I've had my head up my ass for the last few days. Last Thursday I got up three hours early to go to a 2 hour dentist appointment. I thought about changing my days off so I wouldn't have to go to work on Thursday night and I'd work Sunday instead. But, I wanted to go to Redding, so I thought I could catch up on my sleep and be ok for a couple of days of work and the drive. Well, I got home Friday morning dog tired and woke up Friday the same way. I was so tired that I wanted to take a nap at the Wall St but couldn't let the dog run around unwatched. I had inserts to count out and the press was late, so I was late with the truck getting back. After I got my stuff and the dog in the car, I swung around to the dock to talk to Jerry. We spoke for a bit and I backed up to not run over some debris near the dock. I was right next to a tractor trailer and I knew it was there. But, I had my head up my ass and you can see by the picture that I turned right into the wheel of the tractor. I heard the crunch and thought "oh shit, you dumbass." You can see by the pic that I put two lug nut indentations into the bumper, as well as a couple of scrapes. The running light had popped out in one piece and fortunately I was able to pop it back into place without any issue. On Sunday I noticed the tail light slightly pooched out and I snapped that back into place as well. It could have been worse, but I still feel like a dumb ass. When I got up Saturday I was still dog tired and still wasn't at the top of my game. Only when I woke up on Monday did I feel somewhat like a human being. If I ever need two hours in the dental chair again, I'm calling in sick or switching days off. I hate to admit it, but getting my sleep out of kilter was a little too much for me. Getting old sucks, but it beats the alternative.
This blog is for me (Joe) to keep in contact with my friends and family who I don't see too much of because I work nights. If you're wandering by checking out the blog from the Internet, well, you're welcome too, I'm 50 years old and live in California. I'm married with two bonus daughters and three grandchildren. I write about sports, scooters, vacations in the RV, my atheism, funny pictures, and pretty much anything else I can think of. I welcome all opposing views as long as you can keep it civil, my mom does come by on occasion. And, as always, the true focus of my life is my marriage to Sandra and fulfilling The Plan. Though the blog is in the top 5.