Peach State says: Wow…What A Week!

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Wow…What A Week!

It has been a week since I dropped off my 20 year old at the recruiter’s station. He was taken to the hotel with the other future soldiers Monday night and then bright and early, in true military time, swept off to the last beginning of a lifetime of hurry up and wait.

Meanwhile, back at the old homestead, we started our day just like every other day…except for the fact that once our youngest left for school we booked out the door and headed for the military base just south of Atlanta. ( about an hour away!) It was quite brisk and there was a chance for flurries.
According to the weather personalities around the area we were only in a Winter Weather Advisory…with no accumulation!!!!! We arrived at the base and die to the fact that my hubby had his gun with him we had to report to the security office. We drove over and began to fill out the paperwork. We were then informed that if the base closed to due inclement weather the gun would be locked away and we would not be able to get it back before leaving the base…or we could leave it in the car and park it out in front of the security building! My hubby opted for the leave it in the car. We Walked Across The Base…in the cold!

LONG STORY SHORT:

My 20 year was sworn in for the final time and we said goodbye!
We headed back toward home and encountered the white-wintry-mix. I was thrill my hubby was driving. The roads were in decline…rapidly!

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By the time we got to one of the main highways the snow and ice was causing a slip-sliding mess. The upside…we made it home before midnight, the downside was the fact of 11 1/2 hours spent in a traffic jam! All the while we were stuck in traffic the kids were released from school, then the buses were cancelled with kids left at the school… You get the picture! A friend of a friend picked up our youngest and dropped him off down the street at his friends. How lucky were we to have that happen? VERY!

With Georgia being closed the Army shippers were stuck as well…Good news! They did make it to their individual bases…a couple of days later!

I took off for Nashville early Friday for a Vacation Bible School conference. Two days of classes, walking and stairs. We drove back Saturday and my chair felt so wonderful.

Life is finally…somewhat normal!

Wow…What A Week!
I have missed you all!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

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Peach State

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About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on February 3, 2014, in About me, Children, coffee, family, Home, Just Between Cousins, musings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was thinking of you all, and praying. Had several loved ones stranded in that mess as well. So thankful that’s over!

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