Wow talk about cool, we went to our favorite local establishment for awesome steaks & grub, and was shocked when it came time to pay the bill and found out it was taken care of by a fellow over the phone!
Huh? What you talk'n 'bout
May? (from the old sit com Different Strokes W/Gary Coleman as Arnold! LOL!)
Come to find out one of our own called her some time ago and told her the next time our "gang" ( IE dad, mom, my sister & I) came in he wanted to pay for our meal, to repay us for doing him a favor.
Well we were shocked, flabergasted, and well stuffed too!
We hadn't done anything for Niles that we would not have done for anyone else! Yes we did him a favor by swinging by a place that dad was already in the area of and pick up some big concert size speakers, brought them home and stored them a while. And when he was coming up to TN, We loaded them into my sister's mini van and took them down to Nashville and met him with them. Again Jeannie and I were already going to Nashville anyway that day so it was not like we went out of the way to help a fellow bus nut! After all we were just doing what friends do, helping out each other.
Anyway we hadn't all been to Joe's as a group since then as we have been just covered up and on the go in different directions constantly since buying out the other company in February! So when May saw us all in as a group 4 a change she made sure to take care of our bill per Niles instructions!
Niles thanks alot buddy, but really you shouldn't have. We didn't do anything to deserve it. We was just helping out and we were in the area both times 2!
Now about the new company. Wow man oh man, I ain't never had so many headaches in all my life! Talk about busy Mom & Dad are still pretty much first out always as usual. But we have other drivers on the road too.
I have cut back on my driving to stay close to the office and shop. And also I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and narcolepsy. (When they told me that I told them that was BS! I ain't never narced on anyone! But then they explained it is a disease involving just falling asleep for no reason @ anytime. Which is one of the reasons I'd been going to the Dr. I thought I was just being too stressed out with all the extra load, hrs and worrying about the huge debt we'd took on!)
But my sleep problem is getting better as I went through a program and did a sleep test and got a breathing machine to use while sleeping and I am doing much better and getting a good quality rest while sleeping now, and have less trouble with falling out at various times for no reason now!
I still mainly drive my '95 ~ S217 forty five footer, but share it with dad, and my uncle Robert too.
The little '95 S215 forty footer we bought at the same time is so fun to drive almost all the drivers fight over it.
I sure do get a big smile on my face when I see either of those 2 ~ '05 S417's out on the road anywhere. (I love them, but feel like it's more important for me to drive the old one & let drivers use the newer ones)
Dad & Mom drive one most of the time, but not all the time. The other one different drivers share.
My sister and 1 of our other drivers still love the little old '85 MCI 96A3. So we let them have it! LOL!
Man has business been crazy since the merge/take over! We are turning down folks for buses left & right! (and that is a good thing, because it means we are booked to capacity already!)