Friday, March 28, 2014

Safe Arrival

Good Morning Bloggers, just a note to let you all know that I have arrived in my new location safely.  My daughter drove out with me and we had a great time.  It took us about 3 1/2 days (we left Friday afternoon about 4 p.m.) because we got waylayed in Waxahachi, TX (not sure of the spelling there) because of an ice storm.  Waxahachi, TX is south of Ft. Worth about 40 miles or so, I believe.

We had stopped there to get new wipers on the u-haul because the stuff was freezing to the windshield and I couldn't see.  The wipers sucked so I went next door from a gas station to a place called NTB (think that stands for National Tire and Battery) and the man there would not come over to the gas station and measure the wipers.  Probably because he was to large to walk that far, I'm guessing.  There was a little ditch between the two and you had to walk around, out on the road.Anyway, he said there was a Wal-Mart down the road a ways and they would have wipers too.  We did the find the Wal-Mart and some very nice people that helped us there.  The whole problem was that I didn't know what size wipers fit the u-haul.  Now if it were my SUV, I would have know that but since I didn't we had to get someone to come out and measure them.  Which was not a big deal, except it was storming outside and I mean storming.  It was raining down little ice pellets and the ground was freezing right before your eyes.  They even closed the Wal-Mart Garden Center because the floor had gotten so icy.  It was then that I knew that we were not getting out on the highways again that day.  We found a McDonald's that had free wifi service and got on the laptop and found a hotel that was close by.  We did end up getting back on the highway for about a mile but it was at a snail's pace.  There had actually been two accidents just in the time that we went that one mile.  Those Texans are not used to that kind of weather and they really don't know how to drive in it.  We hung out at a Super 8 motel until the next morning, got lots of sleep.  The next day we struck out again. 

It was a good thing we got lots of sleep the night before, because we ended up pulling an all nighter the next night.  We were getting so close to our destination and the roads were clear and dry and we were tired of being in that truck so we just kept going.  I drank some more coffee and had a couple of cat naps at places we stopped to eat at and kept going.  We arrived in Cheyenne about 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  We were tired but wound up (coffee just does that to me), but safe and alive.  Woohoo, what a ride!

I am earnestly job searching and planting roots here in my home town again.  The weather is cooler here and I like that.  My post menopausal state and that hot FL weather were not getting along well, AT ALL, lol!  I have re-connected with several friends and have also visited the only scrapbook shop in town.  I have inquired about teaching some classes there so I can get to know some creative friends here.  The lady I talked to said they were always looking for new ideas so maybe the owner will call me.  Most everything thing I own, including all my papercrafting supplies, are in storage.  I have been doing alot of knitting with my mother so that has kept me busy and my mind occupied.  I will be excited to get my own place again and spread out my supplies and get to crafting again.  Until then, I hope life is treating you well and it's all you want it to be.