I find myself in rural Illinois. On the plus side, there's not much out here to do other than get the ride report up to date, and I finally feel like I can just relax for a bit without worrying about being chased off, overstaying my welcome, or finding a place to sleep. On the minus side, I'm in rural Illinois... Oz ran out of money and so he is seeking work in Flora. I still have a little pile of funds left, so I'm not in much of a rush, and most of the jobs here are factory work anyways. We're staying with a friend of mine who is renting a house here in Cisne for $350 a month. I've literally rented a 4x10' closet for that much before. Crazy. It's been a bit of a culture shock, but so far nobody's come at me with torches and pitchforks so it's all good. Oz didn't end up getting his tooth fixed, but I'll get to that part of the story in time - his tooth stopped hurting though, so that much is a blessing. It's also gotten to be too hot for me to want to go to Florida, so when I leave here I might be going northwest-ish, heading for the Hells Canyon rally. Maybe the national Rainbow Gathering, maybe Alaska, maybe just bum around in the northwest, I don't really have much in the way of plans currently. I'll probably be here another couple of weeks to a month getting my business in order. I need to renew my registration, get new tires, and some other tedious stuff which is more challenging without a fixed address. Most importantly, the RR is hilariously outdated and this is one of my top priorities. Hope you all have been doing well, and look for updates in the near future!