Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two Years Later ...

I realized yesterday that exactly two years ago,  I began my 3-day trip in a UHAUL truck for my move from Michigan to Texas. I  was on the road in snow and ice and temperatures so cold I delayed stopping for gas until absolutely necessary because the wind chills were -30 and -40 degrees below zero (F).


How I travelled

I remember how I didn't stop and eat in restaurants because I was afraid the truck would cool off too fast and too much and my cats would freeze.

The last two years have been quite the sometimes scary roller coaster ride and I suspect my adventure is not yet over.

Breakdown on I-96
As on many kinds of anniversaries, it's natural to look back ...  and ahead.

As I think about the road I've traveled since those three days in that rental truck, I find myself feeling that sometimes simply surviving can be celebrated as an accomplishment.

A friend yesterday said it was wonderful that at the end of this year, "everyone" has a job ... referring to me and two other friends who were unemployed or underemployed earlier this year.  I, too, am grateful that the three of us now have real work and am mindful of all those still out there on the road.

8 comments:

Rian said...

You've come a long way, baby! Doing not one, but two major relocations is a very big deal when you're alone in the world. You gots chutzpah.

Geez those pictures look cold.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Congratulations on a well deserved anniversary! It only goes to show you how intrinsically strong you are and how very talented and capable. Blessings to you during the holidays and many the new year bring more joys and fewer cold spells!

Debra said...

You are a Survivor! no doubt in my book.

catlinye-maker said...

Wow, was it really right before Christmas two years back? I am glad that this year is warm and safe for the cats and for you!

Stray Stitches said...

Wow! What horrid traveling conditions. I hope that you are warmer this year and are looking forward to a merry Christmas!!

Wilma NC said...

Hope you get to stay put for a while.

Rainbows in Wool said...

I envy you. It took a ton of courage and I still think this is no place to be. Just keep perservering, plowing ahead, and moving forward.

sophie said...

It's nice to remember how many of you were "with" me back then. I remember checking in on the quilting forum and how so many people were looking out for me and sending me good energy.

Thanks, Wendy, for reminding me how I did somehow summon-up enough courage for this trip and the adventures that have followed. I woke up remembering how FEARLESS I used to me and I'm planning to find some of that again this year.

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