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A few weeks ago, one got into the house at about 1 am.
It was walking upside down on the ceiling on wobbly legs. Clearly dying from poisoning.
But aside from their lightning fast speed, the creepy part is that they can fly. Not very well. And one dying on the ceiling will 100% fly and land on YOU.
No matter how large your house is.
 

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Thank GOD they don't usually make it that far.
They die between the garage/laundry room door and the hallway.
They have a gauntlet of poison to get past along the way and the garage is an active war zone.
Only the strongest, largest get that far....
I was in a motel while my truck was worked on. My partner was a 30 lb long-haired black cat named Big Bubba. Big badassed cat, ornery, mean and stubborn and... afraid of those bugs. So freakin funny to see this large cat practically pulling up his skirts and jumping up on the bathroom counter. Oh track is dry, race is starting...I'm outa here
 

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A few weeks ago, one got into the house at about 1 am.
It was walking upside down on the ceiling on wobbly legs. Clearly dying from poisoning.
But aside from their lightning fast speed, the creepy part is that they can fly. Not very well. And one dying on the ceiling will 100% fly and land on YOU.
No matter how large your house is.
Thanks ever, so creeped me out
 

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The ones we call Palmetto bugs.
I believe @Tom identified them as common American cockroaches. They just get extra large here.
Yea annoying. But even the smaller ones that look like house roaches can fly in in Florida. Florida has roaches and so much native wildlife. I enjoyed it. The anoles, frogs, all of it. The beautiful blue sky. Even the heat and heavy rain around 4pm. The evenings were so nice and cool. Mosquitoes can be bad but if you have the right bugs around it helps.
 

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Yea annoying. But even the smaller ones that look like house roaches can fly in in Florida. Florida has roaches and so much native wildlife. I enjoyed it. The anoles, frogs, all of it. The beautiful blue sky. Even the heat and heavy rain around 4pm. The evenings were so nice and cool. Mosquitoes can be bad but if you have the right bugs around it helps.
You are simply nuts. To me Florida was so bad, traffic, bugs, dirt, lizards on the walls, that I refused to take a load there anymore. Also, too many old people. :)
 

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You are simply nuts. To me Florida was so bad, traffic, bugs, dirt, lizards on the walls, that I refused to take a load there anymore. Also, too many old people. :)
I didn't like it at first either...and the old crazy codgers is another story...but there wasn't a lot of traffic where I was. Believe it or not I could drive 25 miles on a highway without seeing more then a couple of cars. I felt like I dropped off planet earth at first. Then I started thinking this probably is a good idea.?
 

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A few weeks ago, one got into the house at about 1 am.
It was walking upside down on the ceiling on wobbly legs. Clearly dying from poisoning.
But aside from their lightning fast speed, the creepy part is that they can fly. Not very well. And one dying on the ceiling will 100% fly and land on YOU.
No matter how large your house is.
Yep...frogs like to also. It's a nice soft landing...and they aim for you.
 

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I didn't like it at first either...and the old crazy codgers is another story...but there wasn't a lot of traffic where I was. Believe it or not I could drive 25 miles on a highway without seeing more then a couple of cars. I felt like I dropped off planet earth at first. Then I started thinking this probably is a good idea.?
I know how to effectively move a semi truck and 53' trailer thru heavy traffic. Then I drove to South Florida. I was on a get-on ramp with 2 lanes, I was in the right lane, so I had cars on my left, AND cars on my right in the break-down lane. And it wasn't just a guy, it was a whole non lane full of cars cuz I was still shifting a loaded truck. I am lucky nobody ended up mixed in with my drivers...and worse
 

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I know how to effectively move a semi truck and 53' trailer thru heavy traffic. Then I drove to South Florida. I was on a get-on ramp with 2 lanes, I was in the right lane, so I had cars on my left, AND cars on my right in the break-down lane. And it wasn't just a guy, it was a whole non lane full of cars cuz I was still shifting a loaded truck. I am lucky nobody ended up mixed in with my drivers...and worse
Yes. I was driving 30 miles inland or more. Way different...I always take the out back country roads if I can. Everyone thinks it's faster to take the interstate highways but I enjoy the country ones. The big interstate isn't fast it's just crazy driving. I always use highways and also you can use them to take a city street into your destination if you can read a map. Imagine a straight country highway with no traffic in the middle of nowhere...hehehe
 

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I know how to effectively move a semi truck and 53' trailer thru heavy traffic. Then I drove to South Florida. I was on a get-on ramp with 2 lanes, I was in the right lane, so I had cars on my left, AND cars on my right in the break-down lane. And it wasn't just a guy, it was a whole non lane full of cars cuz I was still shifting a loaded truck. I am lucky nobody ended up mixed in with my drivers...and worse
I had to carry a CLASS A CDL license while I was employed by the Broward county school district.
Luckily, my only tractor/trailer driving was during the actual test.
Then about four times in our 10 wheeled, school bus towing Wrecker truck.
I hated every moment of it.
Now I just have a Class B CDL.
And I don't even need that anymore.
Driving here is rediculous.
 

