Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Long Trip

We made it home safely from our trip to Cleveland.  It was good to visit with family.  We saw my mom on Thanksgiving and then spent time with the other side of my family Friday and Saturday.  My dad and stepmom have a new house in the Cleveland area and it was great to see their new digs.  We're going to have some very efficient visiting the next time we go to Ohio.

The trip home was brutal.  We got through most of the miles without incident.  Then as we hit the last 25 or so miles of Virginia traffic started to back up.  It turns out that there are a lot of people who have never seen a minor fender-bender before.  At least that's all I could imagine given how they slowed down.  The same thing happened as soon as we hit I-40.  What should have taken us about 3 hours took about 4.5.  But we did make it home after all.

We had a little problem with our new HVAC system Sunday night.  It got pretty cold, so the gas furnace should have kicked on.  Unfortunately, there was a problem with a wire and it never did, so it got very cold in the house.  They came out and fixed it on Monday, but we won't know if it worked until tomorrow night.  Until then we will enjoy the balmy weather.