December 12, 2004 -- A friend came and met me for lunch Saturday afternoon at Edwardsville, Illinois in suburban St. Louis. After that, I called and found out my load was ready to go, so I went over and picked it up. After that I headed on towards Texas.

I spent last night at Waggoner, Oklahoma. Today I came on down to Dallas, Texas. My friend here came and picked me up. I'm spending the night at their house. The load doesn't deliver in Waxahachie, Texas until Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM so I'll likely spend tomorrow night here too.