Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Flying back into the fray


We’re back in D.C., ready to work for safer roads.

Flying east with hope

We got in late last night; our flight was delayed due to mechanical problems. We arrived at the hotel long past dinner time having only eaten breakfast many hours prior.

The Potomac River gleams pink as we bank into D.C.

The hotel staff was helpful in finding us one last restaurant that would deliver though they were official closed for the evening. It’s nice when people go out of their way to be helpful.

Flaps up we’re in the Capitol now.

We can only hope the lawmakers we’ll be talking to about bigger and heavier trucks are as thoughtful.

Luggage in tow we’re going to work now.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

17 thoughts on “Flying back into the fray

    • Thank you! So far we’ve only been rained on once as we travel back and forth across the Hill and out to the DOT. Well, we got poured on. But it was the end of the day, so it didn’t really matter.


  1. No wonder Katie was relegated to doggy care! Best of luck for successful talks!


  2. Wishing you luck in the crazy Capital climate right now.


  3. Blessings to you and the work you’re called to do…


  4. good luck Dawn. Such important work you are doing


    • Thank you. It IS important work and I try to remind myself of that when my feet and head hurt at the end of the day. And early morning when my body aches and I don’t want to begin a new day of walking and talking. But once I’m on the move it’s OK.

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  5. Good luck with this important work. Hope you will accomplish what you set out to do.


  6. Good luck, and thank you so much for the all the work you do to keep us safe, Dawn.


    • Thank you Robin. I’m sad that I can’t keep you all safe. But I can work to, perhaps, save some. We’ll never know who survives a crash or avoids one all together because of our work. But I have to think someone out there is safe because of something we did.


  7. Thank you for what you are doing for all of us. I’m a retired diesel truck mechanic, first for the electric company in Portland, Oregon, then for a whole mess of years with FedEx. What you’re doing is so important to so many people and their families, whether they know it or not. Safe travels.


    • Thank you. Your comments, because of your work history, mean so much to me. We just saw something, and I can’t name the source off the top of my head, but it was FedEx crash stats for the 24 mos prior to December 2017. (I think those were the dates)… 100+ crashes and 40 some deaths. 40 deaths??? In 2 years? I don’t know if this is average for the industry or any particular sector of the industry. I think we need to find stats for UPS and for other big transporters. But still. 40 people in 2 years. No airline would be able to do that without huge outcry and investigation and news media coverage.


  8. Safety is important for air travel. The airline won’t let you travel on a plane with mechanical problems.
    Too bad the trucking industry is NOT so safety minded. Too many trucks out there with mechanical problems. It puts both their driver and us at risk.


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