We are home. Our road trip this time was much shorter than usual. We ran a couple of routes in Nebraska and Kansas. Then we wrapped up some loose ends before Bill changes trucking companies.
Bill has been an over the road (OTR) trucker for two years. After 35 years in the corporate world of manufacturing (Engineering and Sales), the economy literally went away through outsourcing. Bill decided to re-invent himself, rather than collect unemployment or assistance.
Bill's father was a trucker. He decided to also contribute to the economy by helping to move it. His usual runs were from 4-6 weeks away from home. When other people were having vacations and holidays, we were apart. Needless to say, this has been extremely difficult emotionally. We have been married for 32+ years, and friends for 36+ years.
Bill now has a full two years of experience OTR. It is time to move up to a better position with a better company. He is currently narrowing down his opportunities and choices. He will be back on the road very soon.
Bill is excellent at what he does, and he enjoys trucking. Everything that you eat, wear, or use got to you because a trucker helped get it there. Truckers are invaluable in the world today, and that definitely includes Bill.