I’ll do another blog post about the whole moving ordeal. I know . . you can’t wait. You’re going to be sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear the gory details I’m sure but I will tell you that I sat on Interstate 44 for over an hour today. It was raining so hard all the way from Joplin to Claremore, OK. By the time I got to Claremore, you could barely see the front of your own car and I thought to myself . . I should get off and let the storm pass and about that time, everything came to a screeching halt. About 10 cars ahead of me was a 7 car pileup and apparently that happened because they were trying to slow down for a 9 car pileup in front of them. Then there were two more wrecks right behind me so I was stuck! The lady in front of me was headed to some kind of church camp and she had all kinds of food and drinks in her car so we sat out on the side of I-44 and had a picnic. Speck behaved himself and we walked up down the highway and finally, the police completely blocked the eastbound lanes while trying to get injured people out of the wreck and then they let us back up enough to get to a police crossover where we could turn around and go back eastbound to the first exit to get off the interstate. What a mess!
The weather was so bad and I saw people getting out of the cars and looking back behind us and pointing up to the sky and my first thought was . . tornado! I looked back and this is what I saw!
But the real tough part of my day was saying goodbye to Chad and Nicole. I started out being brave and then I finally just turned around and went back into the house because it was so hard watching them leave.
Vince left home a couple of hours after I did and he got stopped by the wrecks behind me but he took the exit before the exit I took so even though he left home two hours after I did, he got to the hotel about 5 minutes after I did. What a day on the road. Tomorrow we’ll drive the rest of the way to Brownwood and . . a new chapter in our life begins.