Though the actual move with the movers went smoothly, the car ride from Florida to Ohio was anything but. We left Florida in the wee hours of April 16 and that afternoon we'd made our way to Chattanooga, TN and stopped for lunch. A few hours later while going through Louden, TN, my mother's car blew a tire while going somewhere close to 70 mph. She and my sister and their three cats were in the car and they were following behind the car I was in with my best friend and her husband and we were pulling a small U-Haul trailer. The sound of screeching tires was so frightening, especially when I realized it was my 76 year-old mom's car that was making the noise. Her car was headed into a median with a very rough terrain, but luckily she side-swiped a sign that pushed her back onto I-75 and she was able to get the car under control and stopped without involving other cars or sustaining injuries. They were extremely lucky and we were all thankful no one was hurt, besides the car. (over $9,000 in mostly body damage) The accident held us up for about four hours but we were back on the road by 7:30 pm and continued on. Again, we are all incredibly grateful we all made it safely because it could have easily had a much different outcome.
It feels really good to be settled and to begin a new routine here in Amelia, Ohio. It's such a nice city and so close to Cincinnati, where there is so much to do, unlike whee I moved from. I finally started reading again this month and now that I have my home office set up I'll start posting reviews that have been stacking up since March, when I had to be out of my house. It's also nice to have all my stuff out of storage! Here's a peek at some of the books I'll be posting reviews for in the coming weeks::
- THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews
- COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer
- THE BLUE by Lucy Clarke
- THE GUEST ROOM by Chris Bohjalian (Audio Review)
- PRETTY GIRLS by Karin Slaughter (Audio Review)
I'm looking forward to visiting the blogs now that I am all moved in to see what everyone else is reading. I feel so out-of-the-loop! As for today, I plan to do some laundry and spend some time reading. Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and please visit again soon!