It's Valentine's Day, so I am going to write about the man I love. ♥
Well, it's been quiet around our house for the last few weeks. My husband, Steve, has gone to work for awhile in Alberta. He got a job for a trucking company out there, and has been having all kinds of adventures. He has the excitement of a little boy who is getting to play with mighty machines! We are all super excited for him because the desk-life job was just not agreeing with him anymore... he loved his years on the farm, but now, being in town and having a home office, he would look out the window and long to be outside. Now, he gets to do that again!
In January, Steve went through a driving course to get his Class 1, and he got his license on January 24th. On January 25th he got a job... he didn't even have to apply for it, they called him! After completing a series of courses to get 8 safety tickets (I have no idea what they all are, but they include First Aid, TDG, and H2S, plus a bunch more!) so that he could drive on and around oilfields, he set out with another driver for a trip north... way north... like 13 (+) hours north of the Alberta border into the Northwest Territories. That is a land of glorious sunsets, ice roads and small trees.
Along the way, while he wasn't driving, Steve has been sending me pictures. I thought I would share a few on here.
The frozen MacKenzie River... think "Ice Road Truckers" :)
The road goes right over the frozen river! They had to cross the river like this in 2 spots each way.
Steve said it was a bit of a strange feeling to see these ferries parked like this.
He has sent me some amazing sunset pictures. I hope one day I get to take this trip with him!
This week, they are doing some local (around Edmonton) runs and hoping for another northern assignment soon.