PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

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Adam J.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts go out to you and the family. Thank you for starting this thread, it has been an interesting read.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I hope you're doing ok. Were you able to make it back home without too much trouble? Is CFI letting you take how long you need or did they give you a set amount of time until they expect you back?

PackRat's Comment
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Thanks, I made it home early Friday morning from that delivery in Statesville, NC.

The funeral service at the church this afternoon, with the graveside happening tomorrow afternoon.

PackRat's Comment
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11 February 2020

Back onto the truck resupplied, food cooked, laundry complete, some things removed and other stuff added. Start going again tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned....

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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11 February 2020

Back onto the truck resupplied, food cooked, laundry complete, some things removed and other stuff added. Start going again tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned....

I don't comment much; as a non'driver I don't have much to add. Yet, I read, and care..and pray you the best.

PackRat's Comment
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11 February 2020

Back onto the truck resupplied, food cooked, laundry complete, some things removed and other stuff added. Start going again tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned....

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I don't comment much; as a non'driver I don't have much to add. Yet, I read, and care..and pray you the best.

Thanks Annie.

PackRat's Comment
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12 February 2020

Came out of The Beach early on Wednesday morning with a 114 mile drive to Chester, VA (just south of Richmond) to grab a preloaded trailer of 44,720 lbs of chemicals and powders. This one is destined for the delivery in New London, WI on Friday, with an open window omfrom 0700 to 1900. Paid loaded mileage is1028.

After switching the trailers then getting all the paperwork straight between rental security and the shipping office, I started heading west towards my first home area of Rockbridge County, VA. I stopped and parked early at Lee Hi truck stop near Lexington, VA. After my 10 hour break, I departed at 2230 to start the next leg.

For the split up day, I drove 370 miles in 6.0 hours, using 0.5 hours On Duty, totaling 6.5 hours total.

More tomorrow....

PackRat's Comment
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13 February 2020

We started going tonight around 2300 (12 Feb) from Lexington, VA. Headed northwest through W. VA, then into southern Ohio. There, the rain started to switch over to a mixed precipitation, then to strictly light snow as the temperature had fallen.

Although the roads were in okay shape, due caution must be used: reduced speeds on the curves, slow on any ramps, and increased following distance. I was almost to a fuel stop in Jeffersonville, OH when I had a car spin out, nearly colliding with me when I was 3/8 of a mile from my stop. Can't take the exit ramps at normal speed when there's a skim of ice or snow on it.

Departed there and drove to just east of Greenfield, IN, where I parked for my long break. My plan was to get past Chicago the next morning early, before the traffic picked up for the morning rush hour.

For the day I drove 468 miles in 8.6 hours, using 0.6 hours On Duty, totaling 9.2 hours total.

More tomorrow....

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Yep, the Ohio roads got dicey last night, according to hubby. Glad you used 'due caution' and got around that spinout, PackRat~!

Still, decent miles for ya! (I love reading along, ya know! Better than 'riding along' in the winter, IMHO... LoL~!)

Stay safe;

Annie :)

PackRat's Comment
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Her exit ramp was to my right as I was stopped at the stoplight, just about 25 feet before the exit ramp. We had just gotten our green light to proceed, and I glanced to my left, then back to the right before moving. That's when I watched her just start to fishtail the car, and I knew she was going much too fast to stop. I was in the left lane, with cars in the right lane beside me (they being closer to the spinning car), so I got on my train horn for about five seconds at least, and pointed her way so hopefully anyone that saw me pointing would look first.

I am still surprised she hit nothing, especially me, 3/8 of a mile from my fuel stop.

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