Left at 1pm
for what should
12 hour trip
2 days to pack every centimeter of the car, up to the tops of the seats, (I could still see out all mirrors).
2 customs check points to get through, (I would have sobbed pitifully if I drew the short straw for inspection, cuz it never would ALL fit in again).
1 border guard after asking if I had any personal protection in my vehicle and I replied 2 small dogs, looked in and asked "WHERE?!"
Always snow in London Ont., I always ask the weather as I cross in, and I SWEAR they said it in August once.
1 -360 right in front of me, the Impala was so loaded she did not even shudder or skid.
2 -5 car accidents in Brantford Ont. slowed my progress a bit.
3rd snow squall of the trip at midnight just past Rochester NY. Good time to stop and sleep for an hour.
1 engine temp. guage stopped working . . . uh-oh?
1 NY thruway booth keeper and former mechanic said the car was more then likely OK for the rest of my ride and it was probably a loose wire. He was right on both counts.
6am Friday arrived at my Home.
It took a day to get everything out of the car . . . who knows how long it will take to put everything away. (not as easy as it sounds . . . the house was set-up for emergency guests, and needs to be converted back to MY living here. example: bedroom linen in the dresser of that BED's room rather then in the main linen closet . . . so guests would know what linen went with which bed.)
No matter what . . . I am Home.