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Monday, December 2, 2013

Shoulda Known Better...

Than to travel on Thanksgiving weekend...

Thirteen hours to drive from the old house in MA to the current VA residence (currently casa del MBtGE, thank you kind sir), a distance of approximately 500 miles. This included two 10 minute comfort stops and one 30 minute stop for gas. When Weerd and I drove from MA to Charlotte, NC for the 2010 NRA convention, it took us 15 hours to go ~ 900 miles.

Yes, there were many factors involved. A weather-related crash held me up for a good hour in MA. I stuck with main highways as I was (legally) transporting a good deal of ordnance while cleaning out the house, and I really didn't want to be getting myself lost with a truck laden with same. And, yes, I fully understand that it was Thanksgiving weekend, the most heavily traveled time of the year.

On the plus side, we got a LOT of packing done at the house this weekend. Thanks to help from some good friends and family, we filled a 20 yard dumpster; hauled four large pieces of furniture down to the curb, packed up all several hundred of my 1/18th scale cars (thanks SCI-FI!), and found the floor in both the basement *and* the attic.

With any kind of luck, by the end of the month I will have a VA address. Keep your fingers crossed - the offer will be submitted today. We may actually be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here...

I just need to remember to give myself electro-shock treatment if I ever decide to drive on Thanksgiving weekend again...

That is all.


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6 comments:

skidmark said...

I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you.

You travelled through NY and NJ with weapons of mass destruction without getting arrested? (We won't discuss transiting Maryland - mostly because there are ways to avoid it - you will soon learn them.)

The only way you can redeem yourself is to post that when you crossed into Free 'Murrica you pulled over and strapped your bangenboomer to your hip open carry style.

stay safe.

Hafnhaf said...

as long as the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a freight train, you're doing OK. ;)

Old NFO said...

Concur on the lack of freight train... :-) Hope the offer goes through!

Anonymous said...

If you would have left today instead of Sunday?

Ross said...

Jay, I hope your purchase goes smoother than mine has!!

EMS Artifact said...

I can top your story. It took me 24 hours to fly from Dallas-Fort Worth to Mobile, AL.

It took my luggage 44 hours to make the same trip.

I hate flying.