Saturday, August 30, 2014

Home Time


Bill was not supposed to be home this weekend, which was disappointing. However, as is always the case in trucking, orders change, routes change, and schedules change.  Often this means more time out on the road, sometimes days, sometimes weeks. It isn't easy or even pleasant, but Bill is just the kind of man who does the right thing, even when it isn't easy.  

Bill is known for his Superman rescues. There are emergency swaps where a trucker needs someone to take their load. It may be for health reasons, mechanical issues, or any number of  issues. There have been times Bill has driven out of his way, even backtracking to check on a driver who wasn't answering his messages. He has taken buses to pick up trucks abandoned by drivers who quit without notice. He is always ready and willing to do what is needed and be useful, even when it affects his own home time. Many times he has stayed out on the road when he was needed, even though it meant he got home later than planned. He is always out for at least three weeks, usually for 4-6 weeks. 

What goes around comes around. For all of his hard work and helping others, this time he got lucky...Bill is home a few days early! We will actually be together for a holiday. It somehow even seems appropriate that he is able to relax at home on Labor Day. I am so happy for him, as he really deserves this. 

So, your long weekend, your holiday of relaxation. Enjoy the bittersweet unofficial end of Summer. Most of all, enjoy your family and relish those moments together. I know that we will. I will see you all back here soon!

21 comments:

  1. You know, simply put, I am happy that the two of you are married and soul mates. That you always have one another's back, that he has others' backs and that you found one another, It is as it should be. xxi

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    1. Thank you, Katie & Mom. We are thankful, too...and for friends like you. Hugs. ~xoxo~

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  2. What a lovely story of your hubby, and so glad you get to have a holiday together. It must be a bit difficult at times to have him gone so much.

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  3. i cannot think of a better weekend to have him home - off those roads packed with crazy vacationers and the like. enjoy!

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  4. I'm so happy for both of you. A well deserved time together on this long weekend. I bet the girls are happy too. Happy Labor Day weekend.
    Hugs.
    JB

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  5. What a lovely happy story this is!

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  6. Sounds like a perfectly sweet time together, and best time to be off the road too! Enjoy.

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  7. What a lovely tribute to Bill. He certainly sounds like a very special man and since you are a very special woman it is a match made in heaven.

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  8. A happy dance for both of you, and kudos to him for his work ethic!

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  9. What a wonderful surprise for you. Enjoy your together time. Hugs, Janet

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  10. How exciting! Enjoy your time together!

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  11. Awww, I am so happy for you that you two get spend a little more time than expected together. I know how tough it can be to be a trucker as I work in logistics and have for a long time. And one thing I always said is that I do not envy truck drivers with their tight schedules and pressure from all sides. It sounds though as if Bill really found his niche and you both are enjoying. Well, I am pretty sure that you'd enjoyed a bit more together-time, but... making the best of everything is wonderful. Have an awesome weekend!

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  12. What happy news! Bill always does the right thing, and I know that God sees that. Love that smiling photo of him! Have a wonderful weekend together!

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  13. Unplug and enjoy every second!!!

    Hugs, friend!!

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  14. Happy Labor Day! Hope you enjoy your "home time". :) I can imagine living with a trucker is not always easy.

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  15. I do hope you both have a wonderful holiday together.

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  16. I'm glad your Superman got to be home for the holiday weekend. Hope you two had a great time.

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  17. Oh YAY!!!! this just made me deliriously happy! good for him, and you. Enjoy! xx

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