I met Ant (who drove down from WI with my catboys) at our storage unit and we loaded all of our long lost material possessions in the pouring rain on New Year's Day and then started the crazy drive to Northern Idaho. This ended up taking 3 extra days because of the gnarly weather. (Remind me not to drive cross-country in the winter. ever. again). (Below: Don't worry. We don't have that much stuff, but Uhaul was out of the truck size we needed. Also- Go Ant for getting this beast safely to Idaho. Sketchy McSketchster driving conditions were NOT U-haul friendly. Glad I was driving a Tacoma.)College Station, TX --- Texas Panhandle tiny town (unplowed roads with 3+inches of snow. We got thwarted.) --- somewhere in central CO (Had plans of making it to Boulder but got stuck in a pretty hefty snowstorm on mountain roads) --- Boulder (only a little black ice on that drive) --- Laramie, WY (pathetic! only got 2 hours in because the interstate totally shut down because of 80 mph wind!! Cats were happy though to get out of the truck for a day) --- Northern Utah (first half was a semi/trailer graveyard. Rather upsetting. Up to 30 trailers and semis overturned from the insane wind. Completely disturbing.) --- rest of the drive was less nail-biting, except for a few hours of ridiculous zero visibility fog. (Below: Sandhills at Bosque Del Apache NWR)
So there's that boring account of the drive. I'm sure that was thrilling for all of you. Made it Idaho safely though, which I am really grateful for because honestly, that drive was completely terrifying and I'm pretty sure I've got arthritis now from gripping the steering wheel so hard for 9 days straight. (Below: Kimmo's part of the family now. Bosque Del Apache NWR covered in snow geese)
Ah hah! I am no longer wheel-less by the way. And with that comes another MONSTER THANK YOU to all of you wonderfuls who helped me out on my gofundme site!! His name is Kimmo (I'm sticking with Nashville Predators players from the early 2000's. It's a thing). Kimmo is no Vladimir but I still love him. So there you have it. My excuse for not blogging it up lately. I am pretty stable at the moment but may be in and out of the field (I freaking hope) for really small spurts.