I did not realize how quiet our truck is all of the time till Bob and I decided to watch a DVD on our laptop one afternoon.  Texas was still a young puppy and only noise she was used to hearing was the sound of Bob and I talking.

When the DVD started and she these strange voices in the sleeper she went to the front of the truck and cowered in fear.  We are a little slow and it took a while to figure out what was wrong with her.  These new loud voices frightened her.  That made me think about how quiet our truck really is during the day and night.

There is not a TV in our Cascadia and that takes care of a lot of the background noise.  Both Bob and I listen to a lot of books and music using our phone head set.  This enables the sleeping partner to have a very quiet rest.  Squeaky as well as Texas only hear us when we are talking to each other or to them when inside our tiny home.

Texas gets to hear and meet other people when we are out for walks so noises do not startle her at all.  When we have the windows open in the truck and someone sets their brakes next to us Squeaky runs for cover in the Bolt sleeper.  I believe he is very sensitive to sound.  When we watch a DVD he usually stays on his blanket up on the dash watching traffic until we turn the DVD off and then he will come to the back.

This does not get any better when we go home as we do not use the TV there either.  Our house in Missouri is as silent as our truck.  Funny how after so many years of silence background noise drives us to total distraction and exhaustion. 

Personally, I think the habit of not using a TV or at keeping our tiny house quiet helps our nerves as we are not subjected to TV that we might not want to watch or listen to.  When we watch a movie or YouTube video on our IPad or laptop we use a headset.

Silence is Golden and our Cascadia as well as the insolation in our Bolt sleeper help to keep the outside noise at bay.


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Linda Caffee

Bob and Linda started their driver careers after their children left home for college in 2000. Bob started as a driver for a large motor carrier with Linda as a rider. They decided to enter the Expedite industry as team drivers in 2005 and purchased their first Freightliner. Both, Bob and Linda have had their Class A licenses since the early 80's starting out driving in the oil field and hauling grain as fill in drivers where Bob worked as a diesel mechanic. Linda worked at the local country courthouse in data processing.

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