Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm on my way to getting hired on with Goodall Trucking out of Killdeer. Earlier today I took and passed the State Permit exam in four testing areas: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, and tank vehicles. In a couple weeks I'll take the CDL (Commercial Drivers License) skills test. Once I pass that, I'll soon be hauling tilapia fish to Vancouver, Canada, twice a month with my friend and future boss, Shawn Goodall. We'll be burnin' gas and makin' cash. I'll soon pay off my Visa debt.

It reminds me of a Bob Dylan lyric from his song "Visions of Johanna":

The fiddler now steps into the road
He writes: 'Everything's been returned which was owed'
On the back of the fish truck that loads
While my conscience explodes . . .

It might sound backwards--shipping fish from the center of the continent all the way to the west coast--but that's the way it is.


Unknown said...

everything about this post is perfect. for real. much love from salem, or.

Anonymous said...

Chris, I'm glad you passed the commercial test. You didn't say whether your father did or not but I hope so. I emailed my cousin about Farm Fest in Texas. If you're not on your way to Canada I hope you can drop by. We plan to be there.
The other Bob.

Chris Sand said...

hi bob!

yep, dad passed, too. it took him one try and me two tries.