Saturday, December 30, 2006

Surfs up

The holidays ( did I mention I HATE all holidays ) reek havoc on my schedule.

The boss called Friday morning ( I usually leave about noon) and said my run to Texarkana had been cancelled and told me just to "hang loose" and keep my cell phone near.

I was setting here "surfing" when he called about 1 pm and asked me to "hurry" in and run to Hot Springs by way of Malvern Wal-Mart. About 110 miles in all and not over 2 1/2 hours.

I didn't wait to "catch another wave", I just told Frankie and Fabian that I had to go "earn some bread", kissed Annette on the cheek, tossed my board in the woodie and split.

Upon arriving at work I find out my load will not be ready for 30 minutes. While I wait several more "hot shot" runs come in and I ended up not going to Hot Springs.

I finally left the dairy at 4 pm going to Malvern, Camden and El Dorado. A little over 250 miles and I came dragging in a little before midnight.

Those under 30 will probably not understand this post and the older ones will just think it "lame".

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Excellent! Sadly showing every bit of my 43 years ;o)

Wishing you and your family, a happy, safe and healthy 2007 :o)

-ZH said...

Just good to see you post something, old man ;)

Linda K said...

Having a route with no set route or schedule would be tough. I recommend you stay awake with Beach Boys or Jan & Dean.

Annie said...

Oh, I get it and don't think it's the least bit lame. That tells you something about me, doesn't it.

Happy New Year.

 

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