My Head Will Explode!***

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Greg H.'s Comment
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I should have all the money I need by the end of the day. Did I mention that I have a lot of expensive musical equipment. Some people do cars, some people do motorcycles, I do musical equipment, or at least use to.

I am sort of glad for one thing. Hopefully this last sell will go through but, I have a very nice keyboard I really didn't necessarily want to sale. It's an 88 weighted key, Korg, digital keyboard/piano, with a slew of built in sounds I never used. I use recording software sounds.

Anyway, yeh, money situation is about handled. It should get me through School and with a Trainer, if all goes well. Long enough to get paid. I let everything go for half what I paid. That's the only bummer. And I can't believe I just tried to spell paid, payed. Auto correct caught it.....

I didn't really mind getting rid of a few things. They aren't necessarily something I'm holding on to. Now, my new acoustic, with hard shell case, whole different ball of wax. I'm keeping it!

be good and God Bless

Greg H.'s Comment
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I've actually been preparing for this for awhile.

Ever since the idea of trucking seriously motivated me again, I've been preparing. I've already purchased a few items I thought that I'd need. And I'd put a couple on the ole wish list. Oh, and I've already found a Doctor that does DOT physicals. I have his name and number around here somewhere. And yeh, reluctantly, I knew I could sell my musical equipment if need be. Always a back up plan somewhere.... planning ahead isn't a bad thing. And I'd been putting that money under my mattress, not to be touched, unless absolutely necessary. I've already been shopping for certain items I can get locally that I'd need, and found where to get them.

Sooo, prep, prep, prep.... sure makes life easier having a plan. Hey, worked for me.... I know who and where the Doctor is, I know where to go to get things, and I've already picked up a few. Works for me..... :)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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Greg...sorry to interrupt your mo-jo here,...but aren't you signed up with Swift?

Make sure your Doc is their Doc. They only accept physicals from an approved list and any Doc or P/A from Concentra. Don't waste your money...make sure they'll accept your physical from your chosen "one".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greg H.'s Comment
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Greg...sorry to interrupt your mo-jo here,...but aren't you signed up with Swift?

Make sure your Doc is their Doc. They only accept physicals from an approved list and any Doc or P/A from Concentra. Don't waste your money...make sure they'll accept your physical from your chosen "one".

well!? lol, now I will! .... I discussed this with my recruiter and the only thing she had to say about it is that I could either get the physical done here or in Corsicana. :|

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greg H.'s Comment
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Actually G-Town, it's cool though.... I can still get the physical to get the permit. She did say to bring the receipts and that I would be reimbursed for the physical and the Permit.

Now, as for their list of Doctors.... she did mention taking a Med class. They'll probably give a physical of their own there.

I just need a Med card for the Permit. It should all be fine.

I guess, I just get probed twice. :) lol

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Whew, what a long day.... no infinite bits of wisdom today. :)

I go for the medical tomorrow.

Everything else is going well. Everything seems to be working out or falling into place.

Uh, :), I'll let you know how the physical goes. I haven't had a physical in years. I hardly ever get sick. Good health as far as I can tell. But, no telling what might be underlying. Let's hope and pray not.

be good and God Bless

Army 's Comment
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Good Luck....hope all goes well....

Greg H.'s Comment
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Good Luck....hope all goes well....

Thank you Retired Army....

Well ...... I passed. I have my med card to go take my test for the permit.

I'm real curious though..... when he checked my bp it was around 138/-- I don't remember the bottom number. Anyway, it passed.... and I got to talking with him about it. I was like, ' wha the wha wha '. I told him everything I've already shared here. My checking it at the grocery store and the higher readings. And then checking it at home and getting lower readings. Now, I generally check it early..... mmmmm, early for a lot of people. I work at night so, I've already been up and going for awhile by the time I check it. Anyway, I told him that I've been getting around 120/70, with a heart rate of around 78. The heart rate pretty much remained the same as usual. Soooo, I asked him, ' can you do me a favor and check it again before I leave? ' He was like, ' sure '. Oh, I asked him why it would by higher, or if there was a good reason. He really couldn't answer that, sort of but, not exactly. Anyway, he did say that the home monitors tend to get banged around a little bit and get uncalibrated. So, I was like, ' ok, and crap at the same time '. So, I get him to check it again, and it was even higher. He and I pretty much just shook our heads and moved on. He said that I should check it out with a Doctor. I was still thinking, ' poop '. Soooo, I was like, ' no way '. Thinking this all the way home. ' No way '. I get home, take care of one thing and get the monitor out..... the same freakin' reading as he got! I was like, ' ok, now it's making more sense! '. It's not the home monitor at all..... shoot, you all know everything I've been going through and dealing with these past few weeks. I could really use a day off to go fishing. Because my reading normally is always 120/70 .... something has made that sky rocket.

But!? ..... I'm still curious, is this normal. Is there a concern here? At all!? I honestly do not know myself. I mean, like I said, you all know everything I've been dealing with here lately.

Anyway, passed .... I think it's just overworked and stressed lately that's causing it to be high today. And sleep has been highly erratic. I lose a lot of sleep and fight to gain it back up here lately..... anyway, I think it's just these past few weeks that have caused it.

I need to do a de-stress, something, anything. :) whew

Anyway, yeah, passed..... I can go get the license now.

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Greg.

The acceptable max reading is 140/90. The reason it is elevated could be stress, a salty meal and or fatigue. Don't worry about it and take a 20 minute walk. You passed..,focus on the positive.

Good luck!

Greg H.'s Comment
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Good for you Greg.

The acceptable max reading is 140/90. The reason it is elevated could be stress, a salty meal and or fatigue. Don't worry about it and take a 20 minute walk. You passed..,focus on the positive.

Good luck!

Thank you very much for the positive words G-Town. :)

What's stupid is that he asked if I was anxious..... stupid me says, ' uh duh, no '. I don't know what I was thinking. If I'd thought about it I would have probably changed this to, ' dude, you don't even know!.... I'm about to fall over in the floor and take a serious nap here '. :) lol

Anyway, yeh, one walk coming up.... I've skipped a few of those here lately too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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