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End of Year Reflections

Posted by Cher'ley on December 31, 2011 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Many of us are thinking about what 2011 has meant to us and what 2012 will bring. Some things we have control over and some things we don't. 

Something we can control is how we spend our free time. I wasted a lot of time last year playing games. This year I hope to be more productive. I don't regret playing the games, sometimes our minds are just so tired we need some distractions. 

Right at the beginning of the New Year I will have extra time. Since I had an injury that won't heal on its own, I will be off work for about 3 months. This will allow me to do a lot more exercise so I can get healthier. It will also allow me to get more writing done. 

Pleasure is important too, so I plan on doing some more reading and spending more time with my family. Follow this link to find out about Guilty Pleasure http://cher-ley-grogg.suite101.com/guilty-pleasure-is-a-fun-obsession-a204863

So share with me and my followers, what will you be reflecting on, committing to and enjoying in the New Year? 

Fall Update.

Posted by Cher'ley on October 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (1)

We went from Sunshine and clear skies to ice and snow in less than a day's time. I'm working on some writing projects and getting excited about Crime Bake and the possibility of a trip to New York City. That will be fun. 

Here's a couple of links to my articles that may be of interest to you.  

A droid app to help you work out.

http://cher-ley-grogg.suite101.com/cardio-trainer-is-a-free-smart-phone-app-a308003

The other one is about SAD; Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's a form of depression that comes on with winter. 

http://cher-ley-grogg.suite101.com/winter-blues-are-sad-a203472

Quick Update

Posted by Cher'ley on February 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM Comments comments (2)

We are home! Yay.:) I've been working on paper work since 6 am. Boo. :/

I'm going to meet with some friends and relatives for lunch Wednesday. Yay.;)

Going back to work next Tuesday. Boo:P

Will take the time later to update this. Yay. 8)

Not much to say. Boo :|

Truckers Hours of Service

Posted by Cher'ley on January 19, 2011 at 7:34 AM Comments comments (0)

This is what I wrote to the FSMCSA about the Hours of Service. You should also contact them and leave a comment; your opinion counts. You only have a limited time to type in your comments, so I didn't run a spell and grammar check on this. 


The old regulations were better. Team drivers could drive 8 and sleep 8 or 5 and 5. Only the driver knows if they are tired or not. Commercial drivers can drive longer than non-commercial drivers. We don't get as tired in the big rig as we do when driving our personal vehicles. The people who set these rules are not truck drivers.


 

We haul high security loads for the Government. We are not permitted to stop for 2 hours. We are monitored by the Dept. of Defense. It is not safe for us to stop and in some areas we are not permitted to stop by state laws. There has to be someone in the driver's seat at all times, so one of us is always up.


 

A driver should not be penalized because they want to rest, but with the new rules we are. Most drivers push themselves so they won't be penalized. Only the driver knows when they are tired. Do you sleep or rest 8 or 10 hours a day? Do you sometimes work more than 11 hours? Who regulates you? What about the person pulling the camper who has had no training and drives 24 hours to reach their destination? Many more wrecks involve non-commercial vehicles and a lot of the commercial vehicle incidents are caused by a non-commercial vehicle.


The rules should be the same for all drivers.

 

If these rich people with too much time on their hands need a cause let them get the fuel prices lowered. This will help the whole nation.


 

Leave the commercial drivers alone. We are not the enemy. We all have family, friends and loved ones. We want to be safe drivers. But get real about the regulations. The people who make these laws should have no less than 3 months over-the-road driving experience.


 

Also take a look at all the distractions and the unsafe practices of some law enforcement, who monitors them?


Gripe and Solution

Posted by Cher'ley on January 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM Comments comments (9)

Gripe: I want the price of gas lowered. I hate it that the (whoever) thinks we're so stupid we don't realize they have been gradually upping the cost of fuel. This makes the whole economy whirl out of whack. The more it costs to go to work the less money we make. The more it costs to ship an item the more it costs us to buy it from the store. 


Solution: Write your politicians. Get more people to complain to the right people. 


What's your gripe? Rules for posting. 

1. List gripe in a calm, orderly fashion. (No cursing, or cutting people down)

2. List your idea of a solution. (Something that makes sense and is serious) 


Updating Website

Posted by Cher'ley on May 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM Comments comments (0)


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Did you figure out, I don't know how to add a picture to this page. So Smiles from me to you. 


