Sunday, April 19, 2009


So - I skipped a few days of journaling. I'm not opting out of journaling, I'm just going through a phase here.
First, I've been driving all day every day this last week and - it takes it's toll. We have hardly been busy for quite a long time now - I get home from work and just want to go lay down. Driving doesn't just entail driving, it means pulling orders, palletizing and shrink wrapping them, loading the truck and helping offload the truck. When we're busy, I have a very physical job, actually.

The truck is loaded for an early Monday a.m. job. It's a new job starting up at an Intel plant - they are building some sort of brine pond - whatever that is - and there is a lot of pipe and fittings involved with this job. There was another job that is in our territory that I also would have gotten - but they want the material out there first thing, so I couldn't talk my way into it. My boss is gone on vacation and - they just don't contact us with what's going on so I basically inserted myself to help insure our store isn't losing any sales in the process.

Today? It's going to start heating up quite a lot. Prediction of 95 degrees today, 98 degrees tomorrow and breaking 100 on Tuesday. :(
I'm not ready for this. Of course, anymore, I never am. I have grown weary of living in a desert with hell-hot conditions and look forward to the day when I can more out of this town and entire area. My son and my mother are the only things that are keeping around. Mom's not getting any younger and I wouldn't even think about moving away from her at this point. I would love to hope that she can stay mobile all the way up until "The Day" - certainly there are people who DO stay mobile until that day.

I have thoughts of getting out there and digging some holes - and I guess I'll force myself to do at least one trellis worth of holes today.

Mary just came out and invited me to breakfast.
How can I refuse that?
Ummm, I won't.
Have a Great Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Hey, its your old buddy Jeff,. Thought I would check back in to see what you are up to. Hope you are weathering the economy OK. I just started a facebook page. kind of cool, already reconnecting to some old school peeps. You know my name so just search for me. Cant miss me by the pic. For authentication purposes..... I remember a camping trip where I got ticketed for fishing without a licensce before I even got withing 50 feet of the water. :)

BenB said...

Hi Jeff!
Yes, that's authentic. We're being ticketed for not having a fishing license and hadn't even began fishing yet. One imagines that if we weren't young and dumb, we could have easily had that case thrown out of court - an action you have not yet committed cannot be presumed. Of course, I was fully set on fishing that day, but never-the-less. I remember some of those outings, good times, yes? I have heard of facebook but have not done much visiting there, but I'll definitely look you up. Apparently, you were able to find my blog here - ummm - not sure how you did that! I'm surviving the economy by simply having tenants living in my house. It has it's pro's and con's. Anyway, take care and tell Melody I said hi!

Anonymous said...

np., glad you are surviving. Say your facebook invite. I sent you an invite from my active site as I have two. This site was easy to find were you hiding? :) Jeff

Anonymous said...

Ohh 98 already? Jeez! They are saying mid seventies all next week with an eighty thrown in once or twice... that I got to see!!

All this work keeping you busy, it's understandable how tired you are.

I hope you had a great breakfast!

BenB said...

No, not hiding - Journalspace crashed a while back and everyone's blog was lost forever. It totally crashed, I mean like - poof and it disappeared. JS had so many issues and then that happened, I went to a couple of different places before coming here. Probably settle in here for a bit. I went to your facebook page - and saw nothing on it?

Shannon: Yeah, it got warm today. Not hot - but definitely warm.
Working is a good thing : )
Breakfast was grand : )
thanks : )

Trip done and over with.  Now, the funny part: the morning I left, another driver before me had loaded for Brownsville. He is still in Brown...