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September 7, 2004 -- I unloaded my first drop in Dalton, Georgia early this morning. After I finished, I went to a nearby truck stop and filled the truck and trailer up with fuel. Then I went to bed and slept until late afternoon. After I woke up, I took a shower and got something to eat.

The remainder of Hurricane Frances arrived at Dalton, Georgia this morning in the form of very light winds, extremely overcast skies and a steady light to moderate soaking rain. Here are some quick-and-dirty webcam shots through my windshild of the Pilot Truck Stop at Dalton, Georgia.

Right now I'm near Gadsden, Alabama where I stopped to get something to eat. I've got about 60 more miles to make it to where I unload at in Birmingham, Alabama. Normally I would head on down and park near where I'm unloading at, but I'm hesitant to do that in this case. The place where I'm going at is right in town, and Birmingham, Alabama has some very "bad" sections of town -- I don't know what sort of neighborhood the place is in -- it's impossible to tell just by looking at a city map.

I'm going to have to do something about my reading glasses. My eyes have seemed to change again and the reading glasses don't seem to work well at all on very small, fine print. Not being able to distinguish very fine print with my reading glasses on can be quite annoying at times. Maybe I should just start carrying my magnifying glass around !

One time many years ago I was parked in a small truck stop in West Memphis, Arkansas. I looked over and saw a guy filling out his driver log book with the aid of a magnifying glass. At the time it seemed very funny, but now I know it's not so funny!!!!!

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