Today started relatively late. A and I stayed up till about 1:30 last night, watching an episode of Game of Thrones. His mom was pretty tired from traveling from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, so no one woke up ’til 10:30 or 11. Our “starting the day” preparations took a while, so we left around noon. True to my hopes, A drove. No more car Kat for a while!
When my alarm clock went off at 6:30 this morning, I hit the snooze button. It’s Saturday! My brain yelled, And I am really tired! Plus, I was dreaming something really interesting involving walking in the woods, and I wanted to experience more of that.
I kept hitting snooze.
Finally, around 7:30, I managed to pry my eyes open and make myself get out of bed. By 9:15 I was in my car, having drunk some coffee and eaten a muffin while talking to my mother.
After a quick stop in Dexter to get fuel, I was on my way to the Canadian border. Unfortunately, I hit some construction in Detroit, and had to take a detour to get to there. [Read more…]
Today’s drive was mercifully short. My original plan for the day was to drive all the way from L’s place outside of Des Moines to another friend’s house in Dundas, Ontario. But construction delays, combined with bone-deep weariness, the desire to see my Mom, and scheduling issues on the Dundas end meant that I “only” drove to Michigan. [Read more…]
Today started with a rude awakening. I was fitfully dreaming of hurtling down mountain roads, when I heard a strange sound outside my room. I roused enough to realize what I was hearing: the sound of someone rustling my doormat. My nerves came on full alert, and I could feel my heart pounding. Glancing at the clock on the bedside table, I saw that it was 5:45 AM. “My fears were founded,” I thought, “someone is looking for the keys!” [Read more…]
Anyone who’s known me long knows that I love driving. Back in college, I was a bus driver for the University of Michigan, and I’ve been known to drive up to Big Sur (or San Francisco!) for the day. But even for me, today’s drive was a little excessive. [Read more…]