A Little Family Vacation a Little Buying Trip

The Man and I took our family out on a little trip this last week.  It’s hard to travel with a family of our size comfortably.  Since #2 has flown the coop, it is a bit easier to travel with 8 people instead of 9.

family trip

This is the first 10 minutes of our trip.  You can see #4 is already asleep.


#6 was impressed with the fact we had “the executive suite”.   He fancies himself a little business man, and was ready to handle business at the hotel.  Also.. that’s the only room in the hotel that sleeps 8.

Just in case you did not know.. he’s a “BIG HUNK”


I thought I might buy a few things on the trip to re-sell.  My expectations were not high, as it turns out, it was so successful, I had to rent a trailer to get it all home.

The family truckster, the family and the U-Haul.


Here are a few tips to insure your success when out shopping in the retail world.

  • Always leave the place neater than you found it.
  • Be kind to the people shopping around you.
  • BE THE MOST kind to the employees.

A watched Freight Truck Never Comes.

If any of my readers are truck drivers.. or work in the trucking industry.. could you tell me why I have such a hard time getting my freight moved from point A to my house?

I ordered a simple pallet of stuff.. and it sat on a dock from Tuesday until Friday.. and it was only when I called and asked where it was.. they went “Hey, you are right! We do have a pallet just sitting here.” They then promised me it would be here Monday, and well you guessed it.. it wasn’t.

It arrived today, (when I wasn’t there), so the Shipping Manager (aka #1) and #2 unloaded the freight, and took these fabulous photos for you. 🙂

Since I have the driveway from hell.. (I believe done on purpose so The Man can live a solitary life)

Here’s the truck sitting on the road.

#1 drove this beauty.. down to meet the Roadway guy.

We call this “the big white truck” (for obvious reasons). It used to be an old mail truck..

Now it’s an old eBay truck.

Here’s the driver and #2 unloading the truck.

#2 moves the junk to the end of the trailer and #1 loads it into “the big white truck”.

Since it was only 1 pallet it took like 10 minutes..

Bye Roadway Guy!.. Until next time 🙂

Now to get it photographed, written up, inventoried, and put on eBay!