Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Traffic and the Ear

What's happening in your neck of the woods?  We've had a spectacular two days of really terrible traffic jams.  This happened yesterday on westbound I90.  It was a dry day, but somehow a truck driver managed to over turn his vehicle and completely block all lanes of I90; he was carrying 45,000 pounds of frozen burritos.  Traffic was a mess for hours.

This happened this morning, near Tacoma.  The semi jack-knifed and in the process, pushed the jersey barriers into the other side of the freeway.  People moving in the opposite direction had multiple accidents due to the unexpected appearance of the barriers.  Traffic, again, was a mess for hours.

So, when we leave tomorrow morning we will be driving neither to the west nor the south, so hopefully we will not encounter any of these types of events.

We saw the surgeon this morning.  He said the hole in the ear drum appears to be healing.  Say hallelujah!  It'll be 4 to 6 weeks before it's known for sure, but he said he thought it would be ok.  So, it's not closed yet, but it might be.

We are leaving in the morning.  We're getting out of here just in time.  The weather is shifting into the pattern of rain every day, wind and general misery from never seeing the sun. 


  1. YAY for the maybe diagnosis!!! And YAY for hitting the road to warmer, sunnier lands!

  2. So glad to hear you should be on the mend:) Fingers crossed the healing keeps going in the right direction!

    That truck sure did make a huge mess. You'd think they could roll over a little more neatly and take up the whole highway...haha!