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Barely made it, but we're here..... [Dec. 24th, 2008|09:21 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
What normally only is a 20 hour drive from Florida up to Kansas took us two days >_<

Yesterday was one of the worst days I've had in a long time, ugh!

Certainly reminds me of why I moved to Florida in the first place, and why I love living there.

Freaking ICE on everything up north. After hitting Kentucky on the way up here to KC, there was ice on everything. We saw probably 50-100 car accidents in the space of a couple hours.

Then WE got into a car accident, which sucked. Nobody hurt, thank goodness, not a collision. Glare ice though - our van just started spinning all over I-64 until we went off the road, through a ditch, and up into some farmer's field in Illinois. The car *almost* tipped for one scary moment. We were seat-belted in, and the cats (of course we had Azrael and Mama Wolf with us) got tossed around within their carrier, but the bungee-belt held their carrier safely in place (so glad we always buckle them in!). The tires actually came OFF the wheels, so there was no getting out by ourselves. We waited as several cops passed us by to get to more serious and injury accidents, and eventully a tow truck came and took us & towed the car to Okawville, Illinois, where we got the tires put on and all that junk.

All the rest of the way was an icy hellhole too, we drove about 15 miles an hour, and then ALL of the westbound I-70 lanes were completely closed for TWO HOURS because of more ice-related car accidents.

Got here to our house in KC late last night. Processed orders, and are doing all the last minute shipping today since the post office is closed for Christmas tomorrow.

All should be well now (except it's freezing cold and covered with snow here, and I miss my palm trees!). Our house is warm and toasty though, and I have presents to wrap and family to see!

I'd better go sign prints so Matty can get out to the Posty.

I hope all of you have a great Christmas Eve today - or just a great Wednesday in general!

Pssst - TONS of new art and jewelry on the way, but I'll probably wait until after Christmas to scan & post it all =)
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From: winterswitchery
2008-12-24 03:39 pm (UTC)
Glad you all made it alright!! >< What a horrible drive. Happy holiday, Jasmine and Matt :)
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[User Picture]From: virtualcardsuk
2008-12-24 03:52 pm (UTC)
So glad you guys are ok! *hugs tight*

Steven x
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2008-12-24 04:28 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! How scary!!! :( I'm so glad you guys are all ok!! xoxoxoxoxo! You guys have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years too! Hopfully the drive home to FL will be much safer *fingers crossed*
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[User Picture]From: jackiesjottings
2008-12-24 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, glad you are all OK :(( After all that- have a lovely Christmas.
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2008-12-24 04:41 pm (UTC)
Holy Fright!! I'm glad you, Matt & the cats are okay. I bet the poor kitties were scared out of their minds.

It's bad up here in NJ too, especially in Northern NJ. They closed down many roads & exits. And apparently a lot of people are running out of gas. I keep hearing about it on the radio. I need to get gas too but my gas station was closed this morning. :(
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[User Picture]From: giovanna_adams
2008-12-24 04:49 pm (UTC)
Glad you two made it to KC ok..what a scary drive though. Have a wonderful holiday!
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[User Picture]From: owllight
2008-12-24 04:58 pm (UTC)
yikes!!!!! O_O so glad you guys made it up there safely!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-12-24 05:16 pm (UTC)
oh geez!!!! I'm glad you guys made it finally!! And that your wreck wasn't as bad as it could have been!! YIPES! Maybe while you are there you can get some chains for your van tires before you head back. There would be no way you could drive here in the Pacific NW right now without chains!
We can't even get down our hill. We haven't been able to drive since last Wednesday and Paul's been walking 1 1/2 hours each way in the snow & ice to get to & from work (cause those little animals have to have their surgeries, so no getting around it).
Happy Holidays!! I hope you & Matt have a great time with your family & enjoy your new house up there too!!
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2008-12-24 07:24 pm (UTC)
Gosh Jasmine, I am glad you guys got there safe and sound. Have a wonderful holiday and stay warm!!
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From: hoarymarmot
2008-12-24 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh no!!!! That sounds so scary! I'm glad you are all safe, human and feline alike!
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[User Picture]From: 5flyingmonkys
2008-12-24 07:44 pm (UTC)
OMG! I'm glad you guys (and the kitties!) are okay. What a nightmare.
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[User Picture]From: urgent_alchemy
2008-12-24 08:20 pm (UTC)
:[ That's terrible.
I'm based out of Missouri, we kept getting forecasts
of DANGEROUS winter storms, winter mixes,
but it just rained, and nothing else.
Sounds like our weather got stuck in Kansas.
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[User Picture]From: rhiamon
2008-12-24 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell! Glad you were all alright! Happy Crimbo, and for faeries' sake, be careful on the way back to FL!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2008-12-24 09:02 pm (UTC)
So scary! I'm glad you guys made it safely. We too have been remembering why we left Missouri, although it turns out Seattle this year is pretty terrible - we got out right before it went crazy.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2008-12-24 11:28 pm (UTC)
AH!! So scary!! Im glad you guys are ok, ugh how sucky xP Have fun with your family!!!
xoxo
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[User Picture]From: blonde_blythe
2008-12-25 12:11 am (UTC)
So sorry about the accident, but I'm glad that everything turned out ok. Can't wait to see your new art! :-)
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[User Picture]From: jaishi
2008-12-25 01:10 am (UTC)
Hey Jas, sorry to hear about the accident. Glad you and Matt are okay. Driving terrifies me, especially when it's snowing (or having to deal with the aftermath).

Traffic everywhere is horable. What should take a 30 minute drive to get to my doctor's appts is taking us two hours.

I'm glad to hear you made it to Kansas safely.

If I don't hear from have a wonderful holiday!!!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2008-12-25 02:41 am (UTC)
Wow..glad you guys are okay. Yeah snow and ice does do that...we have it here. Happy Holidays!
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[User Picture]From: juliannamkh
2008-12-25 03:14 am (UTC)
Good grief! I'm glad you and yours are okay! That sounds scary as all get out.

Stay warm and have a great Christmas!
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2008-12-25 06:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're all okay! Hope you have a wonderful Christmastime and a much better trip home.
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2008-12-25 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I'm glad that no one was hurt!

Merry Christmas to you n' Matt and your furbabies! *^__^*
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2008-12-26 03:50 pm (UTC)
Glad you're safe despite the iciness and the accident...

*HUGS JAS TIGHT* I hope you had a very merry Christmas!!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2008-12-29 02:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you made it safely. I so don't miss that type of weather. You should be here. It's been at least 80 this whole week.
*Hugs*
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