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Old 11-08-2019, 07:20 AM
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Re: The High Road of Adventure

Figured I would give you guys an update, been busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest, due in large part to the new guitar I bought...if I'm not working or playing with the birdies, I am invariably playing this sweet new machine, gotta get an amp on the truck, but it's nice to have the option for an electric or acoustic onboard now.

The birds are getting rather forward of late, demanding freedom at every full stop and giving me the stink eye when we have to go back to work. We are continuing to explore larger areas of the truck, and both birds are continuing to become more comfortable with hanging out on/with me, we all sat in the drivers seat last night and watched the other trucks go zooming by and parking last night. Belle has begun to display a bit of possessiveness about time with dad, she really doesn't like Beau having one on one time with me, and she will either come down to perch next to him, or run him off if she sees him on my hands.

As to the grand adventure side, we have been in the Dakotas, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin/Minnesota the last week or so, weather is getting very cold, dropping into the low 30's high 20's fairly regularly, it's gonna be a doozy this year I think...for now we are loading a run to Rugby ND this afternoon for a Monday morning delivery, then a load of brick that heads to Sioux Falls for a Wednesday delivery...haven't decided whether or not to stop in Fargo or not for the weekend, but if I don't I will be unlikely to have internet until Monday or Tuesday
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:11 PM
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:06 PM
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Cute on how BD is watching the tablet..patiently awaiting to watch vids of Disco the talking 'keet.


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Old 11-10-2019, 09:56 AM
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Re: The High Road of Adventure

I managed a view of Belle crawling through her Olympic ring toy yesterday, couldn't get a picture as I was driving, hopefully she'll do a repeat at some point today and I can get a picture, I did however manage to catch a picture of them being sweet to one another, she doesn't always bully him lol.

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Old 11-20-2019, 08:12 AM
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Been a busy time here of late, running like a madman through all the winter storms and stuff up in the Dakota's, and the babies got to experience a heavy snow out in Fargo for the first time, they were absolutely fascinated by it, Belle kept flying down and watching it with me, she has gotten very attached to her time with dad lately, and rarely approved of not being able to see me. Beau, for his part, has taken to trying to sing along with the guitar more regularly, trying to match pitch a few times with some chords, it's very sweet to see my jam buddy going ham most days, who knows, maybe we can make a band out of it lol.

As to this last few days, it has been the opposite of a crazy schedule, been sitting under the same load since Friday, and it ran less than 200 miles, apparently the customer hasn't got the crane on site yet, has to be getting expensive for them paying me to sit around lol, sorry for the absence, but it's been all I can do to keep up with my schedule the last couple of weeks.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:34 AM
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Glad to hear from you. I was wondering if all the bad weather was causing trouble for you. Give kisses to the keets for me.
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:29 PM
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Will do, and not really causing trouble, more that driving in winter conditions requires an extra alert state of mind that over a 10 or so hour driving day is utterly exhausting, and they will get extra loves from Aunty Laurasea lol
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Re: The High Road of Adventure

I always think of that song when I see your name
One fist of iron
The other if steel
If the right one don't get you
Then the left one will
You load16 tons and what do you get
Another day older and deeper in Dept
Lol not saying you broke or a fighter lol
Just that the 18 Wheels if steel remind me of the song
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:02 AM
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Lol, I think inspiring memories of Tennessee Ernie Ford is a good thing, just remember...

St. Peter don't you call me, cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store.

I consider that I could have been inspiring some modern "artist" like Justin Bieber or something, which would be simply mortifying, so I will count myself lucky there.
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Lol, I think inspiring memories of Tennessee Ernie Ford is a good thing, just remember...

St. Peter don't you call me, cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store.

I consider that I could have been inspiring some modern "artist" like Justin Bieber or something, which would be simply mortifying, so I will count myself lucky there.
My mom had an 8 track and that's how I got to listen !!! To that and this Rocking Robin by Robbie Day

He rocks in the tree-top all the day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' his song
All the little birds on Jay Bird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet
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