Monday, January 31, 2011

1,470 miles down ... 830 to go ...

Today was a very long day! Drove a total of 13 hours to get to the current location ... Colorado. Once in Colorado, wanted to be sure arrival in Denver happened so that any lost time was made up. But let me tell you this, after driving up into the mountains then driving back down them, I now hate mountains! :) Why? For one it took forever to get up the mountain in a UHaul filled to capacity. Second, when coming down from 10,000+ feet, the pressure that is caused can be painful. My head was pounding after the repeated up and back down. I don't think I will be visiting Colorado again any time soon. :)

So right now a total of 1,470 miles has been driven and still need to go another 830. Estimation shows that arrival in Chicago will happen around 11pm or Midnight tomorrow. So this means another hotel for the night so that the keys can be picked up in the morning. So it is going to be another 13 hour day of driving. The driving needs to be done by then because I hear that Chicago is in for some nasty ass weather. Don't get me wrong, that is one of the things I love about Chicago, but driving a UHaul in it is a different story completely! Friends have told me that Chicago is going to get hit with about 23 inches of snow over the next week. The weather forecasts say there are going to be whiteouts and the roads are going to be icy and slippery. On top of that, it is supposed to feel like 30 below on a couple of days. My dog is going to hate me!

Anyway, I guess I should end the post and get to bed. I have not been sleeping well since the move has started and the nights have been spent in hotel rooms. My mind is constantly thinking about all of the things that are going to happen and the things that could happen. I have also been having really strange dreams/nightmares pretty much every night so far. I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, in my own room, in my own apt!

It is chilly here in Colorado. So much so that my nostril hairs froze up! I am scheduled to have internet access set up on February 2nd (my birthday ... be sure to check out the Wishlist I posted if you are interested in getting me something ... wink wink) I hope they don't cancel due to weather. I will probably due on last update from the hotel in Chicago tomorrow night.

Thanks for taking the time to follow this adventure. It's been fun and interesting!

3 comments:

Rich said...

It's mess in the Midwest, so please take your time...

Edward said...

Hi Jason, Welcome to cold Colorado I have been following you for some time great blog.I hope you have a safe journey. Ed from Colorado

nycguy said...

I actually drove up and down those mountains in snow! Not a lot of fun. Of course it was just with a loaded up SUV - not a UHaul. But still...

I'm a new reader -- just started while you've been on your journey.

Good luck!