The Waiting Game

So here we sit, waiting for parts. Not the first time and I’m sure it wont be the last. The problem with my truck needs to be addressed before it leaves me stranded on the side of the highway. Vinny and I are at the terminal this company has in Pennsylvania. There’s a small drivers lounge with rest rooms, a shower and big screen tv. A diner next door with OK food if you wish.

Because I truly “Live” in my truck, I generally have all that I need without worry for much. When I stop for fuel, I can get a free shower at most truck stops, pick up milk and bread, and any number of small sundries. You can stop at a Walmart or other grocery store, but they are increasingly banning overnight stays due to a few troublesome drivers. As for the truck stops, they overprice everything as all truck stops take advantage of the fact we can’t stop many places due to the size restrictions of being 75 feet long!

But, it’s nothing new. It’s been a part of my life for the last 10 years or so. Some days are good, some bad. I don’t think it matters what job you do, you have to work with what you get, right? So, with that said, I thought I would dust off the good old GoPro, and give you a taste of just how small my living space really is. Pan, one of my favorite readers and fellow bloggers, also lives in the same make and model truck for the same company. If you read her blog, On The Road Cooking, you won’t believe what she can make in a small truck with a toaster oven!

So take a few moments and see my tiny house and I bet you might think, “I have a closet bigger than that”! PS: Listen closely for the wicked Maine accent!

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31 thoughts on “The Waiting Game

      1. All good now. Nice to check out your rig, I’ve always been curious about the inside of those big trucks I see all the time. As for Vinny, he’s adorable and about as ferocious as my Harry I think. Thanks for giving us an insight into your life. I can see you have all you need. Good for you. Stay safe and content.

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  1. Hahahaha.. I love Vinny !!!
    It’s funny because we do have the same model trucks but mines a bit altered inside.. I asked our shop to take out the closet and passenger seat (much to Stewie’s chagrin) And the bottom cabinet behind my seat is gone.. I have my frig with a small freezer behind me and 2 drawers that sit on top.. The passenger side has a double door cabinet with a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 ft cutting board glued to it.. My Keurig coffee maker stays there and my cooktop (dad got me
    an induction burner !) will also be velcroed to the cutting board.. the cabinet is 3ft wide which is part of the reason the passenger seat had to go.. and where the seat sat, is now 4 stackable drawers and my convection toaster oven stays on top of them.. What Guy didn’t show in the video is 2 cubby holes facing toward the back of the truck at the top of both upper cabinets.. I have hangers that the hooks turn and hang my clothes on one side in the back and my jackets on the other.. My top bunk is folded away, which leaves this cool heavy mesh, that’s intended to keep a co-driver safely in the the bottom bunk while the truck is moving.. I use that to hang my jeans my safety vest and a small bag for onions and potatoes.. I’m a bit claustrophobic, so having that top bunk folded up gives me lots of room to breath, so to speak.. Maybe when I’m home at the end of the month, I’ll make a video tour of my truck so people can see the huge difference in 2 same model trucks can be with just a few alterations.. I do not carry a tv in my truck, but if I did, it would be a flat screen like Guy’s.. They just make the most sense..

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  2. You have good taste in bedding btw.. did you know that Connecticut still had the white sheet requirement on the books last time I checked ? I’ve never had white sheets in a truck 😂 I like my warm colors too much..

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  3. I’ll have to look that up, it sounds really easy to keep up.. my truck had an “issue” before I got it and the center of the floor has a dip.. And it would be nice to have one type of floor throughout instead of half n half.. especially one I can pressurewash 👍

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  4. Brings back memories of the one road trip I took cross country with my hubby and our Japanese Terrier, Nikki Pee. I slept in the top bunk, he got the bottom one. I thought at the time what a cool ‘house’ it was…but then I’m a fan of economical, clutter free living — in theory anyway. If I had had the opportunity to be a driver (they didn’t let ‘girls’ drive big rigs in my day and then I always felt too old to do it), I would have totally lived in my truck too. So many conveniences these days including…(I think..this would be a question for Pan) indoor plumbing for the ladies in a pinch? That was the only draw back that I could see.. Lovely film!! Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with us! 😀 n (Huny is now checking out my entire den to see ‘where that strange dog is”…she started barking at the screen when he was warning people away from your truck 🙂 )

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  5. I loved watching that – it is fascinating to see the inside of one of these vehicle cabs. The great thing is that when you build your boat you will have all the experience already of living in close quarters and making the most of every inch. The Bean was asleep at my feet but when Vinnie started talking she asked to get on my knee …. I guess she understands his accent 😉

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