Friday, April 10, 2009

Virginia to Wisconsin

Saturday morning, March 28, 2009

I am now back at Ma’s place in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. I left Twin Oaks on Thursday morning at about 6:20 am. I arrived here about 7:30 a.m. EST, today (Friday). I stayed in the Knight’s Inn Motel near Shelbyville Indiana last night, after covering about 650 miles in about ten hours. I took I-64 to a spot near Lexington, Kentucky, and then went north on I-75. I arrived in Shelbyville (home of a huge Honda manufacturing plant) by 4:30 pm on Thursday. I didn’t want to try to drive any more yesterday, since I would soon be hitting Indianapolis, and then after that, Gary, and Chicago. Ten hours of driving is enough in one day. It was drizzling lightly when I left Twin Oaks, and the rain increased during the day. When I was in West Virginia, is was coming down pretty hard and steady. The rain didn’t let up until I crossed into Kentucky. I had a burger at the Waffle house about 4;30 pm, then watched TV in my room for a while, but I went to bed early and woke up about 2 am, feeling rested and ready to go so I had a shower, then a quick breakfast at the Waffle House before hitting the road at about 3:30 am. I managed to get through all of the big cities before the rush hour traffic started. It was about 44 degrees when I left Indiana, but dropped to 31 by the time I got to Waukesha.

The crocuses are just starting to bloom here.

 Today, the temperature got up in the low fifties during the day and it was sunny and nice. After Julian and I returned the car to the Airport in Milwaukee and before supper, I gathered seeds from the asparagus patch. I figure that if the asparagus that I planted years ago in the Ningunsaw Valley has been flooded out, I’ll need to start a new patch. Now I’ve got hundreds of seed at no cost. If I have time in the next two weeks I can gather a lot more.

Right now, I am using the NEO keyboard that Dream gave me. It is a lot handier to use for keeping notes like this. Handier than the laptop. This thing boots up instantly and is so light and easy to carry around. It weighs less than a pound and it sits very nicely in my lap.

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