How clean is your closet?
The great house project continues. This morning I’m doing my own take on ‘How Clean is your House?’ with the two adorable British ladies. Now granted on the show they go into houses that haven’t been cleaned in several years and often have to shovel out dumpsters (or skips (or perhaps skiffs) on the other side of the pond) full of actual trash. Obviously we don’t have anything that dramatic, but what we do have is a closet in the kitchen that is just chocked full of crap. I’m not even sure what’s in the cabinet since it’s only opened long enough to grab the broom or mop then slammed shut before anything else falls out. So it won’t exactly be tv worthy but I’ll be glad to have it clean again.
On the work front… well not a lot is going on. I do have a line on a truck we are considering up in Kansas City. It is around the right year/mileage and the price is reasonable so it may be a go. It’s a hideous light blue but that really isn’t a deal-breaker or anything. We’ll have to see what happens there.
On the other end of the plan, we are considering leasing on with Forward Air Freight. It has quite a few upsides such as 100% terminal to terminal loads which means they are also 100% no touch freight. That’s an important point since we simply aren’t going to unload trailers. I mean we wouldn’t even do that when we were company drivers so we sure as hell aren’t going to do it as owner operators. Another good thing about FAF is they are very light loads since they are generally Air Freight. Lighter loads means better fuel mileage and when you’re talking about 6 or 6.5 miles per gallon every little bit helps. They aren’t going to be self dispatch but really the only options for self dispatch that I know of are Landstar or going all the way and working with brokers. We don’t want to sign on with Landstar and we’re not ready to go all out with our own plates and trailer and such.
Anyway, that’s about where we are on all fronts. We haven’t bought all our christmas gifts but we don’t have much yet to get so even that is going smoothly. Basically life is just flowing along swimmingly and unless I get buried and crushed later in a weird cabinet pack-rat-related tragedy things are looking good.