Friday, October 15, 2010

A Lesson Learned

LIfe on the road has it ups and downs.  It can also have some light-hearted moments of stupidity that you just have to laugh. A few days ago we had a delivery in Laredo, Texas. After dropping off at the company terminal and waiting for the next load, I decided to go ahead and wash the clothes to be ready for another couple weeks of probably very hard driving with very little breaks except for the federally mandated ones, as miles usually start to pick up in October as businesses start preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For some reason, I do NOT like washing clothes, don't know if its because the clothes get dirtier or the machines just don't work good enough. After all, most truckers I meet don't seem to realize that greasy shirts and pants need to be washed differently.

Anyway, our dirty laundry is kept in one of those military duffel bags( sea bags), when I get to a terminal or home I wash what is in the bag.  Of course, it is a little hard for me to carry so it's hubby's job to carry it in for me to sort, spray with stain remover, put in machine and add detergent.  It took me a couple hours to wash, dry and fold the clothes(although hubby does NOT understand WHY I fold it when it has to come out of the bag to be put away).
Unfortunately, this time, even though I thought I reminded hubby to bring the now clean clothes back to the truck it was forgotten. We didn't realize until we were 200 miles toward our delivery that the bag of clothes was NOT in the truck.  OH my!!!! Does that mean there will be some  naked Turks??? NO, because I always have extra clothes in the truck.    We called the terminal, and they took our big bag of clothes and LOCKED it up for us to pick up next time we are through there. It was maddening then, but now it seems funny, maybe because it shows that we are just like everyone else. We can forget.

This just means NEXT time, I will have to double and TRIPLE check.  Hopefully, we can get back to Laredo BEFORE we have to buy more clothes, IF we don't, well, I guess GOD wanted to teach us a lesson about forgetting things, or maybe he was telling us that HE has a sense of humor too.
I have realized that out here, you have to laugh at stupid things, even those we did ourselves. Without laughter, life is boring.  I hope this gives you a good laugh. I'm STILL laughing,

Proverbs 17:22:  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones(KJV)


  1. Maybe God just thought it was time for you guys to have some new duds.
    Thanks for the 'smiles' from the road.

  2. I love you stories, Lisa...real human stuff, laughter is the best thing...and as my father used to say, 'Its a great life if you don't weaken!' Thank you for your road stories.

  3. I love your stories, see I need to re-read what I write....Lol

  4. Oh so I am not the only one who leaves things behind when doing laundry. Now I know I am not alone. But that doesn't explain the socks that disappear between the washing machine and the dryer. Maybe there is a sock heaven out there some where.
    Kathy H

  5. LOL Its Cute Lisa,
    Silly me, I thought we were on a breakthrough with Billy Mays and "OxyClean" but suffice to say the fix was in and the bigger detergent industries but out "OxyClean" ans saw to it that it would not work better than the losy detergents on the market that charge more then ever and clean less than ever, God Bless You Billy Mays And May God Rest Your Soul for trying to give America something that truly worked, and thank you Lisa for a great human interest story {:-))