Welcome to Chillicothe, Texas! We just have to stop here tonight and rest. It has been a very painful day today. I have been drinnking all the water I can get in me plus Gatoraides and I still need more I think. See ya in the morning when I hope to not feel so dang stiff yet bruised up!
Word of the day today (and probably all weekend) is SORE! Head to toe, back, head, legs, heck even my cheeks hurt!!
We will get started on our next trip in a few minutes. We are starting the day off in heavy fog and behind schedule already LOL
Well howdy! Yes, I know it is late. 14 hours after we started we had to shutdown in Jarrell, Texas.
So, in case you saw the EMS in front of the truck….and want to know the story….
I had to unload EVERY tree at 4 different stops today. I drank 4 liters of water but the Texas humidity combined with me unstacking and dragging each one to the end of the trailer got to me. At the last stop I “passed out” halfway done and I had to quit helping unload. It just got too much for me to handle, though I tried my best. YES, I drank water all day. Nope, not too much coffee since i knew better than to have just one today. It is an incredible amount of work for one driver to do all that by hand! No forklift, no pallet jack, nothing but dragging! I told my boss about it just to cover my butt. He had me stay put and they called EMS on me just to get checked out by medical folks. They looked me over and agreed with me that I just got overheated. We then drive up here to this truckstop with only ONE spot available on the side road. The only reason I got this one is because the tanker that was parked here was pulling out literally seconds before I was turning to go back driving. The thing about it is we only had 7 minutes left on our 14 hour clock.
Not sure if any of this makes sense or not, but I need to eat, drink my two Gatorades, and sleep. I am extremely sore all over! I will see ya’ll in the morning.
Morning! Today will be a very busy day. We have four deliveries in the Austin area and we are supposed to get them all done today. I bought extra water so I can drink more…since I have to help unload at each place! It is gonna be super sticky and hot today! Nope, I am not looking forward to this at all!
Afternoon folks! It is YUK hot and humid here in Texas! It was an okay day today. Nothing exciting, but I hope you got to see some of the backroads of Texas!
We have just about done all we can for today so we will make all of our deliveries tomorrow!
We just got our next trip lined up and we will be be busy on that one too!