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I made it to Oklahoma!!! The kits did sooo good!

post #1 of 23
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Sorry, this is so long, I dont know if anyone cares or is even going to read all of this but I just wanted to share some of my moving adventures.

So, my dad got to my house Saturday night. I went and met him on the highway so I could lead him through the orchard fields, which cuts about 45minutes off the trip. Which I am sure he appreciated, because he drove 1800 miles in 1 ½ days.

Anyways, the next day after we finally found and rented a trailer, we couldn’t get it up the driveway because it was at such a slant that when the trailer would angle upward, it would engage the brake and the wheels would lock! So my dad, with his brand new V8 5.3 liter truck, “scooted†it most of the way up the driveway. Then we unhooked it and pushed it the rest of the way up.

I was so stressed out, I cried while they were loading some of my stuff, especially my treadmill and artwork(which all, at the current time-appear to be in good shape). I have wanted and needed a really good gym quality one for a while, and finally got one in march. It is still not paid off. But they were scooting it and banging it and was having a nervous breakdown, which my dad thought was hilarious. I still have not plugged it in, because I am afraid it will not turn on. $1500 down the drain.

The cats did really good! Okay, not good, but excellent. Not one accident, the whole trip!!!

We stopped at a Days Inn and rested that night, even though we had only drove for about 8 hours.

There was a momma cat there, with 3 babies(maybe two months old) and she was pregnant again. They were for the most part, very nice, and sociable. As soon as I got out of the car they ran across the street. I got my cat food out of the trunk and gave them two giant scoop fulls. They gobbled it down. I felt so bad. I tried getting a hold of Animal Control and couldn’t. I went through a phonebook calling all numbers that I thought they could help, and no one. I would have loved to take them and do more for them. I felt so bad.

We realize that none of the lights on the trailer are working the next morning, it turns out that a wire was hanging down and hitting the road while we were driving the day before. So we found a U-Haul place and they spliced it back together! No problem!!

We were on our way! After about 3 Starbucks double shot espressos(can), 4 red bulls, a Coke, and 18 more hours of driving. We pulled over at a rest area and slept for about 5 hours then got up and drove the rest of the way.

Sometime on the second day of driving, we stopped at a rest stop to fill up with gas and get something to eat. I got a chicken sandwich. Lets just say, we are in the middle of the NOWHERE, it is storming, pouring rain, and I start to get sick. So, so sick. I was crying, I was in incredible pain. So I got on the walkie-talkie with my dad and told him, I am sick, first place we get to stop… ten miles, nothing! So I was bawling now… I told him, I have to go now, and he told me to go on….

Let me just tell you, I had no idea I had such good driving skills. I was doing well over 90MPH through the mountains in the Rain!!! When I finally came upon a city, about 10 miles later, I was really far ahead and our connection was bad. So I ran into the gas station, walkie-talking in hand, running to the bathroom… screaming EXIT 121, CHEVRON! Over and over because he couldn’t understand me.

It was funny afterwards.

I also learned on my trip...

-that old fashioned gas stations still exist(you kow the ones that when you take the gas handle out you have to raise the lever...) it took me like 10 minutes to figure out why the damn thing wouldnt pump gas!!
-that 3rd gear is a marvelous tool for getting a little 2.2L/4cyl up any hill!
-that 117* is just too damn hott!!!
-that rest area bathrooms in the middle of no where are cleaner than gas/truck stop restrooms
-that you cannot sleep comfortably in a car, that is shared with two cats, and is packed FULL!
-you meet lots of 'funny' people on walkie-talkie channels.
-most farts sound the same over a walkie-talkie
-it is hard to fart into a walkie-talking while driving
(dont ask- blame my father)

Needless to say, I am extremley happy to be home. Me and my mom bounced towards each other and cried. I am sure the neighbors were looking out their windows wondering what the hell we were doing.
My brother has changed so much too. I got so excited when I saw him. I screamed and then tackled him. (i think i scared his girlfriend )

I called hubby's parents to let them know that I am here and okay. They want me to come see them. I dont know if I want to though. I dont want them to try to talk me back into anything!

The animals are doing sooooo great!!!
We now have 4 cats in the house(my two-Sara, Chloe, and theirs- TBear, and Jake) and 2 Jackrussel Terreirs.

Sara is scared silly of the dogs, she has never been around dogs though. Chloe is trying to be friends with all the animals. She is just tooo sweet. Jake hisses constantly at my two cats. The dogs are ready for everyone to join in and play. We havent introduced T-Bear yet, she is very mean and anti-social. She rarely comes out of her room, and no animals are allowed in there. She likes it like that. So it will take longer to get them used to her than it will the rest. But we are taking it slow and letting them roam the house and check everything out.

