A Hectic Ride

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The last two weeks have been pretty hectic around here.  Things have been happening and time just seemed to fly.

I guess it all started with Kathy’s surgery.  I had mentioned that she was having by-pass surgery on her left leg to take care of a blocked vessel.  Everything went well and the procedure was successful.  She did, however spend a week in the hospital which meant I spent a week in the hospital as well.

The week after she came home she was scheduled to have the stitches removed at the doctor’s office.  The 20 minute drive into Pottsville is rarely a problem except that on this day we were hit with a snowstorm.  20 minutes turned into 2 hours.

We called the doctor’s office to see if they would be there or if they were closing.  They said they would stay open and wait for us.  We were not the only ones scheduled for the day.

There were no plows out.  The roads were not treated.  We were stopped for about 45 minutes on a hill with no where to go.  I left a good two or three car lengths between me and the car in front of me yet some people still decided to pass me and pull into that space.  Why?  no one was moving.

We got into Pottsville but couldn’t travel the main highway.  We found out the road was closed because of traffic pile up…no accidents thank goodness.  We were literally about 3 miles from the doctor’s office by this time.

We knew some back roads so we got off the highway, went into town and hit the back roads.  After another 20 minutes we arrived at the office.  In less than 5 minutes Kathy had her stitches out and we were on our way home…another 2 hour ride.

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16 responses to “A Hectic Ride

  1. Yikes! I am glad to hear it all worked out, but how crazy!

  2. Terje

    2 hours in a snowstorm. Twice. I am so sorry you had to experience it.

  3. Glad you made it there! Thank goodness for the backroads, but around here they are most likely to be the unplowed and treacherous kind of winter roads. Glad to hear that Kathy is recovering!

  4. Yikes! That sounds like a white-knuckle driving experience. Glad Kathy is on the mend and that the ride is over!

  5. Yikes!! I’ve had a few of those drives too–weather can change quickly and be very unpredictable where I live and I’ve definitely had a few times where I’ve chosen to go out for the day and had to drive home very slowly in a blizzard that wasn’t predicted until I was already out and about! I am glad it all worked out and glad that Kathy is recovering!

  6. We may be in for quite a winter! Glad Cathy is doing well. Hope the next time you have to make that drive, it will be a lot easier.

  7. Oh what a way to begin the winter season! So glad you were both safe and so sorry for the long drive. They are never fun!

  8. Glad to hear you made it there and back home safely. We were in IL this past week and they (we) got hit with 10″ of snow. Fortunately we didn’t have to go anywhere until the following day and then some of the roads were still snow covered. That’s why we moved South, but we still get snow and ice! We just stay home!

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