Saturday, January 15, 2022

Whoot.

 I had intended on heading east Tuesday morning. My bags are packed, and I'm anxious to see my children and granddaughter. It's only been three months, but honestly, it feels like forever. I'm very much looking forward to my week with them. 

We've got some pretty questionable weather moving in between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon, and I've been keeping a very close eye on that storm front. It doesn't look like they will be hard hit on the eastern side of the state, but they are calling for 10-14 inches of snow here, with the possibility of more. 

Now, we have had winter storm warnings for a week now. Dire snow warnings, maybe 2 or 3 inches. Sleet warnings, nothing. More snow advisories, one right after another all week long, with very minimal issues here. The storms seem to be going around us. So...I wasn't really too concerned about the weather forecast, to be honest. 

Except Tim said, "If we get the snow that they forecasted, it's going to take a while to clean up, and you take some back roads through the mountains to get to the interstate." His concern was not what was being predicted for here. He wasn't too interested in what they were calling for there. He was more worried about what lay between the beginning and the end of the trip. He said, "I think you should get up Sunday morning and leave in the morning. That way you are there before the weather." 

I texted Dylan. "Come when you want," he said.

Two extra days tacked on to my visit? And I don't even have to think twice? 

This retirement thing is working out just fine so far.


16 comments:

  1. I was actually wondering about you and your trip. For some reason I had it in my mind you were leaving yesterday or today. I'm glad you're going to beat the weather. Enjoy your visit!

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  2. It's nice to have a quick check that you're not double booking something and just say yes.

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  3. LOVE your last line! Yep, freedom in retirement is really nice. Be careful; have fun! Linda in cold Kansas

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  4. Safe safe and happy travels :D

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  5. Enjoy your family visit and I hope the roads are clear for you

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  6. Enjoy your extended week stay with your family!

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  7. Fingers crossed for a good safe journey.

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  8. Have a wonderful time! Safe travels!

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  9. Safe travels! Retirement is a blessing--enjoy every bit of it.

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  10. We're getting a storm here too, but I think it's a different one. Happy trails.

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  11. Safe and happy travelling...as they say, stay between the hedges and rubber side down!!

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  12. Hope you have a great time. What a fine way to start retired life! We're getting snow here again today, our third snow event in January! What?!

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  13. I would have said the same thing to my wife as well. Glad you got there ahead of the storm as it has even crossed my mind seeing it's path and knowing about your upcoming trip. Like I told Jeff in Virginia, I took 8 inches of it's snow before it got to you in efforts to lesson the impact.

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  14. Enjoy you family time and I hope you beat the weather. And congrats on being retired. Yay for you!!

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I'm glad you're here!