time I'm excited about taking a test...I will let you all know how I do! Roz

tow truck for truckers

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okay..it would have been easy to dig this out. trainer wanted a tow

I was so bummed last

I was so bummed last night didn't trudge thru snow to get dinner..ate 3 Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Creme Cookies! Lol

drove truck into truckstop and

drove truck into truckstop and got stuck in a drift...waiting for tow truck. this officially stinks! the joy is in the journey

offically only 17 hours of

offically only 17 hours of training left! Last night made it to Eden/Kimberly exit in Idaho. Freeway shut down. I drove

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

staying with my cousin Debbie

staying with my cousin Debbie and family...nice visit with Uncle Don and Aunt Normie..

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Visiting uncle Don, aunt Normie, Bryan, Debbie, Janaye, Jared in SLC.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Duane made it to Jackson, WY blizzard coming. I had to put chains on to get off the street and into the drive way.

Monday, November 22, 2010

love my baby girls

This is part of why we are becoming truck drivers! In Boston playing...

Finally heard from Danielle. They

Finally heard from Danielle. They are on their way! yahoo..

so excited.dropped load in Conn.

so excited.dropped load in Conn. and took load to Hudson near Danielle and . they won't answer phones! I have 5 hours to visit

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowflakes & Laundry

Three nights ago I was in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We got parked early, I had plenty of time to take a shower and get my laundry done. Thought I was being so clever, packed all my laundry in my suitcase on wheels and pulled it inside to the truck stop. Took a leisurely shower. Got dressed in clean clothes, got ready to do my laundry and found out that none of the LOVE Truck stops have laundry facilities. I was disappointed. I was going to go back to the truck. I looked outside and the hour I had been inside it snowed 2 inches! I was relaxed, exhausted after driving 600 miles, so I didn't have the energy to pick it up and carry it back to the truck. So I drug it on it's wheels through the snow, pushing snow with me, looked like someone had plowed all the way to the truck. Needless to say, huge learning curve in this over the road lifestyle. Finally did my laundry today in Ft Worth,TX, but this time put just the laundry I needed in my pillowcase and got it washed at the truck stop. YEAH! Clean clothes, clean pillow case. Only 10 more days of training...156 hours so far, 84 hours left!

We dropped our load early

We dropped our load early here in Ft. Worth Texas...on to pick up next load to Manchester Connecticut..

stopped in North Platte, NE to sleep.

Duane is stopping at North

Duane is stopping at North Platte to sleep on way to Cheyenne, WY.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Having fun on the 405 South

just delivered the load of

just delivered the load of beverages. On to the airport to pick up a load for Ft. Worth Texas...

Duane made it to Duluth,MN.

Duane made it to Duluth,MN. with his load. It is a nice day at 27 deg.

Spent the night in Parawan

Spent the night in Parawan Utah..on my way to L A..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

almost to steamboat springs..so beautiful..

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going throught the Eisenhauer Tunnel

it looks ominous ahead...

It's fun being in the passenger seat! A beautiful day in the Rockies

Wow..we just spent an hour

Wow..we just spent an hour with the Colorado DOT. They did a level 1 inspection.We passed with flying colors! My Trainer rocks

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We are picking up a

We are picking up a load of beverages in Ft. Collins. the drink that had the frogs advertising for it.Deliver to Los Angeles

Dropped our load at the

Dropped our load at the Walmart Distribution Center here in Cheyene. I drove 578 miles today! A new record for me. It's snowin

Morris IL

spending the nite in Morris, IL On route to Rice Lake, WI. Next load will be Eagan, MN to Olive Branch, MS.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Duane is taking a load

Duane is taking a load from Siren, WI to Elwood ,IL First Years products for Target.

waiting for them to load our truck here in Dallas

Done with the pool filters.Picking

Done with the pool filters.Picking up paint to deliver to Cheyene,Wy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In Dallas for the night...early

In Dallas for the night...early delivery..where will I go next? This is the load of pool filters from Homedale Idaho .

U. Dave and A. Nancy

had lunch with Uncle Dave and Aunt Nancy

Friday, November 12, 2010

getting ready to sleep...burrowing into my handmade..from Mom..quilts...night,night

done for the dAy..drove 509

done for the dAy..drove 509 miles! just outside of Albuqurque ...on to Amarillo Texas tomorrow. Lots to learn...I am so tired.

Early rising truckers sunrise in Montana

Made it Beach, North Dakota and stopping for the nite. There is no beach here though, only snow on the ground. I guess I could imagine it as being sand!

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Duane is heading to MN

Duane is heading to MN with his 1st load. will stop in Beach, North Dakota today.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am on my way

I am on my way to Dallas,Tx w/load from Homedale,Ioad of water filters.Duane is on his way to Minnesota w/motorcycle parts!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I am so excited! Duane

I am so excited! Duane got our new International Pro Star! It only has 56k miles on it. It has all the bells and whistles 2.

Our truck!

This is our truck! I just got cleared to solo. 2010 International. 56000 mi. like brand new.

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I am on my way

I am on my way to Wells,Nv. to drop 6 ft. tall rolls of paper ..they weigh 4400 each and we have 11 of them!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wow! Duane and I are

Wow! Duane and I are in Lewiston tonight- we found a great Prime Rib/Steak House called Rowdy's...best Prime rib in oh so long

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Duane is taking a load

Duane is taking a load of bottled beverages from Otay Mesa, CA to Boise ID.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Duane left Hudsonville, MI with

Duane left Hudsonville, MI with load of plastic for Bose to Otay Mesa, CA. Drove thru 1st snow strm in MI

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Duane's run today; del 400

Duane's run today; del 400 tires to Southbend, IN. Picked up at Grand Haven, MI car parts to Flint, MI./ bobtail NewBoston,MI

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BIG TIRES!

that's how you get BIG TIRES off a truck

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's a good day to rake leaves!

Back home again...

Well, my trainer didn't work out for me. He has a bit of learning to do himself, and I felt it would be best if I changed trainers. Duane should be done this week, and will get our truck hopefully the following week. I will go with his trainer and finish out my training that way. It will be quicker than working on the Walmart account, it was averaging about 5 hours of driving and about 7 hours of other work, such as off loading etc.. It makes more sense to train with someone that is doing long haul, as I will finish my hours more quickly and get on the truck with Duane. I can honestly say that I've learned so much, and am enjoying the driving. I just miss my husband! Duane and his trainer Tim did come through Caldwell on Saturday night. They met me at the Flying J truck stop, and I brought Duane home for a shower and clothing swap! It was great to see him and grab a quick hug! Hope there will only be a few more weeks of this, and we can be together by Thanksgiving!
I need to get outside and rake our leaves, it's a beautiful day so I am going to take advantage of it! It's a good thing I'm home to do some of those types of jobs that need to be done in the fall.