Taking our daughter back to college today was such a fun trip. It started out bright and sunshiny We left around 10:30, having packed the night before, when 100 miles into our trip we hit severe storms. We had rain, we had hail, we had winds that I thought were going to pick up a cow out of one of the fields that run along the highway and toss it at the car. It went on for almost 25 miles and we were reduced to speeds between 30 - 35 miles per hour due to poor visibility. At one point we had to pull over and sit to wait because we couldn't see.
Thank goodness for this guy. My hero.
The man can drive.I trust him above all others, but boy-o I was a nervous wreck. HE can drive, but what is it with people that feel the need to go over the speed limit when it is zero visibility? Do they have magic windshield wipers I don't know about? Super powers only "special" people get? [For what it is worth we have four brand new tires and brand new windshield wipers. You couldn't see and it was hard to control.] Sigh. They are special all right - especially stupid. I am surprised we didn't see more accidents than we did.
We finally arrived at 1:30. An hour late. First we checked Squirrel into band. 20 seconds max. Next we went over to her new home for the next year and checked her in there. Again, 20 seconds, with a slight hiccup with the wrong key. No worries. Done. BONUS! Her room is located at the back of the dorm, approximately 20 steps out two [security] doors to where we had parked to unload with no stairs. YAY! Squirrel, Wallene and Dad unloaded in under 10 minutes. It was amazing. We spent a little time setting up her room, but had to go grab a quick bite to eat before we had to drop Squirrel off at band. The Royal Marching Dukes sure get on it fast! We dropped her off at 3:30, said goodbye [sniff, sniff - okay, okay waaaaaaaaaah!] and had a rain free trip back home.
We walked in the door at 5:30 and found our own little rainbow after the storm waiting for us:
|The birthday cake from last night.|
We don't know if the snow man is excited that he has his own piece of cake
or if we accidentally suffocated him.
I am completely wrecked from the trip, but it was so worth it. I am glad our baby is safe, sound and back at a place that makes her so happy, doing what she loves.
See ya' on the flipside Tadpoles. Enjoy your week. I hope it is sunshiny with no hail or flying cows. :wink: