It took a lot longer than usual to get to the Bay Area yesterday. I should have remembered that it was that last day of what was for some people a three-day holiday weekend, so traffic from Stockton toward Altamont Pass was almost as bad as the morning commute. When I bailed off at Tracy to get some dinner to (I hoped) kill some time and let the traffic die down, I found the queues at the restaurants around Grant Line Road almost as busy as the freeway. But I managed to get fed, and then took Grant Line and Altamont Pass Roads to avoid the worst of the traffic over the pass. I found my usual overnight layover location unchanged, which is always a relief. (One of these days, I reckon that Sunnyvale will decide that they will ban every bit of on-street parking, instead of just most of it.) This morning, I was earlier than usual, took care of morning business for Day Jobbe, popped over to get blood drawn for my medical appointment later this week (first in line, hooray!), and spent the day partially at our customer's office and partially at the warehouse whose address appears in my Day Jobbe signature line letting my computer reassure itself that its heart still belongs to XPO.
Tonight I'll be at BASFA for a little while, but not for too long given my wake-up time. For the rest of the week, I hope to not have to travel that much other than my Thursday doctor appointment, and if I'm lucky, I may be able to avoid having to wrestle the Rolling Stone up to Palo Alto for that.