by Kim Freeman
(South Carolina )
..My husband has been O/O..over the road..all states and Alaska..for 30 + years..Then he met me..LOL..He had a New truck when I met him in 2012..The note on the truck was 600 a week..but he made good money then.
We married in 2013. And I moved from Louisiana to Omaha. He worked for a company that allowed him to have weekend off. Good run at first..But as you know that all changed quickly. Then had off only Saturday night. He became unhappy.
So I stood behind him He changed companies. We moved back to Louisiana in with my mom. Due to the fact we stayed on the road for 3 moths at a time.
I would stay with my mom for a month or two then go back in the truck. It was very hard for me to live in the truck because once we were out we didn't stop. Home time became less and less. We bought a flat bed trailer another 400 a week and I don't have to tell you about repairs and breakdowns.
We pretty much was living for the truck for next 2 years..We are both in our mid 50s Both divorced and starting over..No house No savings and getting older quickly..LOL..We made the decision together to give the truck and trailer back and find a place to live and spend time with each other.
He took a company job and we moved to South Carolina. Well needless to say. The income is horrible But he is home on weekends. But Now he is not Happy again and want to buy a new Truck and trailer and go back on the road for weeks at a time.
I don't think I can do it ..any thoughts? I'm over 1000 miles from family and know no one here in South Carolina..It was hard when I was in Louisiana at My moms when he was gone for moths. This time I'll be all by myself in a state were I know no one..ANY ADVICE..