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tashabear
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I'm house-sitting for a friend in New Hampshire. She, her husband, and another couple trailered their horses down to Gulf Wars, and I'm looking after Eleanor's dogs while Marcus's brother looks after his and Alyce's.

It started snowing while I was out getting gas in my car and food. I almost didn't make it back. Thank goodness for front wheel drive -- but I didn't want to go out again. I drove two or three miles in 2nd and 3rd gear.

Then Alyce called -- from Mississippi, mind you. Marcus's brother's truck wouldn't make it up the hill from the next town, so would I go get him? Marcus's Subaru is here at Eleanor's so they gave me permission to use it, since it has all-wheel drive. I didn't bring any boots up here, so I had to wear Eleanor's, and her feet are easily two sizes bigger than mine.

So anyway, I had to go back out, in boots that don't fit, driving a car that isn't mine, which is low on gas, to a place I've never been, to pick up someone I've met once.

In a blizzard.

Everything turned out all right, but oy! I'm pooped. Sore throat too. Early to bed tonight, I think.

i feel: exhausted exhausted

9 trips or shoot the rapids
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cadenzaallli From: cadenzaallli Date: March 16th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC) (base camp)
i was going to say...you definitely needed to post this to your journal. (you need to expose yourself to more of the sympathy that you deserve! ;D) (other commenters: move along, move along...nothing to see here.)

i'm just amazed that you did that, because it sounds so dangerous!! feel better!! (take zycam!)
cellio From: cellio Date: March 16th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
So anyway, I had to go back out, in boots that don't fit, driving a car that isn't mine, which is low on gas, to a place I've never been, to pick up someone I've met once.

In a blizzard.


When you put it like that... eep. I'm glad you're back and safe!

(If you ever need to wear too-big shoes again, maybe stuffing some extra padding, like socks, in there would help?)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 16th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Heh! It didn't seem so daunting till I tried to summarize it. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, I promise.

I might try extra socks when I go out to feed the outside cats tomorrow. As long as I don't walk out of them, I'm okay.
feroluce From: feroluce Date: March 16th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
where in NH are you these days? or... is that done already?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 19th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
Mason, but only till Tuesday.
darkwolfie From: darkwolfie Date: March 16th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)

::snugs::

Glad yer okay baby...though you called and told me beforehand.

I wonder what it'd be like to use the hot-tub during a blizzard???
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 16th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: ::snugs::

I wonder what it'd be like to use the hot-tub during a blizzard???


We tried it once, but we put up a pop-up over it. A light snow might be nice, but this stuff is just NASTY!
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: ::snugs::

That'd be my luck; House sitting a place with a hot-tub, and it'd be too cold even for that! Argh! Glad you're okay, though :D *hugs and 'kisses' for both of you*

-Boomer
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: March 17th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
Sounds like quite an adventure!

I miss you. :)
9 trips or shoot the rapids