See You On The Other Side

The truck is packed, the apartment is cleaned, and the next thing on my list is a drive from Phenix City, AL to Brandon, Florida.

Good thoughts, well-wishes, and fervent prayers would be appreciated. (If you had any idea how terrified I am to drive this truck you’d request my man card to be revoked immediately.)

74 thoughts on “See You On The Other Side”

  1. I should clarify that. We haven’t joined a church in this area in the last five years that you’ve been here, nor since we left the local IFB church 16 yrs ago.
    I hope you find good fellowship where you’re heading. Praise the Lord for your job!

  2. Safe journey and the easiest possible move, Darrell!

    Don’t worry about the truck. As Sandra Bullock’s character says in “Speed,” “It’s just like driving a big Pinto.”

  3. Darrell,

    You’ll be fine! Enjoy your trip and make the best of it! Play road games and when you stop at places take pics and buy stupid trinkets! You’ll have great memories, believe me! I drove my kids from Chicago to California and back (without hubby) and we had a blast with some terrific memories that we still treasure!!!

    God’s traveling mercies! Drive rested Darrell!

    ~~~Heart 😎

  4. May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  5. I drove a similar Penske truck from Northern Wisconsin to Emeryville, CA last January for my daughter and son-in-law. At least you won’t see snow and mountains. If you had asked, I might have offered to drive a leg of the trip.

    God bless you, the Mrs., and the small fry on your new endeavor. You are in my prayers.

  6. Let me be the first to say: Welcome to Florida!! It took me years to adjust, but it’s home now, and I wish you neighbors as good as ours and a view better than ours.

  7. I once drove a twenty five footer when I moved. With a manual transmission. Getting moving again after waiting for a stoplight to change was fun, especially when it was uphill.

  8. I once drove a big U-Haul on a cross country move. I had our car on a trailer behind the truck. The only incident happened somewhere in northern Alabama. I stopped for gas. Due to circumstances beyond my control extracting the truck from the gas station required that I either run over one of the pumps or a rack of free newspapers. I stopped and set the rack up after I went through but it was a bit worse for wear.

    Anyway, good luck with your move. Just remember, you will now be bigger than most things on the road. Don’t be afraid to intimidate them. :mrgreen:

    1. We did the same thing in 2003 from WI to VA. My nephew drove the U-Haul and hubby drove our minivan. I had three small kids too lol. And we drove straight through which took over 24 hours. My youngest wasn’t even a year old. The hardest part was packing up the house and the commercial building we owned. Once we got loaded up, it was like a monkey off a back. And moving to warmer weather is was just a big plus for us. No more hard winters. We’ve never regretted that choice either. Yeah, it’s hard being away from family, but we enjoy living in The South.

      Best wishes Darrell and may your new job me a great experience and a place to grow.

    1. Dr. Fundysatn, Proctologist,

      You’re the second to mention the church thing and I was cracking up again! All those memories of the past come rushing to the forefront and just, as clear as crystal, are evident of how ridiculous all that was! How crazy it wasn’t clear back then!

      But now I’m second-guessing your comment… You are kidding… Right? LOL

      Pity the fool!

      ~~~Heart πŸ˜› <—I'm with Gary!!!!

    2. You will be required to fill out a service report Monday in chapel. The Church of the Open Road, Rest Stop Baptist, Roadside Bible, etc. will not be accepted as acceptable places of worship.

  9. Hope all went well on your trip Darrell! I really wish that we could’ve helped you unload the truck yesterday. 😐 I hope you didn’t get too worn out doing it by yourself.

    If you need anything, we’re only a few hours away now. πŸ˜‰

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