How clean is your closet?

2009 December 10
by Hedon

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.

7 Responses
  1. 2009 December 11
    limericc permalink

    Glad to hear things are well and moving along for you.
    By the way, I have one of those cabinets that you can work on when you complete yours. After all, you will have that special experience.

  2. 2009 December 11

    My closets are pristine.

    My oldest came home “for awhile” until grad school or another internship takes her away. She kept sending me links to studies about Hoarders. Then she started to clean and organize.

    …yeah…it’s all gone except for the collection of plastic tubs in the garage … every art project the kids ever made … there might be two filled with my most treasured stuff that I cannot seem to let go of. The” gremlins” are shut away in plastic prisons from Walmart

    I am now afraid to put anything on my naked shelves … it might all start again.

  3. 2009 December 14

    I don’t open my closets. That might cause a co-pay. :)

  4. 2009 December 14
    punxxi permalink

    I don’t have many clothes or shoes in my closet since i tured one of the spare bedrooms into a closet….dunno how i get all this sht, since i never ever go shopping….
    HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  5. 2009 December 15

    Ummm if you find anymore liquor you might want to go see the drunk next door….I’ll be set for a while…Thanks though! Booze and fireworks…I really am set.

  6. 2009 December 15
    Chaos permalink

    Its ok Magnus, I’ll help you take care of the booze when I visit. I assume Mom hasn’t been buried in any junk avalanches?

  7. 2009 December 17

    Glad to see you’re moving forward with the truck purchase, etc. Ed said Forward Air is a pretty good company from what he’s heard. But who knows about that, since all truck drivers are liars, right?

    Anyway…I look forward to keeping up on the progress you’re making to get back on the road. Hope to see you out here one of these days!

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