Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Rainy Night in.....

Illinois. I woke up this morning, 3 am, to the prettiest light show in the sky. And then it got closer. More lightening, thunder, and then the rain. The lights went out here at the truck stop, and it's dark at 3 am. They were only off a short time and came back on, but have went out a couple of times since then again. It's raining and it's raining lots. Since I was up early, I cleaned house, made the bed, that sort of thing. And decided to catch up on my computer.
We unloaded in North Carolina, although where we had to go was not fun getting there. the road was narrow, lots of low tree branches, not good on the trucks or trailers. But we got the job done, and I was glad to get back to the Big road as we call it. So we made our way to Georgia, through South Carolina and I think I passed very close by to one of my blogging friends, Chatty Cathy of Palmetto Primitives. We arrived to load around 3 in the afternoon, and usually we don't have to wait long to get loaded. Not the case this time, there were already 35 trucks ahead of us. There had been a problem at the steel plant, so things were backed up. Well, we didn't get called in to get loaded until 12:30 am. Needless to say, sleep was not good that night. Up early on Tuesday morning, a hot shower, and headed North. We stopped here in Illinois for the night. A few hours and we'll be at our destination to unload.
Not sure what the plans are next, we'll find out this morning after we are unloaded. It's raining hard now, thunder and lightening. My truck needs a bath, so maybe this wash some of the dirt off. The parking lot is flooded, it's raining harder. My most unfavorite part of this business, is waking up in the morning and having to go inside somewhere to use the restroom. And now it's raining, so I'll have to wait a little longer.
I'll go check out your blogs while I wait. I hope while you're here you'll leave me a comment and let me know you were here. And Thanks for stopping by and checking my world.
Have a Great Day!
Hugs, Bren


pammyjo said...

I'm up early too and the rain has stopped here. A lot of lightening earlier. Hope you get home for the weekend. My dad used to carry a coffee can with lid for me in his truck. Didn't have to stop and when it was raining, it was a blessing. There's a tip for ya! LOLOLOL :)

Tolentreasures said...

A bathroom in the truck would really be nice! We used to motor home and would sometimes sleep in truck stops. At least we had a bathroom, but I remember some pretty hairy storms that I thought it was going to blow over. I have rode some of those roads in North Carolina on the bike and passed big trucks and wondered how they made it through them. Through Robbinsville, Franklin, and that area. One time we were pressed up against a rock wall on a hairpin turn while a truck tried to maneuver the turn. It was so close I could have put my arm out and touched it. Scary...for us and the truck driver!
Have a great day!


Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Hey Bren! I waved as you drove though, did you see me?? LOL!! Hope you can get some rest. Stay safe!!!!

Karen said...

Morning Bren, we had that storm as well....guess it was all across the midwest.

Sounds like one of those runs you'd like to forget! lol

There will be sunshine for the next run I hope....


WoolenSails said...

That is tough, traveling and then having to wait.
And no bathroom, I would die if I had to use a public one, lol.