Sunday, October 3, 2010

Life and the Universe

I've begun to discover links with real life situations and the Bible. I listened to Joel Osteen's book "It's Your Time" and I made a few connections. I'll need to go back and listen to it again to be sure. Since listening to it, I've felt like there's more to life than just getting by and have a more positive outlook on life when I begin to think about what I would do in my trucking career. It's a good feeling. One that I haven't had for a while.

The Universe
I also listened to Dr. Michio Kaku's book, "Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos". He's a very good speaker and though he was reading his book, I felt I was able to understand much of what he presented. So many physicists talk their language so well, we can't possibly understand what they are trying to tell us. Dr. Kaku is understandable, most of the time. He does get into some really far out stuff using terms I don't know thus don't understand what he's trying to tell me. But, he does go through and present an example that makes sense and then makes it understandable. I'll have to go back and listen to his book again but I think I'll start a another of his books first. Now which one should I get...


I need two of me. One to blog and the other to drive.

Had a $3200 break down and the transmission still isn't right. I think the shifter is having an electrical problem but nobody can find it. It still has some hesitation going in to 5th gear and has slipped out of 8th a few times only to go to 9th instead. If this thing doesn't stop breaking down, I'll be broke and homeless. Switch to any other company now would be ludicrous. I'd be only one break down from forced retirement and probably be too far from home to get home. The company I'm with now is the only reason why the truck gets fixed. They loan me the money on a fair interest loan and I pay it back over time. I doubt the local banks where I break down would even consider it before laughing.

On my next home-time, I'll pursue getting my background check completed and renew my license. Hopefully, I'll get my HazMat endorsement when I get home for Christmas and have new doors-of-opportunity begin to open. Have to be positive about it and look up. The only thing you won't run into when looking down and out is the hole you're about to step into.