Daily Archives: Tuesday, 22-Jul-2003

Larry’s Log as a Newsgroup

If things work right you ought to be able to point your newsreader to www.flutterby.com and subscribe to flutterby.larryslog and see this post. Of course things never go right the first time.

Of course things will have to be tested.

And tested…

No, it isn’t working yet, but I’ll get there.

Update: It still doesn’t work and I’m not sure when it will exactly… if ever.

Rough Roads

Living in the Atlanta Metropolitan area I have become somewhat accustomed to traffic jams. I still don’t like them but I know to accept the things I cannot change and listen closer to the traffic reports on the radio next time.

Yesterday I left my home in Lawrenceville at midday to visit my son in Chattanooga. Traffic should have been bearable at the time I left but I hit a snag on I285 heading west toward I75. Some inconsiderate lunkheads had had an accident and that turned a twenty minute drive from I85 to I75 into an hour and fifteen minute nightmare.

I kept my cool.

After hitting I75 Nick, who is my youngest son, and I actually made good time and I was able to drop him off at his brother’s house and make it to a bank that I still do business with in Chattanooga before the 4:00 closing time. I was still in a very good mood for the visit. I was dropping Nick off to spend a week with his brother, Drew, and intended to be back on the road by 7:00PM.

That didn’t work out too well. I got back on the road at 8:30PM which should have put me back home at 10:30PM. That wasn’t to be.

Somewhere around milemarker 328 there was a pile up of eighteen-wheelers on I75 heading south. Rumors floating around on the interstate where I was parked were that it involved five of them. I sat there with my engine and lights off for over an hour. For another hour I was creeping along in 1st gear with my foot off the gas. This was awful!

I pulled into my driveway about 1:30AM this morning. There was a tree laying in the spot I normally park my truck. At that point I felt very good about being gone.