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Rantings

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Well I've finished with work for the forseeable future......and finished with Dave......permanently.....During the course of the last two weeks the grapevine was rife with rumours that his staff wage bill was not being met, then I noticed several trucks parked up at times when they'd normally be on the road.....no drivers...they were walking out. Most of it all I missed because of not being around in the day time....Turns out to be true. My arrangement with him was that every Friday evening before I set out on my journey, I was to receive my dues, I stipulated (I've know Dave a long time) that the first time this arrangement failed, the load would not go out......not with me behind the wheel at any rate. Well, it happened last night.....the excuse was that Tony had forgotten and gone home with it in his briefcase, I did'nt believe that for one moment....(bearing in mind the rumours.) I was assured that I would have it first thing in the morning. It is now 3 pm........

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Correction.....It transpires that I'm easily talked around and I just cannot say "No".....I'm continuing with the night trunk....."Just one more week will do it Peter, I've got a chap but he cant' start till next week" is what Dave managed to persuade me with. Ofcourse I dont' believe him.......traffic managers, by definition, are past masters at B******T.

Things are going well here at home. Jo' is behaving herself with regard to the alcohol, she has gone without for almost two weeks.....but then, she has before! Last night she insisted that we went to the pub together and she would not ask for anything but a soft drink.....she kept her word...this time...Watch tis space........

Thursday, February 19, 2004

It's one of those beautiful East Anglia mornings, it feels as though spring has sprung.....sunny and really quite warm for the time of year. Jo's mowing the lawn......

Had a minor disaster last night, whilst on the motorway on my way home one of my fuel lines blew causing the loss of about 800 ltrs' of fuel....did'nt notice it till I got back in the yard. That worked out to be a very expensive journey.....I have decided not to do any more after Friday. Dave will have to pull his finger out and do somethimg about finding someone else. So from Saturday it's back to a life of leisure..........

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Well, things seem to be working out......but then they've seemed to in the past.....so many, many times, but this time I have a feeling that it's going to be ok. I think that Jo' has finally realised that I'm very serious and will not take anymore......she really IS trying.

Bumped into Nicola and Tim in the supermarket this morning, they enquired about my absence from the pub last night which I managed to pass off with an excuse.......Nicola is getting big.....only four months to go now, I bet she cant wait.

I was right about Dave.......I've known him a long time.........he has asked me to carry on with the night trunk for a bit longer, he actually admitted that he'd done nothing about finding another driver. "I just hav'nt had time Peter" ---the standard excuse--- he came up with.....I've promised another two weeks, after which I suggested that he'd have to drive it himself. What a life..........

Sunday, February 08, 2004

I cant' believe that I was too shattered....yes....'shattered' is the right word.....to stand at the bar and enjoy drinkies with my friends, I had one and in the time it took me to drink that, John had to nudge me twice to wake me.....enough is enough I told myself and took me home.....I think it must have been the walk in the icey cold wind that put me off.....

I have decided to give Jo' yet another chance.......accept another..... "I'll never let you down again"......promise.....We'll see.....In order to help and do my part I have undertaken to give up the pub and not touch alcohol......It's not much, I dont' specially enjoy it that much, I go to the pub for the atmosphere, the chat, to meet friends and the dominos "What about that" she asks. "I dont' want you to stop going to the pub".....Well, trying to save our marriage is more important than friends, dominos, and beer......So be it!....

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Saturday again......what a beautiful, bright sunny morning. How marvellous, no work tonight!......I think that I'm beginning to get a little fed up with going to work every night....at least my body is.....I ache all over. Just one more week to do, then my promised four weeks are done.....I know that Dave wants me to carry on though he has'nt actually spoken with me, but I know that he will....

Wonders never cease.....Murray rang yesterday.....I just knew he had his Dads 'phone number stashed away!! He asked if we'd like to go over for a weekend visit, unfortunately I had to decline.....did'nt fancy the drive down to Wiltshire...

I must have been really done in last night......While they were loading me (they take about five hours to unload and reload me)......I got on the bed, turned on the night heater and went out like a light. In spite of the noise from the FLT's, I slept soundly for four hours, consequently I'm not at all sleepy now. Time will tell......

Thursday, February 05, 2004

I cannot imagine why normal, intelligent people would want to sit in front of the telly to watch second and third rate celebs'(?) behaving like animals.....No, no I take that back.....animals are beautiful, I love animals.....Is this what they're passing off as entertainment these days?.....What absolute C**P!

She's done it again, Jo', let me down just like all the other times. She went to visit her Mother yesterday and during the visit while the old lady (she's 85) was'nt looking Jo' stole from her liquor cupboard, got herself properly pie-eyed and then drove home. How she manages not to kill herself or worse, somebody else, I'll never know.....She got home, threw herself on the bed and went out like a light till this morning. Next will come the apology and all the promises.......again.....What am I to do?........

Sunday, February 01, 2004

It's almost 11pm. Jo' went to bed hours ago......I'm sitting here feeling really fed-up.....telly is rubbish as usual. I had thought of going to the pub but could'nt be bothered to get shaved and changed......I suppose it's been a pretty lousy day really.

Did do something exciting though, I produced a personalised birthday card for Murray....after all he reaches to big 40 in a few days.....quite pleased with the result.

Angie rang this morning with an invitation to lunch but unfortunately her Mother did'nt feel like accepting.

Monday tomorrow and the start of another week of nights making that trip to Birmingham.....I do hope the weathers' not too bad...this will be my third week and only one left to do......I'm having doubts about Dave, he does'nt seem to have found anybody to take on the job yet and does'nt appear to be doing much about it....I hope he is'nt going to play on 'the old pals act'.......I said "four Max" and I'm sticking with that.......

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