The Right Change
“Pardon me. Do you have any change?”
I've been a quiet lately. No, I haven't fallen down the rabbit hole, at least not completely. The past two weeks have been “recovery” from the truck show in Louisville and from the changes we had right after the MATS.
Allen was offered a job at another company that hauls only show freight 100% of the time. Power only, better rates, better tours, and hopefully less stress all the way around. On top of that, we bought a different truck, a 2012 Peterbilt with a 120” ARI sleeper. It is not leased through the company, but rather financed independently. We've had a lot to get taken care of right after Louisville in order to get him into the new truck and company: tags, 2290, insurance through OOIDA, not to mention all the paperwork that goes with buying anything these days.
The good news?
He's up and running with the new truck. He's been out on one run and starting his second tomorrow and already doing better than his whole time at the prior company. Change is stressful. But if things keep going this way that stress will dissipate quickly.
That Man of Mine...
...is such a hard worker. He does everything he can to take care of us and provide a good life. He has busted his behind driving for over 30 years. No one deserves this more than he does, at least in my eyes. I tell you, I am so happy he finally got the truck of his dreams, hauling the type of freight he enjoys. He does everything he can to make me happy. So of course, it makes me smile to see him do and get the things in life that he has dreamed of.
This journey we've been on together has been interesting. We've both had some incredible opportunities come our way. We still have a long ways to go and lots of hard work to do, but I believe everything is going to work out for us. We are making a beautiful life together and I look forward to each and every moment of forever with him.