Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1st real job as a trucker

I finally got the call from May. Well, sorta. They don't have a truck for me yet but they want me to go to Idaho and pick up a truck for somebody else and bring it back to Oregon. I was curious as to why the the person that was getting this truck was not sent after it. But, what the hey, it's money in my pocket. The trip is worth about 125.00, that's better than waiting at home making nothing. I was told that they hope to have a truck for me by the time I get back from Idaho.

As far as I know, this is my itinerary;
Thursday - I will go to the May yard in Salem Oregon and hitch a ride with another driver to the Payette Idaho yard.

Friday - Drive back to Oregon.

After that - I hope they have a truck available for me so I can start making the big bucks.

In the interest of wanting to share photo's with all of my blog followers but not wanting to lug camera gear all over the country, I decided to compromise my principals today and purchased a point n shoot camera. It is very difficult to make the switch to a camera that does all the thinking for me and takes the creative decisions out of my hands. On the other hand, I really didn't want to pack one of the DSLR's just yet.

First road trip in the works and camera in hand. Hopefully, great photo's and stories are right around the corner.



  1. We'll be here waiting! You might be surprised at what some of those little cameras can do - just don't forget, you are back in the land of shutter lag with them and that's no fun at all. To me that is one of the most frustrating things when using the PS instead of the DSLR. Stay safe.

  2. I look forward to seeing your "point and shoot" pictures. Hey, that's all I know how to take!

  3. Have a good trip, John. Your mom really enjoyed the Payette River when she was over that way. Take care on the trip, and be safe. I know you will.

  4. Waiting anxiously for some "point and shoot" All I know how to do is point and shoot. Be safe in your travels.

  5. I've taken some decent pictures with the point and shoot. Some really terrible ones as well. But with digital it is no cost to toss!

    I realize there is a difference between taking pictures to help me tell a story, and pictures that I would want to see blown up and in a frame.

    Have a good and safe first trip.

  6. Congrats on your first trip. Have a safe ride and looking forward to seeing some pics too!