I have had a blast this weekend staying with atthestarz and visiting with hockeyfag. I will write on this more, complete with the obligatory pictures in the coming days. As for now I am in transit to Indiana to reunite with the truck and Mike for a trip to Virginia. I decided a brief respite at the Flying J here was in order, for lunch and to check-up on LJ. Staring down this drive isn't pleasant... I would've been just as content to stay holed up in Minneapolis watching TLC in the good company of my hostess and playing with kitties.
I got a phone call this morning from my dispatcher. It seems the truck is due for preventive maintenance... they could've told me this Friday when I parked the truck at the terminal for the weekend! I could've left the keys with them so they could take care of it while I was gone. Now I have to get back there and get on the shoplist and wait until that is completed before heading for VA. Sometimes the inefficiency of working for a large corporation is more than I can stand.
I think I'm going to by-pass Chicago and slip down through Bloomington, IL... driving through Chicagoland is more than I'm inclined to deal with this afternoon... plus there'll be less tolls.
Edit To Add: It's snowing like a mother fucker. Where's March?