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Monday, November 29, 2010

Road trip goofs

I will post later today. All I have in me is to say that yesterday I drove my first transport for Alcatraz. It means I picked up kids from their home visits and dropped them back at Alcatraz.

I drove 594 miles on Sunday.

I had a major exit on a major Interstate CLOSED. In the middle of construction. In the dark. With a car full of sleeping kids. (It was good they were sleeping because none of them could read a map anyway... I found that out later!)

I drove through downtown of the state capital during the middle of NFL game traffic.

I missed a turn and had to back track 20 minutes; I don't know how many miles that is, but it was a pain in the butt.

I turned the wrong way on a one way. When I discovered what I did, I fixed my error. In front of a sheriff. Who then followed me for about 6 blocks. He never pulled me over. Thank god.

And as we pulled in the parking lot at Alcatraz, after being in the car for about 12.5 hours, one of the kids spilled a milkshake on her, the car seat, the floor. So I cleaned all that up, filled the car with fuel and returned it.

I almost ran out of gas. To the point where the gas light was BLINKING at me as I rolled into the gas station. Talk about panicked. I can't imagine having to call and explain that one.

I am tired. I need sleep. But I made money. I made 10 bucks an hour. But I'm still tired. Princess rocked.

Ugh.

Maggie

5 comments:

Evil Pixie said...

Glad to hear your adventure in holiday weekend travel was a success. The things we do to pay the bills... Get some rest! :)

Curley said...

I'm sorry that you had such a hard long day. Glad that you made it home safe and sound.

Bragger said...

You never cease to amaze me with your spirit. I would have curled up on the interstate and sucked my thumb, and to hell with the kids. You are (yet again) my hero!

Leann said...

Wow, that's some journey my friend. Glad that all went well in the end.

Enjoy the season!
Leann

Maggie said...

Evil P- Not only did I do it, I agreed to do it again in December. Someone whack me with a stick until I learn to say no. Or give me a pile of cash so I can say no.

Curly- thank goodness the kids were good, is all I can say.

Bragger- you are far far too kind. But thank you. I sort of sucked my thumb and rocked while I drove. Does that change your view of me? ;)

Leann- it was a journey at that. thanks for the comment and for reading!