home time

Snakes on the plains

"You know what happens in Ohio when it rains for months on end and the grass doesn't get cut, because you're away in a big truck and your teenage son loses his mind and doesn't mow? Snakes..."

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Duct-taping the love

"Sometimes, trucking is hard." -- Wendy (almost) goes ballistic after finding an angry note duct-taped to the Parkers' Freightliner's custom paint after a long period of home-time parking...

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Free the whale(s)

Wendy's baby-pool side-yard refuge holds a hidden danger... "It'll be good to be back on the road."

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App needed: Trucker sleep sounds

"Now that I've put myself in the mind of jalapeno Tornados and bubbling guts, I'm wondering if I miss the road as much as I think I do. Let me think about that for a minute... Yep, I do. See y'all out there."

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Attack of the kidney stone, part 1

George laid up with an 8-mm kidney stone proclaims such stones "adultney stones" -- it "takes a real man to pass them." Wendy: "We're both a little stressed and worried about how this is all going to come out (sorry – couldn't resist)..."

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Sleep at home is overrated

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

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The home time air hose

"As I was cleaning this week, I mentioned that if I ever had a dream home built, it would have air hose thingies in every room. And then the redneck light bulb went off in my head...."

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Steadfastly uncertain: Absence makes the heart grow …

"I have wanderlust, but it's short-term, a lot like my memory. But home time was great, really. Can we go now?"

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Notes to self

What to do when your 17-year-old son puts 'muh butt' on your grocery list.

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Spring Toadies!

George and son, and Wendy, go to a rock concert: "I felt like I had been beat with a stick the next day, but it was worth it. We had a great time, functioned well under pressure as a little unit, and did things we won't forget, and that's what family time is about."

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