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Saturday, January 14, 2006

seasonal wish

My seasonal wish has been fulfilled - even though it was not in the place that I had desired. My wish was for snow but where we found it was Tennessee. We made the semi-long trek (378 miles) from S. C. yesterday to visit the older of the two daughters and her clan. This took us the extra long time of about 8 hours.

What, you might ask, took about 1 1/2 hours longer than usual? The answer is a combo one: 1- We went through Hotlanta (Atlanta) at the ungodly time surrounding the hour of 4pm. 2- We went right through the heart of the city on the I-75/85 expressway. 3- A semi was broken down in the center of a 7-lane roadway. 4- Roads were still wet from a deluge just a few minutes before.

We finally escaped this jam only to happen upon another moving parking situation for about 20 more minutes - the reason for this one still remains unknown. We finally tired of the roller derby and got off the ride for a bite to eat.

By the time we got back to the roadway, darkness had fallen with a loud CLUNK - but maybe this noise was only between my ears. The trip was then complicated by the dark and off and on precip.

The last hour of the journey was through a combo area of mountains and plateaus. About half-way up the last mountain, the rain turned to the white stuff. This situation caused great concern in the mind of my spice for several reasons, not the least of which was the fact that we didn't have have cell phone reception in that area.

We did make it safely to our daughter's house through the intermittent snow and when we crashed in our places of repose, we were still hearing the thud of the snowflakes as they hit the ground. :)

We awakened this morning to about an inch of the white stuff on the ground and the fulfillment of my seasonal wish. God is good, all the time - even in the creation of snowflakes. ec


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I'm glad you got your snow. We're having a bit of a squall today after mild days and rain.

1/14/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger bubba said...

You got yours, now for mine. No snow but something else.

1/14/2006 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

AC - As per usual the snow is almost gone - wasn't enough for a decent snowman.

bubba - We still probably won't get any in South Carolina - time will tell, I guess. ec

1/14/2006 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

I want to see the heavenly storehouses filled with snow!

Hotlanta is crazy. All of the time. Whether bypass or heart of the city, winter, summer, 3 PM or 3 AM. Ca-ray-zee.

:-) Glad you're safe and sound!

1/14/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

jayleigh - It is always white-knuckle driving when I go through there. ec

1/15/2006 09:11:00 AM  

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