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Monday, April 4, 2011

Old Fools Journal: Dreams again or I go to some of the strangest places when I'm asleep

I dreamed I was laying naked under the sun on the deck of Serenity looking down into the clear blue water dreaming dreams when I saw a crowbar come floating by. I guess I was in an alternate universe. The colors were all extra vivid. That would be a good time to just flow into the place I come from I guess but instead I woke up. I'm sure I had a puzzled look on my face and I had a strange longing for the colors.

This morning I woke after spending the night trying to deliver a semi trailer loaded with widgets. That is all the paper work said. No explanations, no address and no directions. Terribly frustrating. The truck itself had ongoing problems but it was my old yellow International and it always had ongoing problems. Usually mechanic induced.
Number 16 the old yellow International. Photo taken at a pickup in Riverside, California

At the pickup point in the photo above partitioning a hard drive and why I should do it was explained to me by another truck driver. The height of fashion he was as he was wearing an aloha shirt I truly envied. Not all truck drivers are dumb. The guy that took the picture however was of the other kind. I called him "Wrongway dumbfuck". WD for short. No sense of direction at all. Tried to take me to Atlanta out of Birmingham instead of California while I was sleeping. He was making good time as we drove 200+ extra miles for no pay. Those were the days. Not.

Swmbo (she who must be obeyed) and I were assigned this truck when we signed on with KMB Transport. It was brand spanking new. We put 530,000 miles on it and it still looked like new.

I would really like to know what the floating crowbar was about.


Rat Trap Press said...

I've got alot of respect for truck drivers. It's a tough job.

We need to see a list of all the jobs you've held in your life. I think of the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials when I read your posts.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Nice looking yellow truck. Heck, you just had her broke in. What happended to "Ole Yeller"?

Lord Wellbourne said...

Was it really a crowbar or a water snake just having his own naked dreams?

limom said...

What was your CB handle?

Gwen Buchanan said...

Love your name for WD.