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. Prayers for you. I felt the same way driving a moving truck ftom Pensacola to Beaufort, SC.

    1. I’ve lived in the Phenix City/Columbus area for almost five years. I’m moving because I got a new job. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh man! I love those big boys! Does it have a hydraulic lift gate? Air Ride/Brakes? I bet U-Haul doesn’t do the lift gates, since they have lower decks.

    1. And now I see the hover text that it’s not the same truck. I sure hope you got the air ride, and a hydraulic lift gate!

    2. No lift gate.

      And the brakes feel like they’re locked in mortal combat with me so I’m assuming that’s not this Air Ride of which you speak.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.”

  5. If I could manage a 17 foot Uhaul with my car on a transport from Tampa to Detroit in the middle of winter at the age of 19, you can do this trip. πŸ˜‰

  6. 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 😎

  7. Take care and God bless, and take your time getting there. Our prayers go with you. πŸ™‚

  8. Hope you paid the extra $14 for the insurance. It’s actually worth it. Trust me.

    Good luck with the move!

  9. “Never Drive faster Than Your Angels Can Fly”
    There’s my bumper sticker theology at work.
    Safe travels my friend. Just keep it pointed straight and you’ll be alright

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Just remember take those turns altittle wider, and when you get hungry, don’t try to go thru the drive-through. (still pulling a veh behind?)

  13. Do be careful with traffic! My mom has driven one of those things and she has said they tend to crowd trucks and such. Praying for a safe journey!

  14. Journeying Mercies!

    Watch out where you stop for church on the way!

    Christian Socialist

  15. Are we there yet?

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  16. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

  17. Dude went halfway around the world to help children. There will be no man card revoking for this. However, it will go on your man record.

    1. Yes, new beginnings are a wonderful thing! πŸ™‚

      God β™₯ Bless you and your’s, Darrell.

  18. I pray that you have safety as you move. Hope you can find a church that will help you grow in Jesus Christ.

  19. Awe bummer. You don’t have one of those Uhauls with an extremely weird rendering on the side.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Your truck has Sacajawea on it? And here I thought Lewis and Clark used canoes and horses. :mrgreen:

    Hopefully as I am typing this you are already at your new place.

  23. Keep on Truckin’
    Prayers for a safe memorable trip.
    Take time to stop and walk around. Your back will thank you!

  24. 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.

    2. The other hard part was driving through the Blue Ridge Mt. in the U-Haul when it was raining hard. That was a little scarey for all of us.

    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.

  25. 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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