Blizzard 2004

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.

3 thoughts on “Blizzard 2004

  1. 10 hours stuck on the road? Blah! That is noth­ing! Try get­ting stuck in the build­ing you work in for 3 days. Not brush­ing your teeth or wash­ing your­self. Sleeping on un­com­fort­able cots and itchy wool blankets,and eat­ing army food. Denver’s Blizzard of 2003 has got you beat. Merry Christmas!

  2. Wow! What time did you leave town on Wednesday? We knew about the storm com­ing (but not how bad it would be) and left a lit­tle be­fore 8am on Wednesday. My fam­i­ly al­so lives 600 miles south of Cleveland, so that helps. In any case, we saw snowflakes in Akron and driz­zle and fog in south­ern Ohio and high winds in the moun­tains of Virginia, but no bliz­zards. Glad you didn’t freeze to death in a snow­drift! Oh yah — and Merry Christmas.

  3. Oh come on, 26 inch­es of snow in 26 hours is fun! I haven’t left the farm since I slid my truck down the lane Friday. Horrible road con­di­tions.

    I’ll be email­ing you some­thing in the next day or so about New Year’s, if you’re still in­ter­est­ed in al­co­hol and de­bauch­ery. Later!

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