Three dollars and ten cents

The cost of two DVDs from a store called Big Lots is worth more than I thought. I spoke of Cabin Fever before and nothing has change since the drone of bouncing in a truck and watching time go by. Then to set my sense of justice for the everyman consumer in a perturbed direction, I grab a 4.25 ounce of pistachios for 4.29 with a sign that says a dollar off from price, I wait in line and the guy name James from the Pilot in Tyler Texas tells me I need the second bag in order to get the dollar discount. WHAT?! I said “dude I read the sign twice and…” I run back to get the chicken shit little sign that has me all fired up. I hand it to him and told him this happens a lot, he thanked me and I left. I in truck mode and take pride in being both prompt and the first one back in the truck not keeping the driver waiting. This is ruining my pristine record of being on time all the time. I receive that look from both of the guys like " she should know better. Nothing like the housewives of Orange County and looking at the Yule Log fireplace video to soothe my nerves. For three dollars and ten cents, approximately the price of those damn pistachios.

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I’m So Tired

My goodness how time flys. I was in the habit of writing nearly every day and now four days have passed. What’s a girl to do? I forgive myself and proceed. Orlando Florida: delivered to a mini storage 3 separate units and the “shipper” (customer) changed her mind and units like a million times. The futile attempt to use post it notes challenged every one that day.  What I didn’t realize until I was told by the seasoned veteran that she was a pro. She had insured her household goods for an ungodly amount of money which rings loudly of fraud.  The exchange of dialogue in essence was “I’ll see WHAT is missing” as opposed to “If ANYTHING is missing” that was also one of the clues. Her goods were pick up from a storage warehouse and not at home. Here’s the rub she is going to file claims guaranteed.  The amount that she insured “her stuff”  (another clue) did not correlate with what I saw. I have in the past worked at antique flea markets for  two decades during my  college years and while in high school. I was taught by many a vendor the nuances of said furniture.  I’ve worked at furniture auctions houses and I have paid attention. Art Deco, Arts and crafts, mid century modern (big hit with the Japanese back in early 80’s). Occupied Japan and  depression glass fakes never got passed me. Bottom line we documented everything and gave the claims guy a serious heads up. I am not sure the outcome and I asked the saints above to intervene because no matter what she too is a child of God but a bratty one at that.

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Overheard at the WaWa

wpid-20140920_102719.jpgEast coast has a chain of eateries where the tired and weary come to get a bite to eat. While waiting I’m listening to the driver talk to his kid who is currently in college up in San Francisco.  “….We have shame and guilt and we’re not even Catholic”. I laughed because he meant it. I  was listening to  a healthy supportive dad talk about aging “Dude your life is going faster like the closer you get to the toilet paper roll the faster it goes”. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend (my mom) she said “you know that little hyphen between your birth date  and death like in the obituary..that’s you life” – – -.Happy New Halloween.

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Arizona

There are 8 types of climate zones that exists and AZ has seven of them. Gila monsters javelina and road runners are often seen out and about in the Scottsdale landsccape. Lazy types shouldn’t bother no welfare here. In my 20’s I  worked for a Xmas tree salesman who lived in Sedona.  He said it’s a beautiful spiritual place and I hope to find out one day.

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Don’t look Back.

People say “Don’t you miss nursing” I haven’t been away long enough to miss anything.  22 years versus 7 months. But I do  miss the road and I am looking forward to going to Florida via Arizona and Texas.  I’ve been blessed to have a job that has a meaningful place in my life as I write this I realize I didn’t say career hmm interesting. I look forward to
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and trucker coffee.  This life is not for everybody,  so I’ve been told by others. WHAT does that mean? 

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Face the music.

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I been told that once fall/winter arrives the moving business slows down but not to a halt so why do I have to go back to the Surgery center?   Friends and family say it’ll be fun and “you might as well” So reluctantly I called my former boss and said “hey can I come to work for a week? “Ya I’m glad you can come in” was her response.  Darn I wanted her to say it was slow “we have plenty of staff” and thanks but no thanks.  Monday’s schedule “Cataracts And colonoscopies” I know I know it’s only for a week. I just wanted to hang out, sleep and watch Gilmore Girls before heading to Florida.

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Citizens Bane

wpid-wp-1413204233126.jpgI Remember when truckers had their time in the sun. And the CB was the working man’s tool.  Movies like Smoky And The Bandit provide a glimpse of the life. I thought I was excited until we got one. I spoke into the microphone “can I get a handle?” WRONG! “Guys already have handles you need to introduce yourself”. “Am I coming over?” This was my way of testing the frequency.  NOPE! I should say “do you copy”. Omg I wanted to say “breaker breaker 19 this is girl about the country is that a copy?” No no no! A gal trucker I met earlier this week said “once they hear a female they go cuckoo” so she rarely uses the CB. They’ll say “what’s the color of your house”  “don’t tell them”. I mock play and everything I said was innuendo “Am I coming over” (testing if anyone copies) ” am I coming in?”  I am told there is indeed CB etiquette.  Oh dear this is Adrianna over (it) & out”

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Utah

imageimageimageimageThe long standing joke within my family. ” When the rapture comes we are headed to Utah” Why? “Cuz that’s where all the food is at”. If you ever moved a Mormon family you will understand.

Wyoming

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I know very little about this state. Most of the land is privately owned and oil is evident. Fracking is taking place in these areas much to the dismay of the Feds. It’s both arid like and the earth is color of unleaven bread. Being it is the least populated state I think it is a place where one can get in touch with mother nature so peaceful and serene. But I should ask first.

Iowa

On the westbound lanes stopped to rest WHERE?  Only the biggest truck stop in the world. A brief and interesting visit where I snapped  pictures like a Japanese tourist at Disney land. Then we mosied down the highway to the Kinze plant to nap. The locals with their smoky treats and hot dogs explained the acres of unharvested corn eventually ends up in feed, methanol and corn chips. “Hmm interesting” I also notice everyone had good skin, healthy bodies and well manicured facial hair. Goatee or fu manchu, Soul patch and a few fades.  I felt like I was in a sea of Tim McGraw s.  Faith fully yours Girl about the country.

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