Back home again but not without more trouble!

04 May

We finally drove into our small town of 400 at 3:00 pm. Everything looked pretty much the way we left it which was not what we were expecting when we got home. We had lined up some deals and work to be done while we were gone but they still looked undone when we got home.

After leaving our motel this morning at 8:30 we planned on being home by 1:30 but about an hour into our last leg of our trip we blew another tire on the truck. Unfortunately more damage was done to the truck only on the passenger side this time instead of the driver’s side.

My poor husband had to change yet another tire along the freeway. Note to self…If you plan on driving a vehicle all the way from Florida to Minnesota make sure it is on good tires with no bad wheel bearings.

After we dropped off our suitcase and unpacked the car we headed into work to catch up on our messages and got home at 6:30pm tonight exhausted. We went for a walk with our grandson and then collapsed in our chairs.

It’s good to be home!  Hopefully I won’t be driving in my sleep. 🙂


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17 responses to “Back home again but not without more trouble!

  1. nrhatch

    May 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Glad you’re home safe and of reasonably sound mind. 😉

    Sweet dreams!

  2. flyinggma

    May 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I’m heading to bed now with hopes of not dreaming of driving cars in my sleep.

  3. Carol Ann Hoel

    May 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    You really did have lots of trouble along the way. I can imagine how good it feels to be home. A good night’s rest will make it all better. Blessings to you and your husband…

    • flyinggma

      May 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

      I feel a little more rested this morning after a good night’s sleep. It’s raining here this morning. It would be a great day to stay in bed a little longer but back to work.

  4. Joe Clark

    May 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Huhmm… This airline trip–couldn’t that have been made in the company Cessna 172? Just a thought… Glad you finally made it home safe.

    • flyinggma

      May 5, 2011 at 6:57 am

      The plane is a great idea but how would we have carried the two vehicles home in a Cessna? Doesn’t have enough weight or space available for its useful load..

      • Joe Clark

        May 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

        Naw, what you do is ferry your drivers to the vehicles (which they would drive home) after which, you would fly home.

  5. Todd Pack

    May 5, 2011 at 7:52 am

    That’s a long drive, flyinggma. Changing flats by the interstate is never fun, but it’s especially risky in Florida. People there can’t drive.

    • flyinggma

      May 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      This was the second trip that I have made to Florida in the past two months. Each time driving through the Tennessee and Kentucky areas I have wished I could stop for a few days to check out the beautiful countryside.

      Beautiful for sure…Amazed at the amount of standing water in some areas.

  6. writerwoman61

    May 5, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Glad you guys finally made it home, Jeanne!


    • flyinggma

      May 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Glad to home and back at work. Did I just say that I was glad to be back at work????

  7. harrisonjones

    May 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I always wondered who was leaving all those shredded tires along the freeway. Glad you and your husband are safe.

  8. flyinggma

    May 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    In thirty five years of driving I’ve never had a tire blow out on me before. Pretty scary. Mine happened in rush hour traffic in downtown Birmingham, AL.

    I was following my husband when his tire blew. I was so thankful that neither blowout happened on Sunday as most of the day we were traveling next to motorcyclists returning home from a rally somewhere.

  9. pearlsandprose

    May 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Nooooo! Not more trouble! You deserve a full week of no mishaps whatsoever, Jeanne.

    Wow, 400 people. I thought my mom’s hometown of 800 was small!

    • Jeanne

      May 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      Trouble happens to a lot of people. When it happens you just have to keep a good attitude about it. While they were putting new tires on the truck north of Birmingham I took advantage of the garden center at Walmart and took some pictures of some roses I will share later. I don’t have any roses in my garden at home. I just can’t seem to do the right thing to keep them alive over winter.

  10. JoDee Luna

    May 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I’m so glad you’re home safely.

    • flyinggma

      May 6, 2011 at 6:37 am

      Thanks JoDee, it’s good to be home again.


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