Here we sit, stunned and confused. No work…not again. No freight to transport, no money to be made. This is not the first time work has dried up for this couple. It happened about seven years ago during the housing crises. It was a time for a change then and once again, time for a change now. We drove as OTR “Over the Road” truck drivers in the expedite trucking world. Over the road for five years delivering “just in time” freight. All kinds of freight. You name it, we hauled it.
It was a sort of a precursor for what we are to embark on this go around. Life on the road. This time will be different. We won’t be sharing an 8×8 sleeper. Not that it was all that bad. Although cramped, it had all the comforts of a small camper a refrigerator, microwave, TV and can’t forget the Xbox. We’ve done this before. This time we’ll gain regular sleep and an eating schedule on our terms. This time it will be a camper’s life on our schedule.
After three weeks of fighting off anxiety and mild depression, we came out of our stupor like a waking giant. It was time to make a plan. How did we wish to live? It was our choice this time. What were our dreams and ideas the last time this happened? We muddled with the idea of Workampers before. Before the job offer of OTR trucking. How would we make it work, what would be our income? It took many, many hours of online research to make the decision a reality. We could do this.
So here we are, selling our home, pick up, the straight truck and anything that we can. There are many people who have given us courage and well wishes. Even those that wished they could do the same.
This blog will document the events of this journey, good or bad. All truth and nothing but the truth. There are many other fellow travelers who only tell the happy end of the story. We are real people with real encounters. We will tell it like it is. Hope you will join us, cheer us on and leave us constructive comments as we “do this one more time”.