After a night of big rain that continued until morning, I figured the drive in would not be easy. Plus, I had to go pick up coworker Joe and we didn’t get on the road until 8:10. As we battled traffic for the first 15 minutes on the highway, I then realized, “Hey, I can ride in the HOV lane!” I finally got over in the far left lane and after that we were home free. It felt great! I bet we saved 25-30 minutes. It may have been the worst traffic jam I have ever seen on 75, and we bypassed all of it. We got to work in 50 minutes, which isn’t bad at all. I may have to start picking him up more often!