Bright Spots in Life

Some days bright spots are as simple as catching 2 gophers out of one gopher mound. Tiny springs of alfalfa pushing through on spindly stems, coating the field with green. Washing the flatbeds and not having to scrub them entirely by hand… Other days it’s getting out of my 30-mile radius and hauling a loadContinue reading “Bright Spots in Life”

Thoughts on Life, Spring, Food, and Miracles

…and getting locked in bathroom stalls at truck stops. Most times I think it’s great when the doors go clear down to the floor. Gives a person more of a feeling of privacy. But when you get locked inside one and the space down at the bottom is real small, you start rethinking. Thankfully afterContinue reading “Thoughts on Life, Spring, Food, and Miracles”

Quite the Week

It’s been quite a week or two. The days seem to run together and it’s hard to know when one week is starting and the other ending. There was the day I unknowingly dumped my dad-in-law’s one and only working grease gun into the trash pit along with the rest of the trash out ofContinue reading “Quite the Week”

A Touch of Cheer

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in… Where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. -John Muir One of the main places I go to feel alive and to calm any fears is the great outdoors. Something about the fresh air, the wide openness ofContinue reading “A Touch of Cheer”

So God Made A Trucker’s Wife

And on the 10th day, God looked down on the Trucker and said, “It is not good for him to be alone.” So God made a Trucker’s Wife. God said, “I need a woman strong enough to stay alone for weeks on end to keep the home fires burning, yet gentle enough to raise herContinue reading “So God Made A Trucker’s Wife”

Every Single Piece of the Puzzle Is Needed

Just wanted to capture a few of my thoughts from the last while.. It really struck home to me lately (with the world situation as it is) that every person’s job is so important! Sure, the doctors’ and nurses’ jobs and what they can do is beyond valuable. But could they do what they needContinue reading “Every Single Piece of the Puzzle Is Needed”

Creativity

The other day, inspiration hit me at the corner of the Walmart parking lot. It wasn’t much, just a homeless man standing and holding a cardboard sign. I assume he was homeless or needy. He looked the part. But on the contrary, his sign didn’t read “Hungry”, “Homeless”, “Needing Work”, or any of the usualContinue reading “Creativity”

Beautiful Morning, Ain’t It?

The wind howled drearily around the truck cab, sometimes making the sleeper rock slightly. The sky was overcast and sullen. Ross and I donned our Carhartts and gloves and set to work undoing the ropes that hold the tarps on the hay. It was miserably difficult pulling the 29’ x 27’ tarp off. 140 poundsContinue reading “Beautiful Morning, Ain’t It?”

My Week in a Pea Pod

My Week in a Pea Pod. (It’s like saying “in a nutshell” only way more interesting.) — One day I received an email. It began “Hi, I am Chuck, the Truck Duck.” Too bad it had to be spam after such a great introduction. — “You are not a chicken,” I told Buster Bear asContinue reading “My Week in a Pea Pod”