Okay, I am shutting up...

maybe i should have written this in installments
post #2 of 23
So glad you made it safely Meagan.
post #3 of 23
Yay, Meagan, congratulations on reaching home! I think your trip was pretty exciting.
post #4 of 23
Meagan, I'm so glad you're home, and I know you are too!!!

Now you know why they call U-Haul "America's Moving Adventure!"!!!!! Been there, done that, throw away the t-shirt - five times now
post #5 of 23
Meagan I am so glad you made it safe! Don't go see his family until YOU are ready, and always know we are all here to support you
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
Meagan I am so glad you made it safe! Don't go see his family until YOU are ready, and always know we are all here to support you
meant to add that to my post. As my BFF told me when I first separated, "It's all about YOU, girl - don't do anything until you're ready."
post #7 of 23
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thanks guys... i was very worried about something happend, especially since most of the trip we were always miles and miles away from anything, i was paranoid that we, driving as long as we had been, and being so tired, would get in a wreck or cause one...

there were times i was so tired i could just barley keep my eyes open, and when they were open i was seeing two of everything

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i told chris' mom i would try to get over this week... i dont really want to though, but she knows i am here, i dont want her calling all the time bugging me to come over and 'talk'.

i dont know, we will see how it goes i guess
post #8 of 23
Good thread Meagan! I'm glad you had a safe trip because that was a lot of driving! I learned something new about walkie talkies in this thread too!
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Good thread Meagan! I'm glad you had a safe trip because that was a lot of driving! I learned something new about walkie talkies in this thread too!
what can i say...there is not much else to do driving through the middle of the desert
post #10 of 23
yup don't go until you are ready. i'm not sure but do you have a good relationship with her?
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
yup don't go until you are ready. i'm not sure but do you have a good relationship with her?
no, i have a better relationship with his dad... but it is still not great with either of them
post #12 of 23
I enjoyed reading your adventures!!! Glad you and the kits made it safely!!!
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by CyberKitten
I enjoyed reading your adventures!!! Glad you and the kits made it safely!!!
thanks!!
post #14 of 23
I wooouldnt worry too much about talking to either of them unless you are totally comfortable with it. Marital problems should not be the province of the parents per se. I don't know really how to say it but the parents really shouldn't put pressure on the spouses to go one way or the other. Like your parents can advise you and help you like yours are. His parents can do the same for him. His parents should not try to pressure you do do something if you undeerstand what I am trying to say here.
post #15 of 23
Meagan,
I am so so proud of you . What you did took courage and immense strength that you cannot even comprehend right now. This time is all about YOU. Healing will come along with time.

As far as his parents go- if you do see them, only do it when you feel strong enough and when YOU feel ready to (if at all). You are in no way obligated to appease them.

Again girl, I am so glad you are with family now and that you are safe and abuse-free . Let the good times really begin!
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by mferr84
Sorry, this is so long, I dont know if anyone cares or is even going to read all of this but I just wanted to share some of my moving adventure.
Well, I just read every word. I'm glad you are home, and everything went OK!
post #17 of 23
I would say if you go visit his parents, you might take your mother or father along with you, that way, they won't be able to say things to you to try to convince you to do something you don't want to do.

Did you take any pictures on your cross country journey?
post #18 of 23
VERY neat!!! I LOVE Oklahoma!


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.
We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say--Yeeow! A-yip-i-o-ee ay!
We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma--O.K.




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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker

Did you take any pictures on your cross country journey?
of course i brought my digital camera, and its 8 batteries.... unfortunatley, none of them were charged and i had no way of charging them

there only would have been a couple of good one anyway, there want much to look at
post #20 of 23
Quite an adventure. Glad everyone is safe and sound.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
I wooouldnt worry too much about talking to either of them unless you are totally comfortable with it. Marital problems should not be the province of the parents per se. I don't know really how to say it but the parents really shouldn't put pressure on the spouses to go one way or the other. Like your parents can advise you and help you like yours are. His parents can do the same for him. His parents should not try to pressure you do do something if you undeerstand what I am trying to say here.




Glad to hear you and the kits made it back safely!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by mferr84
there were times i was so tired i could just barely keep my eyes open, and when they were open i was seeing two of everything
Road trips are always an adventure. Glad you made it safely and didn't take that double roadway. I remember one road trip where I was exhausted. It really confused me that the exits were the straight-ahead roads and the highway turned. Almost took a dozen exits accidently.

As to his parents, like everyone else here I think you need to rest and give yourself some space.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn
Meagan, I'm so glad you're home, and I know you are too!!!

Now you know why they call U-Haul "America's Moving Adventure!"!!!!! Been there, done that, throw away the t-shirt - five times now
Yes, moving is such a big adventure!! Sorry you had to be sick, that is a real drag!! That poor mama cat & kitties at the motel - I've sure seen that same situation over & over, in various states. Bless you for feeding them! I hope & pray that someone is able to help them soon. Thanks for sharing your story with us!
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