Saturday, 11 December 2010
I just knew...
... reality would come crashing in at some point.
LHB and I had been hoping to connect the beginning of next week when he'd be taking a load (of whatever) from Calgary to Ontario somewhere. And since the TransCanada highway happens to run right through Winnipeg, a pit stop here would be inevitable.
Up to this point, each time he's been through here, we've managed 2 or 3 days together each time. And it has been lovely. But I think we were getting spoiled.
Although, as he said today, a little spoiling is a wonderful thing!
But the cold hard reality of the trucking life is that things can change in an instant. And today they did. The customer getting the load shipped to Ontario required it sooner than LHB could get it there. So they gave it to another driver. Which means LHB is not only not coming through Winnipeg, he's not even coming close to the province!
He's going to be bopping back and forth in Alberta and BC.
Needless to say, both of us are sorely disappointed at this turn of events.
But I suppose it was bound to happen at some point. We've been very lucky with his ability to take the time he has while in town.
Anyone have a lucky Buddha? Rub his belly for me, k? And please excuse me while I go check my lottery ticket... cuz if it's a winner, he's flying back on the next available plane!!!