Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Treacherous Driving

It is 4:41 AM and I am sitting here wondering if I will get home today. When I left Boise yesterday the road conditions were supposed to be difficult, (I decided that really means steering wheel clutching dangerous) until Glen's Ferry and then be fair. Well to be "fair" you would have had to have a snow plow- the big government kind! It was terrible. Cars were off the road, in ditches, and down into the median going the wrong way. It took me almost 4 hours to get to Twin Falls and I had a difficult time keeping the car on the road even going 30 MPH. By then I knew I couldn't go on anymore. I think the person who is supposed to update the IDA Roads web site got stuck and couldn't get in to do it.

I had one of those "tender mercies" happen. I was trying to find the number of the friend I stayed with in Twin on the way down. (Adam and Shannon were both working). I couldn't find her number and kept wishing I could find it and stay with her for the night. Suddenly I got a phone call just before the exit I had to take into Twin. It was my friend suggesting I stay with her. I was so thankful and Know the Lord was watching out for me.

I just checked and now much more of the road says "difficult" driving conditions, (Remember- Steering wheel clutching dangerous). almost to Pocatello. After that it is fair. (Remember- needing government snow plow!). I do not look forward to driving home today. I am wishing I flew, or stayed home in the first place, except that I got to visit with Adam, Shannon and kids and I got to visit with Mom and Dad and make mom a dress. I just decided it was worth it anyway.:-) Schools have been closing right and left. I would leave now but it's dark and I don't think that would increase my odds of making it home. I am supposed to wake up to more snow.

Do you think I could manage to make it home heading the same direction the whole time? I have a terrible fear of being in an accident in winter and laying out in the freezing cold somewhere. Summer doesn't bring fear, but I hate the cold so much, I don't want to have to be hurt and lay out there in it. I know, pretty lame fear, but it keeps me buckling up! Maybe I will only have to be hurt and cold in the car!

I have no idea when I will leave in the morning. Hopefully daylight will bring better conditions.

7 comments:

The Holloways said...

Good luck getting home. YOu are in our thoughts and prayers today--let us know when you get home.

Calista said...

I am so glad that you found a place to stay for a while to wait for better road conditions. I hope you are able to get the rest of way home today in safety!

Farrell Family said...

I hope you make it safely. That is such a bummer. We'll pray for good roads and weather.

thebaskers said...

We hope you make it home safely. It is so wonderful that the Lord knew your need and inspired your friend to offer her home to you for the night.

Joseph & Ashley Danes said...

Did you make it home okay? The roads haven't seemed to let up at all!

Calista said...

Ditto to Ashley's comment, I haven't seen an update on the remainder of your trip home...

Calista said...

You're tagged! If you wish to play you can go to my blog for the tag and its rules. I know quite a few family members have already been tagged, which leaves some of us running short of people we know that blog, but I'd love to see your answers anyway!