I don't think I've made any secret of the fact that the #1 thing I want to do with my professional life is MumbleDog, but it's just not making the sort of money our growing family needs to accomplish the things we wanted to do. We came out to Australia to visit, but I always had the idea that I could pick up a part-time job to make a bit of extra cash (considering that minimum wage in Australia is so high, and the AUD to USD rate is so ridiculous) to pour back into MumbleDog to make it grow better.
Well I did that for a while, then my Dad ended up getting about ready to quit the job he had for health reasons. He was driving an escort vehicle for wide loads, and the owner of the van simply wanted him to put on more miles than he really wanted to do. An idea flashed through my mind, which I then ran by Sabriena... what if we did it instead?
It's turned out pretty great - it'll be a little while before I can get accredited so I can do the really big stuff, but we've been doing a couple of trips and it's basically a way for us to get paid to see some of this awesome country.
It's a pretty easy job too - basically a lot of talking on the CB and occasionally closing a bridge down, but mostly just driving for hours on end. We have to organize some sort of remote internet connection, because I can see that working from my phone is going to get extremely tiresome, but other than that it's been pretty fantastic and I'm really enjoying it (and it doesn't get in the way of MumbleDog to boot).