November 29, 2004 -- I was able to drop my loaded trailer at Peru, Illinois this morning and pick up an empty. I deadheaded to Chicago, Illinois and live-loaded a load of candy going to Kennesaw, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

It was snowing and raining in northern Illinois. I've been in snow, rain or drizzle all day long. I've stopped at Sonora, Kentucky to spend the night. As I came down I-65 in Indiana there were two separate major traffic back-ups due to accidents. The first traffic back-up (north of Indianapolis, Indiana) was a good 10 miles long by the time I got caught in it. The traffic had come to a complete stop. In the second back-up, which was south of Indianapolis, the traffic was moving slowly so I wasn't delayed quite as long.