I plan to update this website, this week. This is my total Website, which includes my writing, some of my art, my family, my friends, my truck driving, my photography, games, quotes, prayer requests and many other things. I've noticed some of my apps aren't working. 


Apps, that was a scary word for me a few weeks ago, but now I have a Droid and it's all about Apps. If I can give you a heads up on any of the apps, feel free to let me know. 



In the meantime check out a couple of my other Blogs. Stamp Out Murder  and Mirror, Mirror-Who's the Next to Die? 


Please Follow me on them and leave me a comment to let me know you were there. If you'd like to see me add something to my blogs let me know and I'll sure try to do it. Thanks.  

New Chapter in my Life

Posted by Cher'ley on March 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (8)

I'm injured so I'm sitting at home. I'm not up to doing too much yet, but I feel like I'm gaining a little strength. Like anything else, when you fall behind, it's murder to catch up. That'd be a good title for novel. Del goes out on his own this week and I will stay home. 

Mirror, Mirror--Who's the Next to Die? Book Blurp

Posted by Cher'ley on November 5, 2009 at 5:53 PM Comments comments (3)


Jill McKeel, an ambitious FBI agent, has lofty goals--to protect the innocent, make her daddy proud and to someday become Chicago's top dog. Right now she needs to stop a copycat murderer who has been dubbed the American Beauty Killer. In order to do that, she will have to go back to 1923 to find the original serial killer and she will have to do it in 24 hours. To complicate things, she can't take anything with her that did not exist before 1923--no glock--no money--no underwear.


 

Jack Tucson is gruff to most people but gentle to his five year old daughter and to his partner, Jill. He's smart. He's tough. He's a realist. Can he continue to believe in Jill when her past mental issues keep popping up?


 

Marjorie O'Shea, a flapper, is stuck in limbo. She was murdered in 1923. She can't go to her final resting place until two things happen--her murderer is discovered and her baby is located.

 


Crime Bake Future Attendees

Posted by Del on September 9, 2009 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (4)

Hi Everyone,


One of the members informed me that not everyone could read and comment on the other blog I started for us to get together before the conference. Here's the link to the Google Blog. I'll see if it will work from here. http://crimebakefutureattendees.blogspot.com/


I've had a wonderful response from other future attendees, who are interested in meeting each other ahead of time. I hope you will go to each of their websites and follow their other links to better get to know them and I hope they will do the same thing for you. 


On here I also have a Discussion Page which has a forum and I have a chat page. I don't monitor either of them on a regular basis, but I can if some of you are interested in either. Maybe we can even set up a couple of nights of chat before the con. 


I'm glad you stopped by. Leave a comment and read everyone else's comments. 




Posted by Cher'ley on May 31, 2009 at 12:08 PM Comments comments (0)

We're at a great place. Tobyhanna, PA. We're in safe haven. Have to

stay with the trailer (load), but we can walk around or what ever.


There's a great lake and a little wooded area. Lizzie and I got up

early and walked around. She even went swimming. It was so funny. She

ran back and forth along the bank. I'd say "Att" before she jumped in

and she'd run some more. Then she stepped in the edge, she's like "Oh

Mom, sorry, that was an accident." She did that twice and since I

didn't say anything, she jumped all the way in and wadded around. She

doesn't swim, you know.

 

Anyway, there's benches around the lake and picnic tables. Now there

are people here fishing so I just set up our folding chairs and table

by the truck and I'm getting a little sun while I'm surfing the net. I

have my bills and receipts out here with me too, maybe I'll get some

work done. Or not. LOL. It's already 1 pm. I also cleaned "The Attic".

That's our top bunk where we toss everything and once a week I sort

through it and move it from one place to another.

 


I didn't brave my bathing suit, but I have on my tank top and short

shorts. I also have the jacket that Carol gave me laying behind me,

because when the sun goes behind the clouds, it gets pretty chilly.


3 days ago the Pacific Ocean, today a lake in PA. Pretty nice week. The bad part was sitting for a week in Ca. Had fun, but it doesn't pay well. Go to my More Family Photo links on here to view some pictures. 

 



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