Monday, November 12, 2012

Snow in Salt Lake

Wednesday Husband and I made an unexpected trip to Salt Lake City for a friend's funeral. The viewing made me cry, the eulogies made me laugh, and the grave dedication made me thoughtful. I was glad to say my final goodbyes and wish my best to his family.

The plan had been to drive home Sunday morning, but a little something-something postponed our trip* about three hours:

This was actually taken BEFORE the brunt of the storm.
Cue me sliding on the freeway going only 20 miles per hour. It FREAKED ME OUT. I've never had to drive in such poor conditions before!

Husband and I pulled off the freeway and into a parking lot, where I called my dad and got the storm RADAR. After a while we started creeping north, then got back on the freeway, which had thankfully been plowed (all the while it is STILL SNOWING). Really glad we replaced our windshield wipers that morning.

Fortunately, the storm was heading south and we were driving north, so we broke out of it fairly quickly. Unfortunately, it made us drive the last half of our trip in darkness [AKA made Husband drive in darkness because he's super nice to me and took the wheel when I had jelly-butt], but thankfully the mountain passes were all clear. We got home around 9:30 PM. (So grateful that the time zone change saved us an hour!)

Our apartment was FREEZING (we have baseboard heating and turned it off before we left) and we woke up to snow this morning. Looks like the storm caught up to us!

*Trip also meant I only wrote about 1,500 words over the last five days. Sigh.


  1. I'm glad you made it home safely.

  2. Oh man, that's horrible. I'm so glad you made it out of the storm alright. We got over a foot of snow at our house in under two days.

  3. Pssh. Word count. Hanging out with your sister is way more important.

  4. I miss snow. Yea, even the terrible driving conditions.

  5. Oh my gosh! I had to drive that night down here and I was TERRIFIED... Going 35 on the freeway and praying for my life that no one hit us or that we spun out of control... Sooooo scary. I'm so glad you're okay! And no stress about the word count!

  6. Glad you made it home safe. I remember the first time I tried to drive in a snow storm, and sympathize heartily with the phrase "jelly-butt."

  7. I live in SLC and stayed in all weekend. I don't ever drive in weather like this unless I have to. I feel like I will be safe to come out of my hole on Tuesday.

  8. i HATE driving in the snow. I'll never get used to it.

  9. Oh man! We got dumped on here. It's horrible. I hate snow! Well, that's not true. I don't mind snow, but I hate the cold and there's snow when it's cold. I guess they kind of go together.
    Anyway... enough of my weird tangent. Glad you guys made it home safely. Sorry that your trip was over a funeral, but hope you all find peace and comfort.

  10. Sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad you were able to go to his funeral and were able to make it home safely. We have yet to see snow here in Ohio.


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