Friday, February 06, 2009

I Hate Indiana

Sorry, Emma, but I must simply hate Indiana for the time being.

My drive up to Ann Arbor was 2/3 fine and 1/3 hell as I tried to navigate around the middle of the state, including the loop around Indianapolis.  Apparently, they don't believe in snow plows in that state, because the highways were covered in icy snow at 1 in the afternoon.

Then, I-69N was completely closed down due to wrecks, so I had to detour along with hundreds/thousands of other vehicles.  I went 2 miles in one hour and finally got to a state highway.  Then I called my Dad to have him look online to see if this particular highway would meet up again with I-69.  And so, two hours and about 20 miles after that, I finally got back on the interstate.  Good god.  

Northern Indiana had clear roads, so that's one good thing.

On Monday night I was ready to stop for the night but couldn't find a hotel room because they were all full of utility workers who were helping restore power to the ice storm area.  I had to drive another 2 1/2 hours beyond my first wanting to stop so that I could find a room.  Coming back today in the daylight it looks like a tornado hit all the trees and power lines.  But there wasn't any ice or snow below Missouri, so that's good.

It was negative 14 degrees in Ann Arbor yesterday morning.  Brrrr!  I'm glad I bought that coat!  I've never been in temps that cold before, so it was a new experience.

I have to get up in a few hours to go to rehearsal, so that's all for now.


emma said...

On behalf of my beloved State (you know we voted for Obama this go 'round) I apologize for the crappy weather and the wrecks and the fact that we have an asshole for a Governor.

Visit us in the spring when the trees and peonies are in bloom or in the Fall and eat some of our wonderful corn, tomatoes or squash.

When I hear something good about Texas, I'll let you know :)

CatBoy said...

I'm glad you're home, but I will kind of miss my almost-nightly texts with weather and annoyance-level updates.

Martha said...

Ugh, sounds ghastly.

Might I recommend, the next time you have a little play money, the purchase of a GPS for your car? I don't think you'll be able to get one to match your vehicle, but they are handy little devices. Saved my butt more than once when I had to detour off a highway.