Ever since he was a little kid, He would always imagine he would be driving the Big Rigs having control of something that huge in his eyes would be so awesome. He would always do the arm thing to get Truckers to blow the air horn, while we were on our way to visit relatives and vacations. That was totally awesome when they would toot the horn for the kid in the car. It’s always been a lifelong dream of his to be a Truck Driver when he got out of School and he made that a dream come true.
18WT 009:  Patrick & Janet begin by talking about Coronacooties day 198 and the Gov… Is Coronacooties a govt experiment gone wrong? Let’s talk about it here on episode 9. A quick look at some graphics and a take 2! Air base, drums, and all they keep going!The shenanigans have begun even before the news. Floyds’ family is suing, like everyone does nowadays. But his family has a rightful case. Money Mayweather paid for the funeral, gold casket and all. Back to the Gov! When is school opening? Aug 4th, 15th? Who knows??? Coronavirus is rampant here in AZ. Mesa school district is the largest and one of the oldest in the state. People tend to pay attention to what they do. They had a huge meeting about opening staggering the opening. They spoke with doctors, health officials, ect. Will the federal government take away funding if there is not in person schooling? That is the claim. School districts are spending hundreds of thousands on ppe for staff and students. They are prepared for students that are immunocompromised, or who’s parents’ want their children protected regardless.Podcast show notes available here: https://www.18wheeltalk.com/episode9
18WT 008:  On this episode Patrick & Janet talk about Life in the U.S. and how warped the news makes it appear. Even worse than it really is. They discussed Presidential elections and how the Purge is coming, laughing all the way. Do all movies come true? If so, who gets to be Will Smith in Independence Day?  Janet’s Father recently passed away and he taught her many things. Among other things was how to defend herself, and those she loved.  Patrick and Janet have that in common. They passionately believe in protecting their family.  “Chatting with Momma Janet” is where you can find the blogpost is based on, this Incredible Episode 8, the first Video Chat! No makeup, messy hair, and all. The usual shenanigans are found in everything from naked faces to no hair or pink hair, “Uncle Dopey”.   Mind blowing events, Covid-19, thousands ill and dying, daily. When “the Covid” first came out in China, people didn’t think it would come to their town. Yet here it is America, Cities, towns, everywhere, as it grew, the name changed from coronavirus to covid-19. Then the masks, from nylons to gas masks, scarves to n-95’s there are so many options. Yet so many people choose not to wear one, thinking that they cannot breath or it is a hoax.  Podcast show notes available here: https://www.18wheeltalk.com/episode8
18WT 007:  On this episode Janet and Patrick start out with coffee and then go into talking about stress due to CoVid19. They continued talking about how some of their credit cards screwed them over when they called them to ask for deferments due to the loss of some of Janet’s income. There were some laughs due to alarms going off on Janet’s phone to remind them to put up their patio umbrellas so that their tomato and pepper plants did not burn from the Phoenix sun.   Janet went on to reminisce about when they moved from New York how they brought some pepper plants that Janet started from seed and how they ended up with peppers from those plants 2 years in a row. They talked about the word LITERALLY and went into a rant about how Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam lost the use of their guns.  Podcast show notes available here: https://www.18wheeltalk.com/episode7
18WT 006  On this episode Janet and Patrick with special guest Kyle Heller talk about a blog post that Janet had posted on her website at janetmccue.com  titled 30+ Common Work from Home Problems & How to Fix them. They go on to talk about the polls that Janet put up on various websites and how she got over 500 responses to the polls. She used the data collected from the polls to compile a list and whittled it done to the 30+ most common problems people had working from home. The first on the list they talked about was Social Media and ways to not go down the "social media rabbit hole". If you have one of those jobs that requires you to be on social media set an alarm to take a break from it. If you just can't keep yourself from going down the rabbit hole they suggest to 1) turn off notifications 2) set alarms for your breaks and lunch start/end time and only go on social media at that time. 3) post on your social media that "your at home working and will be available at ??? time, talk to you after ??? time, have a great day."  The next topic talked about was Stress. They asked Kyle how he has handled stress during the CoVid19 pandemic with having to do schooling from home and online. They also go on to explain different ways to relieve some stress. 1) Meditate 2) Exercise 3) Yoga 4) Deep breathing 5) Laughter 6) Light a Candle 7) Count your blessings 8) pet/play with your pets 9) Read a Book 10) Video Games. Kyle also talked about how Janet and him love to watch B rated movies the dumber the better.  They talk about Lack of Workspace like if you use the kitchen table as your workspace try having the kids eat breakfast on TV trays or the coffee table in the living room while your working in the kitchen. You can also make lunch an adventure if you have kids by lying a sheet or blanket on the floor and have a picnic inside this will save time from having to clear the kitchen table your working at off, turn your bill paying desk into a work desk temporarily by storing your bills in a file cabinet or desk draw but don't forget to set yourself a reminder to pay them.   The Boss Thinks I Am Available 24/7 by calling you after hours now that your working from home but has never done it in the past its time to have a phone conversation to set expectations with the boss. They went on to talk about video calls and Kyle said N.S.F.W. (Not Safe For Work) and that he would probably be all business up top and free ballin down below....hahahaha. Then they go on to talk about Forgetting To Take Breaks and giving Patrick a bunch of crap for not taking breaks while he works on this podcast.         They continue to talk about how people working from home have a tendency to forget to take their breaks and lunches and just giving money back to the company. Janet suggested setting an alarm and keeping a schedule to take your breaks and lunches and not give time back to "The Man" and if the boss wants you to work late put in for the overtime.  Janet on how women were Distracted by Chores but Kyle chimed in to say he was not physically distracted by his chores and how if he could afford for someone to do his chores he would pay for it, but just not to Janet because Janet's prices for doing his chores for him was a little to high for him thats why he said afford. Janet said don't get sucked in to doing the chores on your break just because your home. She continues with make a schedule and have everyone chip in and help with the chores.For the full list CLICK HERE! For a PDF download of the list CLICK HERE!
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 23rd, 1971
Episode Count
12
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
8 hours, 36 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 997051