Thursday, July 4, 2013


It's 4th of July. And I'm glad I'm an American. Right now I hear fireworks outside my window. Not a big fan of them this evening. Seeing that I have to wake up in about 8 hours. I live in the greatest country this world have ever known and I am GRATEFUL for that. This year the 4th is a busy one with me and my jobs. Hopefully next year I'll be in a better position to celebrate the holiday with a little time off.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Daryl 80

Today is my father's 80th birthday. I'm imagining what it must have been like being born in a small Iowa town during the Great Depression. Roosevelt had just taken office earlier that year. Were they optimistic of life in this country? Were they struggling with money? How great would it be to go back in time to that moment when he entered this world.

I wish he were around so I could ask him more questions about his youth and growing up during that time. He was such a bright guy. I wish I had appreciated the positives about him instead of focusing on the negatives. I think he would be proud of me becoming a bus driver. He always wanted me to follow in his footsteps and become a driving instructor.

Speaking of bus driving, I got my schedule for the next few months. I'm full time. NICE. Three other guys withdrew their full time applications so I jumped on it. It's not the perfect schedule but I get immediate benefits like healthcare, paid time off and holiday pay. And now I'm locked into a full time bid. It can't get taken away from me. Tomorrow is a big day. Gotta be at work at 6am. Doing "Runabout" all day. It should be interesting.