home time

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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Having a quirk doesn’t make you a jerk

Rather, "it makes you quirky," says Wendy. "Home time is awesome."

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How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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Poll: Chief attraction of maintaining your own operating authority?

Is it that control over all aspects of the business yields greater cost-saving opportunities, better income (particularly with direct customers), or something else? Tell us what you think here.

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Road fever is contagious

The Parker family squabbles: Son's got road fever, daughter's itching for her chance -- that leaves Wendy wondering what happened to her ringside seat to the journey...

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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Invasion of the critters, take two

"I'm exhibiting the symptoms of 'home time weariness.' These include: crawling into the bunk of the truck to sleep when you have a perfectly good bed in the house...

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Things that go ‘scrabble’ in the night

Wendy goes fishing for a possum -- or other 1,000-pound creature. . .

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Poison sumac: Solution to Middle East crisis

"Either the Benadryl is working its magic, or a profound sense of clarity has come over me. I think I know how to end the crisis in the Middle East."

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