After spending 4 days at home I am going back to work tomorrow. It's hard to leave home after my wife spent the previous month in the truck with me. The sense of loneliness really kicks in within a few hours after leaving home.
I'm hoping I won't have to deal with any severe weather as this is one of the 2 times a year the weather tends to get really nasty. Last spring I was able to skirt all but one of the severe weather systems but the one I wasn't able to avoid I was able to find a parking place at a truck stop that had me surrounded by other trucks so I didn't have to be concerned about the wind blowing me over. I had a really light load (7,000 lbs). That weight is considered light to a truck driver since we can haul up to a 46,000 lb load. 7,000 lbs really doesn't do much good against cross winds over 35 MPH so this is the time of year I really prefer loads over 40,000.
Wind tends to scare me more than anything. I can deal with snow and I can deal with ice to a certain extent but there is no escaping wind.