Monday, October 11, 2010

No words.

Dear Reader,

I have had the worst weekend EVER. This is just a taste of a post to come. You all will understand later.

1)I will not be traveling with my husband.

2)I have realized just how amazing of a support system I have.

3)Life WILL go on, it just has to. (No, nobody died...yet.)

4)I cried all weekend and still am, I'm hurting and allowed to grieve.

5)I am not a weak woman, I will learn, grow, and get stronger from this mess.

With Love,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Walkin' on sunshine....

Dear Reader,
The past 2 weeks have been absolutely horrible! My Birthday was a disgrace. I was alone for more than half of it and I cried...multiple times. As you all know, my husband is done with his training and is out on the road on his own (whoo hooo!),this means at the end of his 2 weeks by himself, incident free, I can go with him. However, I really am kinda homeless at the moment and we were going to sneak me in ahead of time because (1)we miss each other and (2)it was the obvious plan and solution for the hubbs and I. It's exciting.

Anyway, he had to leave without me, not this past Monday, but the Monday before. I was crushed. I told him I didn't wanna be alone on my birthday, he (in his best efforts to keep me calm) assured me that he would be here to spend it with me. I had a gut feeling that it wouldn't happen. Annndd it did not. So, on my birthday, my brother cooked dinner for me, and he bought me a cake that (while pre-heating the oven to cook some of this dinner) he had forgotten that he hid in the oven and burned that and the plastic container it arrived in. We ate around it. It was really a depressing day, I didn't even get an uplifting or encouraging card, this made me sad, Nor did I get to buy myself a gift, as I had quit my job a month ago thinking I'd be long gone by now. Little did I know my world would be slowly but surely crumbling down around my plans.

So last night I was on my way to visit a dear friend of mine, and the hubbs calls me. He asked how much gas I had and said he had a surprise for me! Turns out he was in town parked at a family members house and i could stay the night with him in the truck! I was ecstatic, and in shock that he had kept this from me the whole day. have you ever shared a bed in a truck cab before?! Very hard thing to master! This will take some time, for sure. Hubbs is coming back to take me away forever on either Tuesday or Wednesday and our journey begins! I'm so excited! We will also celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary on the 18th, it's sure to be a much better day than my birthday. Until my next post....

Love Katie

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I laugh because it's funny.

Dear Reader,
My hubby came home on yesterday morning! I was and am so excited to have him back! Immediately, my stress left my body. We did have some things to take care of, we sat at the DMV for a couple of hours because he had to renew his CDL license. What fun.

A couple of weeks ago, the hubbs and I had some issues and I had to drive to KY to get him and we took care of some business. Well, even though we had no choice, it was not a good one. His trucking company assumed he had quit and cut off all access to his card, which he gets paid on. We have been so poor! UGH. Yesterday they released eighty dollars for him to get the CDL renewed. But that still didn't help with our personal situation. Let me tell you, scrounging up some change for toilet paper and cigs is not fun. Ha Ha! But nonetheless, it's always interesting with the hubbs and I.

More to come soon on our future journey!

With Love,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's like an early birthday present!! (not really.)

Dear Reader,
Well, thanks for stopping by for my updates, I've got some good & exciting news! So, those of you that have read my recent posts know of my recent arrest. I went to court on Tuesday, terrified they would lock me up again because I did not have a dime to my name. As soon as court started, the Judge wants to acknowledge all the bad-check-writers. He requests us all, there were quite a few of us, to stand up when he called our name (in public! Embarassing!) and enter our plea and ask to speak with someone. So, this girl is first, and she's like, "I guess plead guilty, and I wanna speak to someone". My brother slaps my knee and says "That's what you should do!!" I'm like...uhhhh, okay. My turn comes and I plead guilty. Yes folks, I'm the new not-so-proud owner of an adult record. I mean, It's a misdemeanor, but STILL! The court gave me six months to pay this not so little debt off, for that I am grateful. AND I can leave the state! I met some interesting people waiting for my "deal", if you will. There was Toni, who sat beside me, and is a nurse, who wrote a check to dominos. DOMINOS Y'all!!! I mean, c'mon, she had to feed her kids. Then there was this guy who wrote a ten dollar check. Yep, I said TEN dollars. You know what that ten dollar check costed him? $425.00!!!!! I'll never write another check. EVER.

