Before I get started with today’s post, I wanted to let you know that I have quite a few personal reflections that I’ve written previously. So before I get started with new Orthodox Trucker content, I thought it would be fun to start off with some of the things I wrote or put together back when I first started calling myself Orthodox Trucker.
The following post was written on February 11th 2014. I was living in Cheyenne Wyoming working for CR England on their dedicated Walmart account. The picture was taken on February 13th 2014, while I was heading to Laramie for an evening delivery.
I hope you enjoy.
February 11th 2014
The sun starts to fade behind the mountains as I put on my boots. I pull a hat over my head to cover my unruly hair, and smooth out my beard so its not poofed all over the place. I scratch my face getting the itches out, and throw on a coat. With rubber mallet in hand, I hop outside and check all the tires, hoses, cables and brakes.
After inspecting my rig – which is also my home, I put the key in the ignition and fire up the heavy deisel engine. The traffic in Denver is clustered and busy, but I drive on through. The freezing fog and howling wind does its best to stop me, but I am determined to drive through the night to ensure my deliveries make it on time.
The sun slowly rises as I stop for the day. 14 hours gone in a wink. My hands tremble and my body aches but this is how the game is played. And in ten hours, I’ll do it all over again. I thank my God, for he has surrounded me once again this night and protected me with all his might.