The Exodus: Day 1 & 2

I’m late in writing these because I’ve been lazy. That’s life.
Day 1 started with what should have been my final walk to the park.

Goodbye alley

Goodbye alley

Goodbye big mosy tree

Goodbye big mosy tree

Goodbye girl scout park

Goodbye girl scout park

Goodbye faithful duplex

Goodbye faithful duplex

Goodbye.. Oh look. A pretty leaf.

Goodbye.. Oh look. A pretty leaf.

Then a quick trip to Springfield for my final teeth adjustment and my last pineapple whip.

Oh mysterious and delicious pineapple concoction

Oh mysterious and delicious pineapple concoction

Another pretty leaf

Another pretty leaf

Goodbye random Missouri road...

Goodbye random Missouri road…

Then it was time to work.

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And work. And work. And work. Luckily we had some help.

Steven and the brother working

Steven and the brother working

But, despite our best intentions, by 5 a.m. the uhaul was not done.

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Why were we so behind? Why were we not pulling out as scheduled with both a uhaul and a trailer? Well, the reason involves a lot of step-in-law-family drama that thankfully we will never have to deal with again. And no, not Kathy, though she did stop by for a bit late that night, which was awesome by the way! I am going to miss her and the kids *cry*
So we had to unpack the bedding so we could sleep. Luckily the bed was never disassembled so we weren’t bad off, and we slept in the apartment we were never supposed to see again.
Wednesday we got up and got back to work. Okay, no, first we went to eat at the Red Apple.

Goodbye tasty Chicken Parmesana.... Maybe...

Goodbye tasty Chicken Parmesana…. Maybe…

Then we got to work. And worked. And worked. And finally, about 9pm, we rolled out.

Goodbye Bolivar, for real this time

Goodbye Bolivar, for real this time

I was so grateful to finally be leaving – a day late – that the melancholy was completely gone. Replaced with the concern of driving through Kansas City. But luck was with us and there was no traffic.

Blurry but you get the idea

Blurry but you get the idea

Pretty bridge

Pretty bridge

So that was replaced with the worry of being able to unpack everything in Villisca before the uhaul needed returned Friday a.m.
But those concerns disappeared when the uhaul refused to start in Platte City. So, we bought donuts and waited to see if it letting it sit would help.

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It didn’t. So we spent the next six hours playing phone tag with uhaul people and waiting.

La la la....so sleepy

La la la….so sleepy

Finally the tow guy arrived.

Now THAT is a tow truck

Now THAT is a tow truck

Tilting the uhaul. I can hear everything shifting from here. Crash! Boom! Bang!

Tilting the uhaul. I can hear everything shifting from here. Crash! Boom! Bang!

A good Samaritan helps get people the f*** out of the road

A good Samaritan helps get people the f*** out of the road

The sun is coming up!!

The sun is coming up!!

Now an interesting thing about the tow truck. Though we had two people in the uhaul, only one can ride with the tow driver. One. Now let’s suppose you have a pickup truck with you that is fully packed and includes a dog and a cat in the only remaining space, meaning there’s no room for a passenger. What happens? Have you guessed yet? It means that the passenger has to ride under the cat and dog. All the way back to Kansas City.

Hello bridge. Again.

Hello bridge. Again.

We ended up in Kansas where the tow driver dropped the uhaul at the uhaul repair yard.

Wonder if these run?

Wonder if these run?

And then back to Missouri.

KC at sunrise

KC at sunrise

Under the bridge

Under the bridge

Just a cool building

Just a cool building

All the way to the motel.

Can't beat a free motel!

Can’t beat a free motel!

Where it took an hour to get checked in because the uhaul people had gotten us a room in…. Springfield! Yes, Springfield MO, where we’re from!! Ahhhhh!!! But eventually it for worked out and we got our room.

So clean... So tidy... So bed shaped!

So clean… So tidy… So bed shaped!

All tucked in

All tucked in

More later.
Have a good one!
Jo 🙂

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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at http://JoleeneNaylor.com or drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

2 responses to “The Exodus: Day 1 & 2”

  1. sharonstogner says :

    wow, that was an adventure! *shakes head* eventually you will get there…unless an asteroid takes out the bridge this time…;)

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