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The ongoing roof, insurance & mortgage company nightmare

I am at the the point of “what the fuck else if going to go wrong in my life.” Three months I have been trying to get my roof fixed & getting the run-around from the mortgage company on getting that done has become a total nightmare! Since dad passed away last year, this place… Read more »

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Self respect (a little rant)

Recently I was told SEVERAL times that I have no respect for myself because my language is a “bit colorful” at times. I realize that I have a bold personality and am a bit rough around the edges when it comes to diplomacy, and that my language is not always “clean,” but really?! No respect… Read more »

Spreading some of dad's ashes on the Tail of the Dragon

Memorial ride for my dad

I should have made this post after the trip, but didn’t. I am not sure I can explain why I didn’t, just that I was not ready I guess. Not sure I am not, but today, I am missing him very much. So, I thought I would maybe a few others before the day is… Read more »

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Albert T Waldron Memorial Day Ride (UPDATE)

  I have booked cabins for me, my 3 boys, 2 of my grandsons, my brother & a nephew at the Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campgrounds & Cabins for the nights of May 28 & 29, 2016. Just click on the link so you can get yours booked. You will need to do it soon as all… Read more »

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My “Detaunte” (The greatest love & heartbreak)

  The definition of “detente” is “the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.” The definition of “taunt” is “to tease and excite.” The title of this post is a combination of these two words. It was done that way on purpose. Wether a cruel joke or just hidden multiple meanings, the man… Read more »

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Why Now?! ( still grieving)

I woke up this morning with dad on my mind. Maybe it’s the planning of the memorial ride in May that has him so close to the surface.  I really wish I had not gone into the hospital room and seen him that way. No matter what memory I have of him now, that vision… Read more »

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Planning for the Memorial Ride For My Dad

I have been working on this trip/ride for months, but also avoiding it. This is not/is something I want to do, but yet, it is something feel I have to do. So, to deal with it, I have made it more into more than just a day to remember my Dad and spread a few… Read more »

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The Day My Life Changed Forever

7 years ago today my life was changed forever when I took a little tumble off my loaded flatbed & shattered both my wrists. It took 3 years to fully heal & neither wrists healed right. The right has a 5% angle & the left a 10% angle. The doctor restricted me to lifting no… Read more »

I had Chris change the butte in the design to look like the ones we were standing in front of in Sedona, AZ.

Dad’s Memorial Tattoo (1st Session)

Chris at Eternal Expression Tattoos worked very hard on making this the perfect tribute to my Dad for me. Two weeks we talked back and forth through Facebook Messenger and phone calls. Each time he sent me a copy of the change, I sent it to my brother, Bert. We would talk about it and I… Read more »

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  • working nights

    I just wanted to let ya’ll know that I will be working nights for a while. Since I am not going out on the SUV trip, and they sent my truck out with someone else, they offered me this till it gets back. It is something different to do. Ya’ll know me, I like to stay busy. I… Read more »

  • Not going

    Well, guy and gals looks like I wont be going anywhere tomorrow. The gal that I was supposed to drive isn’t going or doesn’t need a driver. So am stuck here. Andy told me that he put a guy in my truck, but told him that I would get it back when I got back. So, now I… Read more »

  • A Soldier from Dogwood & his stories

    Well another mission completed. And what a week it was. I will warn all of ya’ll this is going to be a long email. There was lots happen and a few stories from a solider I met I want to share with ya’ll. So here we go……. Oh, I have added a few new people… Read more »

  • A Simple Pair of Shoes

    Hi there everyone, I am back from my mission and going again in the morning. Like I said in the last email the 2nd convoy was uneventful, but this last one had lot of excitement. As I told you, we were going to haul more than just ice this time, it was food, produce and… Read more »

  • Short Trip

    A quick trip this time. We were supposed to go to Sycamore, but only got as far as Cedar 2. There were several reefer drivers from Anaconda there, so we gave our trls to them and bobtailed back today. I will be going out again in the morning. Not sure where it is going. Just know that there will… Read more »

  • going on first mission

    Just wanted to let ya’ll know that I will be leaving out on a convoy in the am. Don’t know where it is going yet, but I could be out from 3 to 14 days. I don’t think I will be able to email during that time. I have taken lots of pictures in the last 2 days… Read more »

  • Getting our shots

    Today was an easy day. We just had to go get our Anthrax and Small Pox shots. The Anthrax didn’t hurt as much as I expected it to and the Small Pox was painless. We have to keep the Small Pox spot covered for 24 hrs and then change the band aid every day. We were also… Read more »

  • Sick

    Wow, it’s been a long day. I got to bed about midnight last night. The jet lag thing is really a bummer. I was up at 0330. I got cold in the room and put my sweat pants on to get warmer. (Getting cold at this time of year here doesn’t happen often). I made the mistake of… Read more »

  • Getting settled in

    It is 0410 here. Going to be online for a little bit. Have to make sure I eat breakfast this am. It is the only meal that seems to have food that you can eat. Then we have to go to the base and start all the orientation stuff. Looks like its going to be a long day…. Read more »

  • Update on my move north

    It looks like I wont be moving north till Wednesday or later. Tyrone, the flatbed supervisor had a talk with the reefer supervisor and I will be training a new guy to do my job the next 2 nights. He said that he would release me Monday morning back to reefers. That means since I… Read more »