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Back in the day we had a nice yard in Lancaster, Texas, as I understand it, the property was being sold by the owner and we had to move out.  The old yard offered fuel, showers, a nice concrete surface and so on.  It was a sweet place to park.

We moved to a muddy hole that offered showers, etc. but I looked forward to a day when we would find somewhere that wasn't covered in wet, icky mud when it was wet, dust when it wasn't.

We try to keep our truck clean and understand when a little dirt from outside is tracked in on our shoes but today we visited the "new" yard in Wilmer, Texas.  There was a grader working on the lot when we were leaving but in the meantime we had 'waded' through the brown sticky muck that is the ground where we have to park.  We dropped a loaded trailer in Wilmer and picked up an empty which needed sweeping out.  After working with the broom to keep the next customer happy I looked behind to make sure I hadn't missed anything and there it was, resembling the tracks of a swamp monster released from the rich brown, manure like primordial ooze, the tracks of my muddy boots.

I went to work repeating the job I thought was already finished.

Come on folks, we can do better than this!

We have only been out for a couple of weeks and will spend a couple more on the road before taking a little time off to visit our CPA.

It's tax time!!  Yuk!  Our truck is running well, even though it is really muddy right now.  I am trying not to think about washing it because each time I do it rains, or snows or we are sent into somewhere muddy.  I am sure I am not alone in this, wash your truck and it will rain!

Speaking of snow.  We were lucky to get out of California before a threatened storm was supposed to dump an ice age in the north of the state.  We weren't so lucky in Flagstaff, Arizona where several inches decided to lay themselves wherever they could find the space.  Had we been thinking about washing the truck?  I am not sure but probably.  Ellen blames me for any kind of bad weather which is understandable, she blames me for everything else so why not.

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This is an area I like to use for the occasional update of what Ellen and I are up to.

We run a dedicated lane between Laredo, Texas and Salem, Illinois with a break at the weekend at home in Joplin but hopefully it is still interesting even though we limit our travels.

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