We started our twelve hours traveling up to Seneca to pack up the house. It started out all wrong because my Uncle Mike went the long and curvy route instead of interstate the whole way. I tried to tell them the faster way but no one listened. So needless to say I was so pissed off that it wasn't funny.
When we get just far enough away that we cannot turn back I thought about the gallon of star burst sitting in the freezer. How the hell did I forget the alcohol?!?!? I knew I was going to need all the help I could get to hold myself together.
Going back into the house where we lived without my mom was going to be scary and bring up some feelings that I have been trying to avoid or bury to be able to move on. There was no way around the fact that I have to deal with those emotions once we got there but that will be dealt with when the time came.
I missed all of my cats very much and couldn't wait to see them again! That's one of the things I was looking forward to doing. Yeah I know it's silly to love animals so much but they have been there since my accident happened and I just couldn't bring myself to find new homes for them.
We got to Arkansas and it started to storm so bad that we couldn't see out of our windshield. There was heavy rain, gum ball size hail, hard winds, and loud thunder. I told them welcome to tornado alley! At the same time a big flash of lightning flashed what seemed to be just within spitting distance of us. Marsha started to freak out about seeing a tornado. I said you'd hear a tornado siren go off way before you would see the actual tornado. She still freaked out anyway.
When we reached the house that night we looked around some only to find things a complete mess. Of course everything was a mess with three cats locked in there for months! I wasn't surprised much. We cleaned the bathroom out that night and went to bed.