Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Not Moving

The truck that our son drove is parked in our driveway.  It is not moving, not because we are having a snowstorm (drivers drive in all kinds of nasty weather), but because our son has a new, fun job that happens in an office.

No more wondering if he is going to get attacked on his way to the truck stop restaurant which has the necessary bathroom.

 No more standing out in the freezing cold while he puts 1,000 gallons of gas in the gas tank.

No more emergency repairs to an old truck at the side of the road.  Although the challenge of tackling the problems could be interesting.

No more driving through the night. No more extra strong coffee to fight off the 3 am torpidity.

No more sleeping in the sleeper bunk with the noise and vibration of a running truck which is necessary to keep  the cab warm.

It was quite the journey.
He drove from end of Canada to the other, all down the eastern side of the US, and up to a mining town in Northern Quebec. Hundreds of thousands of miles.
He is happy to have daily showers, a handy bathroom, a bed that doesn't move, good food, safety and a decent paycheck.
Be glad that there are people willing to put their lives on the line so we can all get the stuff we need.

1 comment:

  1. Long distant truck drivers have an exciting but also lonely and sometimes dangerous job. I'm glad for your son (and also for you) he has got a new job he likes. Wish him a lot of success!