August 11, 2004 -- I made it to Chicago late last night and dropped my trailer. This morning they sent me a reload that was going to Hazleton, Pennsylvania. I immediately sent them a message asking them "Is the company going to make me miss my parents' 50th wedding anniversary?" That caused them to rethink a bit and then they sent me another load, this one going to Atlanta, Georgia. They had me swap out loads with another driver at Sonora, Kentucky. The new load is going to Maumelle, Arkansas (suburban Little Rock). It delivers on Friday at 10:00 AM so I should be able to make it home by sometime Friday evening.

I'm still surprised at how cool the weather has been. It's really more like mid-September weather than August weather.