We all know that old saying don't we that "All good things must come to an end," right? Well, tonight something is coming to an end here within my family.
Thursday morning, my son and his partner reported in to the terminal in Hagerstown, MD where they operate from, only to be sent home because the company had no loads there this morning. They were told to report back next Tuesday as they wouldn't have a run for them until then.
That's a blow few people like to hear because most folks today do operate pretty much payday-to-payday. Oh, you can maybe manage a week with no pay so it's doable but it still hurts. And, you know, in the world of truck driving, things like this do happen once in a while and you just have to suck it up, tighten the old belt a bit and such.
So, that was one issue today.
But now, things have changed completely.
My daughter, Mandy, just left the house at 2:42 a.m. to go to Woodland to the State Police barracks there and pick up her dear, sweet brother to bring him home.
My son finally managed to do just what Mandy and I have been telling him, predicting to him that this would happen if he didn't wake up and change his merry ways of living.
He got picked up tonight by the State Police for a DUI.
I have no idea at this time where he was picked up, much less what his BAC is/was at the time. I'm sure I'll find that out in short order.
I just hope he has given a lot of thought leading up to this as to what he will do for a form of employment now since he as a CDL license and a DUI means automatic forfeiture of said license -not for 30 or 60 days -but that type of license, it means kiss it goodbye for life.
Which in turn for him means end of livelihood too then!
Some of you who know me a bit better than just through my blog know that this has been a pretty constant concern of mine, of Mandy's too, with him. And for the past two years since he began driving tractor-trailer and was making these long runs, often coast-to-coast, know that when he was driving, working, was about the only time his sisters and I didn't really worry about him that much -other than the usual one does worry about anyone driving.
But on the days he would be home, we have worried constantly then that sooner or later he was going to push that envelope just a tad too far and over the edge it would go.
And now, it has all come to a head -and an end -for him.
And that's the end of this story for the night.