27 August 2011

Day 238 (Colorado Now, Wyoming Later)

Today has been a peaceful and low-stress Sabbath day. We made it as far as WaKeeney, KS last night. I was told yesterday by my fleet manager, Monica (now that she's back from Korea), that my truck was due a service. Today I attempted to get said service done, but the shop I went to didn't have the oil filter for the engine on my truck. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer, since that turned out not the way I had hoped... but as the song by REO Speedwagon goes, "Roll With The Changes".

Out here in eastern Colorado, it's midday and around 91°, which is a bit cooler than Tulsa was yesterday around this time (around 97°). The further west and north we make our way, this weather will continue to decrease in temperature... which I like - a lot!

One good thing I like about being a trainer is the fact that I get students that have little to no experience driving. I have the opportunity to impart habits upon them that will be a benefit to them, as well as produce a professional driver that has values and standards that exceed the norm. I'm not trying to create a "mini me", just drivers that share the same professional attitude I do, and ones that set a positive example among their peers. The best way to put it is by quoting a great a line Jack Nicholson had in The Departed:

"I don't want to be a product of my environment I want my environment to be a product of me!"

Well, it's time for me to wrap this up, and finish my Starbucks coffee (a grandé triple Marble Mocha Machiatto), as I bask in this beautiful Sabbath day, and thank HaShem for the favor that He has shown me. May you all have a blessed day!

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