So Joe won’t be wearin’ my hard hat.

Some of the places we go to pick up our trucks are really getting strict on safety gear. We’ve had orange reflective vests for several years. The shipping ports require we wear them.

Recently we had to buy steel toed shoes before we could come on a property to get trucks going to an auction. We were informed by our dispatch hard hats, along with the rest of the safety gear, will be required before we enter the shipping port in Houston, Texas – Galeena really.

Before leaving home we each bought one. As you can see, they are the same color and style. I HAVE to alter mine so I don’t get Joe’s and it falls around my ears. Joe can’t wear mine as it would sit atop his big head.


A trip to Michaels was warranted. A bit of alteration is necessary.


Glittered letter stickers are a component to identifying mine from Joe’s.


Of course, some bling is necessary. Rhinestone flourishes, paper flowers, paper leaves, and butterflies are terribly important in identification purposes. These are mostly Recollection, the store brand of Michaels.




There won’t be any question that I’m on the job 🙂




Joe wanted to try his hand at personalizing his hard hat.




Just call him “Ole Backward Joe” and I think he might answer 😉

He wanted the American flag on his hard hat. So we found some glass bead sticker things.



I sure do miss my craft room :/. One day soon I will see it again….I hope.


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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

7 responses to “So Joe won’t be wearin’ my hard hat.

  • pati

    Oh my goodness, hard hats and steel toed boots, gotta stay safe. Oh sis, beautiful flowers and GLITTER on your hat!! As for my opinion a touch of glitter anywhere is the (perfect) touch lol lol. Joe your hat is awesome also.

    • Message In A Fold

      Ya, glitter and flowers. I wonder how much of the glued down stuff will end up being stuck to the back seat. Or found on a jacket. Flower come unstuck and find a new home on Joe’s jacket ;-). Don’t know how well this stuff will stick on the plastic of the hard hat.

      You have yourself a great day Sis – Love you

  • Shelly

    I can see it now…………………… as I drive down the highway and look over………. lady construction workers all blinged out in their custom hardhats. You may start a new trend !! Then we can say we seen it here first !! Hope you have a great day we are getting some sunny weather finally Yipee 🙂

    Love Ya

    • Message In A Fold

      That would be a sight. Have to wear shades while driving through the construction from all the sparkling bling :-). Construction sites with flashing bits if bobbing light.

      Girl power 🙂

      Glad to hear the recent storms have left you with bright sunshine and days of open windows to let the fresh air in.

      Love you – Leslie

  • gardenpinks

    Oh great fun and what beautiful decorations to add to something so boring 🙂 Joe’s is very down played but tastefully done 😀
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      You would have laughed till you snorted watching him look for flag stickers. He didn’t want to touch the product sleeves as they hung from the pegs. You would have thought a viper would come bursting out from behind the glittery packets. Poor guy 😉

      Love you – Leslie

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