What Do You Miss?

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Cece's Comment
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Good morning, I am one week away from orientation then training. Right now I'll be heading to my boxing gym. I already knew I was going to miss my husband naturally of course but geez I'm going to miss going to this gym everyday. Once I knock out my training and first year I'll try to incorporate some workouts while driving. What are some things you all miss while driving besides Family of course? Just curious lol. Have a great day everyone.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Right now I'll be heading to my boxing gym.

Jeez, Cece! Boxing! I think you'll do all right in the personal safety department! shocked.png

For many there's lots to enjoy about driving alone across the country. Things I have missed (beside, as you say, the obvious family connection) is the freedom of going where I want to go, either from having a schedule to keep, or too far from my route, just no place to park a big rig.

Also, you only have so much room in the closet space you call home. Lucky to have an electric cooler, not a fridge (Do your best to do better than a picnic cooler & buy ice all the time!). Washing clothes more often b/c there's, again, only so much room on board.

Just a couple of things that came to mind.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Homemade spaghetti, and flushing my own toilet!

Cece's Comment
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Errol, I've been humbled many times lol. I can definitely hold my own tho. It's just a great workout and so much fun. Try it one day ๐Ÿ˜Š

And thank you for your input. I feel like everything in life has its ups and downs. I'm sure I'll miss having a full size kitchen at my disposal lol

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Right now I'll be heading to my boxing gym.

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Jeez, Cece! Boxing! I think you'll do all right in the personal safety department! shocked.png

For many there's lots to enjoy about driving alone across the country. Things I have missed (beside, as you say, the obvious family connection) is the freedom of going where I want to go, either from having a schedule to keep, or too far from my route, just no place to park a big rig.

Also, you only have so much room in the closet space you call home. Lucky to have an electric cooler, not a fridge (Do your best to do better than a picnic cooler & buy ice all the time!). Washing clothes more often b/c there's, again, only so much room on board.

Just a couple of things that came to mind.

Old School's Comment
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I miss cooking in my kitchen at home. I love to have friends or family over and share a great home-cooked meal with them. Last week I stopped in Branson and took a 34 hour break at my youngest daughter's house. She wanted me to cook smothered pork chops for them.

I enjoyed that thoroughly. She learned how to cook them, and I got immeasurable pleasure out of the whole experience. When I take time at home my wife will usually let me cook for someone.

Cece's Comment
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Old School, I LOVE smothered pork chops. My favorite meal is fried pork chops tho with some mashed potatoes and green beans ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š delicious ! Sounds like you had a great time with your daughter. I'm not a great cook but I'm sure I'll miss the freedom of cooking whenever.

I miss cooking in my kitchen at home. I love to have friends or family over and share a great home-cooked meal with them. Last week I stopped in Branson and took a 34 hour break at my youngest daughter's house. She wanted me to cook smothered pork chops for them.

I enjoyed that thoroughly. She learned how to cook them, and I got immeasurable pleasure out of the whole experience. When I take time at home my wife will usually let me cook for someone.

Swanny-Kit's Comment
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A lot of what Errol said certainly has hit the nail on the head for me as well. Not only do I miss that freedom of going where I would like, but I miss a bit of the spare time I used to have to teach myself new things. I can still do this, but I have to be a bit more conscientious now of how much time I'm spending on these things. I want to learn to play my harmonica and my guitar. I want to write the first draft of a novel...so many things!

Also...I DO miss my toilet haha.

PackRat's Comment
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Keep those boxing gloves handy with you on the road. You encounter many people daily that need to be punched!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Swanny misses the comforts of home:

Also...I DO miss my toilet haha.

TBH, that homestyle privacy is gone. Even brushing your teeth, there's people all around. (Not to worry, (free) private showers are at most truck stops.)

Steve L.'s Comment
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Friends. I miss my friends.

But, I cherish watching Andy Griffith with my 11 year-old Daughter when Iโ€™m home.

Donโ€™t dwell on what youโ€™ll miss. Family time seems to be better quality than it used to. And the blessings that have come with this job are too numerous to count.

Write your own story with incredible chapters on overcoming obstacles and pushing new horizons. Make it exciting in a positive way. Be the person you want to see in others. You may be the only positive truck driver they see. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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