Very, Very Monday

I was awak­ened this morn­ing by a phone call.

“Cyn? I was in an acci­dent. I need you to come get me.”

Hear­ing a part­ner say that on the phone guar­an­tees an instant wake-up.

Thank­ful­ly, curiousmay9 is fine. Her car isn’t. 

Today was a nasty, fog­gy, rainy day. It was­n’t pour­ing rain, but an inter­mit­tent mess that encour­aged hydroplan­ing. She was one of many affected.

I called upstairs and gave shad­owkatt the same kind of wak­ing jolt, “Hon­ey, curiousmay9 had a wreck, we have to go get her.”

Now, I was won­der­ing why the heck curiousmay9 was where she was as late as the acci­dent hap­pened because she is usu­al­ly at work by o’dark-thir­ty. She’d left home late because she was tired and the weath­er was nasty.

Traf­fic was still ridicu­lous­ly heavy and slow, so it took us a while to reach her. The police offi­cer was just fin­ish­ing up the paper­work, though, while flirt­ing with her. I can’t blame him, honestly.

We got her to work, then went ahead to the aller­gist for Katie’s twice-week­ly shots. The library was briefly blessed with our pres­ence, though we were remind­ed that Cob­b’s libraries suck. Tru­ly. Then we went home.

I man­aged to do some laun­dry and a round of kitchen clean­ing, and was just fin­ish­ing lunch when curiousmay9 called again. There was a prob­lem at the rental car office, thanks to red tape (insur­ance com­pa­ny, etc.) So off I went again into town.

Now, when I left, I had about 3 hours before it was time for shad­owkatt’s tap dance class. I should have been able to get there and back with no trouble.

Except today, when the nasty weath­er led to a wreck on every sin­gle major road I hit. I am not kidding—I‑20 east. I‑85 north, then south. There was a jack-knifed trac­tor-trail­er on I‑20 west as we came back, which had been hit by three cars and anoth­er 18-wheeler. 

The hour-long dance class was more than half over by the time we got home. It takes 45 min­utes to get there, so the girl did­n’t make it at all 🙁

At least sam­bear got the warn­ing about the sit­u­a­tion on I‑20 before he got stuck in it. Even with that, it took him more than 90 min­utes to get home.

Tomor­row will involve more bureau­cra­cy and shut­tling of cars and peo­ple around metro Atlanta as we deal with the after­math of the accident.

I think the whole world should stay home on days this nasty. Just telecom­mute, okay? It makes more sense!

Cur­rent Mood: 🙁exhaust­ed
Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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