Driving home on Wednesday was the worst idea ever. It took me twenty-two hours to drive from Cleveland to Connersville. I was doing okay until I got just past Dayton. Then I was stopped in my tracks on the Interstate for 10 hours.
The conditions were poor and dangerous, but at no time was I in any danger. Everyone seemed to be driving safely and the roads were quite busy with folk heading home. I think my top speed the entire trip was around 45 miles per hour. My car was sealed in ice at one point and I helped a few people dig out of a rest area where a dumbass semi driver had attempted to get through a ‘cars only’ area and, of course, gotten stuck.
I kept plenty warm in the 10 hours I was in the car. I had plenty of gas and turned on the car whenever I got chilly. There were thousands of people in the same boat as I was since Interstate 70 was closed for a couple of hundred miles. No one could move. Finally, around 11 yesterday, the semi in front of me moved forward a tiny bit and I managed to get home 4 hours later. Connersville got around 23″ of snow.
Mom is making blueberry muffins right now and my feet are warm.