I am finally done with moving all my stuff into a storage facility because I am going over the road with my hubbs. It's going to be so fun & I am so excited! As of this moment, he will be home in less than 13 hours. *SQUEE!!!* He had to come home anyways to renew his CDL license. So, this makes me a happy girl because I won't have to greyhound it alone to catch up with him. Now, on another note, a bitter and very sour note, If anyone reading this post or knows someone who is even thinking about going to truck driving school, research, research, and research! My husband and I were lied to time and time again about promised bonuses never paid to him, new-er trucks to train in that instead they had to drive trucks that were breaking down everyday, and most importantly, we were informed there would be plenty of trainers so the guys could learn properly, but no, what happens? A trainee is backing up and runs a fellow student over and sends him to the E.R. I was furious. The whole time, the only thing that came out of this experience was a little more knowledge and a temporary CDL. Also, research the company you'll be driving for...just sayin'.

My dad is doing as well as can be expected. After his heart stents, he was admitted into the hospital two more times. He cannot breathe. The doctors cannot figure out what is wrong. His heart is okay, no asthma, no emphasema, lungs look good, I don't understand! I pray they will find out what is causing him to be uncomfortable with his breathing soon.

My brother and his BF just got a studio apartment of their own, I hope they will be very happy there, but it is a little 'ghetto-ish' at night, so this concerns me. They'll be okay though. I hope. Ha ha.

Well, that's all I got for now...I hope to be able to blog and share pictures from this experience. Thanks for reading, see ya soon!

With Love,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Humiliation at it's best.

Dear Reader,

Six days ago my phone ran out of minutes while in the midst of talking to my husband. I decided, at midnight, that I would run to Wal-Mart to get a new phone card and refill my minutes. On my way back home, two minutes from my home, I was pulled over by the police. The cop claims he pulled me over due to my tag light being dim...not out, but DIM! He then asks for my license and car insurance. I hand him my I.D. and I am searching for my proof of insurance that does not exist. Meanwhile, praying. Praying hard. The cop says he'll be back and goes to run my info. After about ten minutes of "searching", he comes back and asks me to turn my car off and step out. Oh shit, I'm thinking. This is not good. My minutes are not yet replenished and I have no way to tell my husband of my arrest. Now, before you go judging me, I am not a bad person. I swear I'm not. Turns out, I had written a check for some groceries last summer and it slipped my mind to take care of it. SHIT!! Stupid, stupid stupid!

Needless to say, I was arrested for a bad check warrant, if you will. The cop hand cuffs me, asks if my husband can come get my car, I tell him no because he is out of town, he is a truck driver. The cop then asks if anyone else can come get it or it will be towed. I tell him, yes, my brother can come get it but he lives twenty minutes away. The cop then informs me they don't have time to wait so we will need to tow it. SHIT!!!! More money I don't have.

Since my warrant is in the next county over, they take me to the nearest booking station where I am finger printed and a nasty mug shot of me is taken, placed in a cell, ten minutes later, an officer from the county my warrant is in pulls up. He then cuffs me, drives me thirty minutes away, where I am then, yet again finger printed and another mug shot taken. At this point I am not crying, so I am sure this picture looks better.

I then get to make my phone call(s). The officer was nice enough to let me have my cell phone to get numbers from it. 1st call-hubby: no answer. 2nd call- brother: no answer. 3rd phone call- brother's BF: no answer. Repeat. Back to my brother...He answers like this: "I am calling bail bond places now." Oh thank GOD!!!! Two hours later, I'm free...with a date, in court. UGH!

Well, thanks for reading! Updates to come on my case.

With Love,

On the road again...

Dear Reader,

My husband and I have decided that I will leave my job & join him on the road! I am so so excited! First of all, we haven't seen each other in weeks and I miss him terribly! After some weeks of considering this, we have made it final and I put in my two week notice. My last day will be September 3rd.

My brother, Corey and his boyfriend will be taking over my apartment and he will be buying my car. I am giddy with excitement! Can y'all believe I'll be living in a truck with my hubbs?! I mean, I know the hubbs will be busy working/driving, but think about all the places I will get to see for free. I am bringing my lap top, (for blogs & facebook) and my camera for some gorgeous photography to share. I am sure the blogs will add some humor. More to come soon!

With Love,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Update on my dad!

Dear Readers,
My dad is doing well, he had three blocked arteries, so he had two stents put in and the third is being treated with meds! It was a long day, mom drove everyone crazy, but thats how she deals. haha. I am truly thanking god that things were not worse!

With Love,