December 11, 2009

Can I Sleep Now?

I am past the point of being exhausted. I think I passed it somewhere back in South Dakota, which was quite a while back!

We're in Columbia, SC unloading.

We nearly killed ourselves to get here, so that we wouldn't have to sit in Columbia over the weekend. And right now, all we want to do is go to bed and sleep in Columbia all weekend and half of next week. Was it worth it to get here and unload? I really don't know. We could have puttered along, stopped in Chattanooga spending the weekend with family, and delivered Monday morning. But I guess we feel compelled to make up for all the down time with our truck's injuries and feeling under the weather.

We set a new record for ourselves. Back in the day when we did a lot of cross country trips, we could average 1400 miles in 24 hours if we had to.

We fueled in Billings, MT on Thursday morning at 12:45am, and fueled south of Nashville, TN at 12:45am on Friday morning. That's 1,602 miles in 24 hours. So now you know you can, if you have to, get from Billings to Nashville in a little less than a day, though I wouldn't know why you HAD to do that.

So, anyway, don't know where we're going next, but hope its a leisurely trip with time to sleep...a lot!

Hope you all have a good weekend..a nice slow, restful one!


dibear said...

You two really know how to bust a move!! It would have taken Ed three days to go that far. I take it you guys team drive? Have a nice restful weekend. We have Holiday Market in Knoxville tomorrow. :)

small farm girl said...

WOW! Now that's putting down the rubber! Just stay safe.

Beck's Country Living said...

I hope you get to sleep as much as you want to, Take time to get out and see the world and you know me just fly and have fun

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That's a lot of miles covered, pushing the speed limit. whew! John and his partner are doing trips like that right now. They take turns sleeping while the other drives. It seems to be working out really well, keeping the truck always on the road, too.

I can't wait until he comes home for Christmasw, though.