Back On The Road And Updates

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Got back on the road Monday morning. Had to go to NJ to get an empty then pick up a Hazmat load in NJ to take to Laredo TX. Great miles and about $80 extra for Northeast and Hazmat pay. Started this trip with an hour long traffic jam in the valley on the LIE. Then lots of traffic and crappy roads in NJ. Get the empty trailer only to find out it's over due for inspection. No place to get inspected on the way to pick up. After over three hours waiting to get loaded, I only had about two hours left on my clock. Found a T/A about 30 miles away that had reserved spots available and headed that way. Got parked and they couldn't work on it until 08:00 today. After that was done. I got rolling. Ran out my clock and squeezed into a tight spot at a tiny truck stop.

My backing is finally improving. It's all starting to click.

Don't know if I'll ever get over the loss of my dad. I'm quite depressed and sad right now. I know time will help me get passed this loss. However, right now it sucks. I'm also missing my wife more than ever.

I think that's about all for now. Stay safe out there.

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MissIncognito's Comment
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You don't...get over it that is. And you don't have to. After my Dad passed away, I caught myself wondering what to get him for Christmas...after I realized it, I cried. They have been in your life your whole life, it takes awhile to process. But I don't think they ever leave you, he's still around. Call me nuts if you want, but I still talk to him. (Even 8 years later.)

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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You don't...get over it that is. And you don't have to. After my Dad passed away, I caught myself wondering what to get him for Christmas...after I realized it, I cried. They have been in your life your whole life, it takes awhile to process. But I don't think they ever leave you, he's still around. Call me nuts if you want, but I still talk to him. (Even 8 years later.)

I will always miss and love him. Eventually I'll be able to talk to him without crying. I know this is part of life. But, who said life was easy. :) You are not crazy. You are just another caring loving person.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Stay strong big Scott

Brett Aquila's Comment
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No, you won't get over it so you need to get on with it! That should be your motto - move forward, get on with it.

I lost mine in 1990. I still think about it several times a day, every single day of my life. I never dwell on it, but something always brings it to my attention somehow. That will never change.

So don't wait for things to get easier. They really won't. Honor him by pressing forward hard with optimism and good cheer, and make the best of the time you have here.

If you can't change something, you can at least use it to motivate you. Make your life better because of it.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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No, you won't get over it so you need to get on with it! That should be your motto - move forward, get on with it.

I lost mine in 1990. I still think about it several times a day, every single day of my life. I never dwell on it, but something always brings it to my attention somehow. That will never change.

So don't wait for things to get easier. They really won't. Honor him by pressing forward hard with optimism and good cheer, and make the best of the time you have here.

If you can't change something, you can at least use it to motivate you. Make your life better because of it.

I stay positive as much as I can.

Pianoman's Comment
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Hey Big Scott, glad to hear you're back on the road. It takes some grit to do this job even without dealing with what you're going through. Keep on keeping on.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Hey Big Scott, glad to hear you're back on the road. It takes some grit to do this job even without dealing with what you're going through. Keep on keeping on.

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It sure does. Geoge Carlin once said that when we drive everyone else on the road is an idiot or AH. He may not have phrased it just like that. It's a funny bit. Sometimes you just have to laugh at the crazyness we see out here.

Jim A.'s Comment
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Glad you are back at it. I know that after my Mom and Dad passed last year (within 4 months of each other) it was very hard to get rolling again. You will not get over it but you it get easier with time. I just know I am never without them because they are always in my thoughts.

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