I’m grateful to BE home all in one piece, of course. But man alive, because of the helicopter flying to support stabilization of the rock slide area in Harmon NC, it was a hot, humid and sit-in-stopped-traffic-engine- off in a more than 20 mile back up.  The NCDOT had it on their website that they would stop traffic over half an hour this day but I had no way of knowing that so I found out the hard way.  Just think, I started out 0845 this morning..got home 1545.  Should have been a 5 hr. trip but the going was 20 or so mph before the full stop and that’s where I started to lose any time.  Then there was the, I am sincere as can be with this next, BLINDING rain  I ran into about 70 miles from home.  Blinding rain where it actually scared me as I truly could not see thru the windshield.  I couldn’t stop on the Interstate of course but hoping I would not be hit from behind, I let off from the 35 mph I was going in the hard rain before the deluge, to about 15mph.  So was everyone else it turns out.  We just crept like that for quite a few miles. 
 
Some dare devils who didn’t want to slow down hydroplaned and were in some serious wrecks along the median.  I did that once and I will never ever drive fast in horrific driving rain.  I had hydroplaned at 55 mph in so-so rain once upon a time but that was my fault as I had no idea my tires were no longer good.  Another error I will not make again.  Taught me a good lesson.  Seven hours later then here I am.  The car was jammed with stuff even 3, 28 # boxes of unscented litter for Her Majesty.  They have it here but not my preferred brand.
 
My Miss Catt came out and I just stayed on the floor with her for maybe 10 minutes and then brought the stuff in.  Took quite a while to get it squared away.
 
I tried to upload a picture of what  turns out to be a 1957 Thunderbird.  I thought ’55.  But Spaces refuses.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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