well for the last 3 years hubby has worked for a HUGE trucking company. this company told us that they were 'family' oriented. course we believed them. hubby is usually home every 12-20 weeks, over night. after the last 3 years of that, and 1/2 of our checks being LESS than 100 $ and them not thinking that he was serious last fall if they didnt start getting him home more, he is starting a new job in about a week. he will start driving in North dakota hauling water to the oil fields. we live in idaho. im not sure how i feel about him pretty much living in a different state. BUT the good things are: it starts out at 30$ an hour, 16 hour days. and he works 3 weeks, then gets to come home for 2 weeks.... i havent had my hubby home for more than 4 days in over 4 years! maybe now, things will a bit easier! he will definatly be home enough to start to get to know him all over again. im really hoping this works out. after 3 years with this *other* company, we are further behind than we ever have been in bills... maybe now we can get caught up? Crossing my fingers!