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I had to carry a CLASS A CDL license while I was employed by the Broward county school district.
Luckily, my only tractor/trailer driving was during the actual test.
Then about four times in our 10 wheeled, school bus towing Wrecker truck.
I hated every moment of it.
Now I just have a Class B CDL.
And I don't even need that anymore.
Driving here is rediculous.
I have driven in every state in the Continental United States, so in my unhumble opinion, Florida has by far the worst drivers, Boston next, and Illinois. New Jersey is on the list for road rage, you got to be scared of those Jersey boys.
 

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Yes. I was driving 30 miles inland or more. Way different...I always take the out back country roads if I can. Everyone thinks it's faster to take the interstate highways but I enjoy the country ones. The big interstate isn't fast it's just crazy driving. I always use highways and also you can use them to take a city street into your destination if you can read a map. Imagine a straight country highway with no traffic in the middle of nowhere...hehehe
Those kinda roads are made for my IROC, not for a long vehicle that weighs 80 thousand pounds. Big trucks generally weigh too much for most roads. For a big truck it's better to stay on the hiway.
 

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Those kinda roads are made for my IROC, not for a long vehicle that weighs 80 thousand pounds. Big trucks generally weigh too much for most roads. For a big truck it's better to stay on the hiway.
Well that's the thing about driving in south Florida. It's different. I always thought that the big trucks stopped using the real highways because of mileage.
 

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I have driven in every state in the Continental United States, so in my unhumble opinion, Florida has by far the worst drivers, Boston next, and Illinois. New Jersey is on the list for road rage, you got to be scared of those Jersey boys.
I'm not sure that I have loved anything the way I loved truckin. For me it was a way of life not a career. I had my beloved cat with me, and I would stay out for 7 weeks at a time as that would give me 7 days off. I got to take my time off any place in the US. So my driver-manager would get me a load to wherever I wanted to go. I really like the Mall of the Americas in Minneapolis. In my trk I had a refrigerator, microwave, TV, VCR, plants, my cat, food, just like home. It was very tragic to me when I had to give up my CDL. Not many friends or family understood what I went thru. Truckin was my identity, and I lost that. 100_3492.JPG
 

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It doesn't really matter what your life is like. To have something beyond your control take the life you've built for yourself is tragic. No one gets to pass judgement on the life that is being taken. That's probably why all of us like animals so much. They pass no judgement. And they help us build new lives.
 

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It doesn't really matter what your life is like. To have something beyond your control take the life you've built for yourself is tragic. No one gets to pass judgement on the life that is being taken. That's probably why all of us like animals so much. They pass no judgement. And they help us build new lives.
Nice
 

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I have driven in every state in the Continental United States, so in my unhumble opinion, Florida has by far the worst drivers, Boston next, and Illinois. New Jersey is on the list for road rage, you got to be scared of those Jersey boys.
ah the predictable honorable Boston mention.The past several months in and around boston driving has been great, now people are coming back to work and things are worse than ever and the traffic isn’t even back yet so people are high speed driving like maniacs and can’t even hold in their own lane. I’m a central MA girl and we’re not all as awful as Boston drivers, in fact in traffic I’m the one letting trucks in and angering cars behind me, not my problemo, much less stressful to be nice and get the thanks flashers?‍♀️ not to mention the I-93 corridor of I-90 in Boston is utter nonsense with exists everywhere in every direction and the old 93 overpass probably made more sense than the big dig tunnels but I was young when that happened and never knew the before times. MA people like to make fun of CT drivers but honestly I think RI is worse, the key is to always blame someone else haha!
 

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ah the predictable honorable Boston mention.The past several months in and around boston driving has been great, now people are coming back to work and things are worse than ever and the traffic isn’t even back yet so people are high speed driving like maniacs and can’t even hold in their own lane. I’m a central MA girl and we’re not all as awful as Boston drivers, in fact in traffic I’m the one letting trucks in and angering cars behind me, not my problemo, much less stressful to be nice and get the thanks flashers?‍♀️ not to mention the I-93 corridor of I-90 in Boston is utter nonsense with exists everywhere in every direction and the old 93 overpass probably made more sense than the big dig tunnels but I was young when that happened and never knew the before times. MA people like to make fun of CT drivers but honestly I think RI is worse, the key is to always blame someone else haha!
I had to insult Bostonians to get a response from you??? It's just nice to hear from you. Glad you are still here and imho you need to post more...lol
 

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I had to insult Bostonians to get a response from you??? It's just nice to hear from you. Glad you are still here and imho you need to post more...lol
It’s funny I wrote that earlier because every bit of driving after I posted this earlier was agony, everyone wants to drive 60 in all the lanes when the speed limit is 65 and no one will stinking leave the left lane. I’m a calm and nice driver I really am but I’m feeling the road rage today.

Ive been real busy. Plant work is slow but the company is doing disinfecting so I’m at a warehouse of a popular online store disinfecting every day, wearing my respirator and sweating my booty off in long pants a raincoat in the hot humid MA summer.
 
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