Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It's Tuesday it must be Virginia
We are in Virginia. Again. South Boston to be exact and there's not even a North Boston, that I know of. This happens sometimes when we get caught in a loop of sameness for a week. Pick up a load in Virginia take it to Pennsylvania. Get a load in Pennsylvania and take it to Virginia and on and on in a vicious circle of sameness.
We travel all 48 states but sometimes this happens and we have to say enough is enough, give us something else. The exciting part of this life is going to different places and seeing new things. Hard enough when you're on interstates mostly and limited to where an 18 wheeler can go.
Today we have dog food, Ol' Roy, the good stuff! You can smell a dog food plant from miles away, it's not bad really, not like a paper plant, but pretty intense. I had to wander through the plant to find the women's room (drivers get their own but it's usually just a men's) and it was hot and loud. I imagine dog food has to be cooked but the only part of production I saw was the bagging part. You always hear of horse meat being used but never see that listed as an ingredient, I wonder if it's true...
I always have an eagle eye for misspelling on signs (which is funny, I don't have the same eye for my own writing-I hate to proof read) and there was a sign in the shipping office giving advice on what to do in case of a tornado and it said "please exit in a calm manor". Now just where are you going to find a manor to exit calmly in? I've never even been in a manor, I think they only have those in England!
We got an email once from a German friend who speaks English really well but doesn't always get the spelling right. She wrote about having a problem with a big company for something she bought and she said it was just a "night mayor" dealing with them.
I think I would like to be the night mayor of a calm manor. What could go wrong in a calm manor?? And besides, you're only the mayor at night when everyone is sleeping!
So today we will battle the Richmond, DC and Baltimore traffic once again. It all seems so familiar....