Skipping over my trip to Canada, repair of my APU and EGR (I’ll come back to all three of these in the next couple of days), I wanted to bring you up-to-date on my reintroduction to cold weather. I am sitting at a Flying J in Waterloo, Iowa. I’ve been here for about 40 hours. When I arrived, the temp was 42 degrees and I was informed by Tyson Meats that my load would be ready in two days AT THE EARLIEST(!).
It is now 16 degrees with a pretty steady wind, up from 10 degrees which was the low last night. I wore a stocking cap this morning for the first time in about 20 years. I shivered. I exhaled clouds of water vapor. I had to watch where I was walking so I wouldn’t slip on a patch of ice. And STILL I saw a truck driver fueling his big rig in shorts, tee shirt and Crocs. He must have come directly from the football game in Green Bay last night!
I pick up my load of meat at noon and will be hauling it to Laredo, TX, about as far south as you can get in this great nation of ours. I love it when a plan comes together.
Oh, and that’s snow on my hood from yesterday. Fortunately, most of it melted before it got really cold.