Patty, I am not surprised by your late snow. You live in Michigan. I am shocked at the week of hot summer weather we've had. That has broken all kinds of records. The announcers on public radio are also expressing shock and cautioning visitors to this area that the current weather is definitely not normal.
Well, now I am rested enough and have done the errand running I had to do today I can tell you about my last two days.
Yesterday I had to go to Vancouver to renew my application for housing. This is the fourth time I have had to make that trip and it usually comes late in the day. I left here right after lunch. I had to stop and get some cash so I could get gas.
I was already late, and stressed. I put my foot in the carborator without realizing until I saw the police officer. I pulled over, let him finish turning around and waited quietly for him to come back to me. I handed him my license, but I couldn't find the correct registration for the car. I found all the previous registrations, just not the right one. After holding me for twenty five minutes he gave me a ticket. That really upsets the budget. I will write a letter to the judge.
After I left him I was even more stressed and knew I had to be in Vancouver before five o'clock. I made the thirty miles to the freeway pushing my speed to three miles above the limit. Once on the freeway I maintained the speed in the left lane, seventy eight mph. Well that is until we got stopped just south of Kelso. I still have forty miles to go and there was an accident in front of us. (Two cars rolled over and one facing the wrong direction. When we got through that mess I took off again. Thank goodness everyone around me was in a hurry as well.
I got to Vancouver, took the wrong exit and made what I think is the funniest U turn I have ever made. It surprised the drivers that were behind me at the stop at the end of the ramp. Back on the freeway 8 minutes to go and I am really pushing the now sixty mph speed limit.
Get off the freeway at the correct exit, make a left turn into heavy traffic get in the right lane immediately and go around a corner to merge in even heavier traffic, get in the left lane quickly. Hit the wrong left turn lane and back into the through lane, ( gas light comes on ) next light turn left, quick right into the available space in the parking area. One minute to go. Get Gidget and my wallet and the papers I need and rush in the building.
The receptionist is on the telephone with another very stressed client, Thank goodness!
I can take a few breaths and relax some. Even though it was past time for her to go home she very kindly processed my papers and gave me the phone numbers that will help me to stop having to make this trip every six months.
Back out to my car feeling much less stressed. Call my grandson and tell him that I am out of gas. "I am going to try to make it to Fred Meyer to get gas there. If I can't I'll call you back." Drive very, very carefully to the gas station. Relax more as the attendant and I talk about his medical care. He recommended an organization to me. On the approximately mile to my daughter's house.
tShe is there and greets me with open arms. It is now six o'clock and in the past three and a half hours I have lived more than in the past three and a half months.
We didn't get dinner until almost nine o'clock, so my daughter suggested that I stay there for the night. I did, but was unable to sleep. I left their house at first light as did my daughter and her husband.
Very calm trip home, quick breakfast and check the 'puter, off to bed. I woke up at three and got dressed, quick lunch and off again. This time to the co-op to pick up my produce order. Then to a nearby market to pick up some of the things they have on special.
Now I am going in to see some friends and the improvements that have been made to their home. I sat in a chair and just relaxed, finally. We had a lovely conversation and I made the trip back home relaxed and safely. I made myself another quicky dinner because I was feeling very dizzy as I walked from the car to the house and knew I needed some food.
I have eaten now and I am going to bed. Nothing planned for tomorrow.
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