It has snowed for the past six days. So much so, that they have said the amount of snow we have received, has exceeded all of the snow that they had last season. I've told Craig that our timing really sucks when it comes to when we decide to go home during the winter. Of course last year, we packed up and left it for four months, when in hindsight, that would have been the year to spend some time there.
This year, the whole coming home thing was turned upside down, with Craig having to remain on that load of meat going into Montana and Utah. After being shut down on Highway 20 for over 8 hours, they were finally told to divert, as the Highway would not be opening anytime soon, and head north with an additional 150 miles tacked onto their trip. After traveling that secondary route, it was soon closed as well due to a big rig flipping over and blocking the highway.
Onto plan C, and being diverted back up to Bozeman, then over to I90 to Butte and then south on I15 into Salt Lake City. They finally managed to get into the Salt Lake City area by 10pm Wednesday night, almost 12 hour past their appointment time. Speaking of which, they were able to reschedule their appointment to 5am Friday, which left them to sit and relax on Thanksgiving day at a local truck stop and at least enjoy a hot meal.
Yesterday, they were given the assignment to dead head over 900 miles to Salinas, CA to pick up a load of produce today. Looking at the weather radar maps, they saw an approaching storm and wanted to beat that storm going over Donner Pass in California. They were safely in the company yard, having avoided the storm by 9pm last night, and in Salinas this morning by 8am.
We still don't know when he will exactly be back in Spokane and in position to rescue me from my own personal snow globe that I've been in for the past 6 days. There is a chance of it letting up on Sunday and Monday, and I'll either get up enough nerve to drive down to Spokane, or Craig will rent a SUV and drive up to take care of things at home and then I can drive the SUV back down while Craig follows in our pickup. In either case, we will have yet another story to reminisce about in the years to come.