We finished cleaning out the last bin of old corn this morning - I say "we" loosely as this one is technically the only one I helped with this year! It didn't go quite as I planned but then rarely things do!
Last night Chris said to me "uh yeah gonna need your help in the morning cleaning out a bin, Dad is gonna take the load already loaded then you and I and Josh will take the other semi down to Marietta and clean out the bin and load it - we will need someone to load the semi and pull it up!"!
Well I will be perfectly honest - I was more than a tad bit excited - I was going to get to drive the semi - once again using the word "drive" loosely as in I was going to get to put the semi in gear and allow it to roll up slightly so that the corn didn't run over out of the trailer! I was still excited! You see one of the very first things I remember ever wanting to be when I grew up was a trucker, Yep that's right Ladies and Gentleman - A Trucker - well that and a vet - but Chris says every little girl wants to be a vet at some point! Anyway I feel I was pretty much prepared for anything - if the whole school thing wasn't my forte (which it wasn't, that and the fact that when I hear anyone throw up I throw up weak stomach thing) my plan of trucking across the USA was my American dream - and today that dream was gonna come true! Now don't get me wrong Chris has been trying to get me to drive semi's for years and I have tried, the older one we had I was OK at driving but semi's are so long when you put a trailer on them and the newer ones we have I seem to give people whiplash in when I drive - I can't keep even pressure on the gas pedal and then my foot goes on and off the pedal - well it's just not pretty and after about 50 feet you just want to throw up! And then there is the whole nightmare issue! Yep ever since I was little my only recurring nightmare has been me driving a semi and the gas pedal gets stuck and I am careening out of control at a high rate of speed in a semi hauling a full grain trailer - I SWEAR this is true!
BUT TODAY WAS GONNA BE DIFFERENT- I was going to jump in the cab of that semi, put it into gear and
"Crawl in the bin, you'll be in charge of the
broom sweeping up behind me!"
So I swept - and I am not kidding when I say that bin floor is cleaner than my kitchen floor!