November 26th, 2006

Grants Pass

Operation Gid-D-Up

Operation Gid-D-Up is about to commence. It is called such because Gideon is Down south in the Bay Area and I am driving down there to get him back Up here.

Yeah. Lame. But it's not even 4am and I haven't had my coffee, yet. So, the name stays.

I should be in Fremont, CA by 6-7pm. Yes, I've read about the impending snow. I have chains for my all-wheel-drive Matrix, extra cash in case I get snowed in or stuck somewhere and I have a very spiffy emergency kit. (Of course I have an emergency kit! What kind of Apocalyptic Girl would I be without one?)

I will be making random voice posts throughout the next three days because I'm *gasp* leaving my computers here.

Ok. Operation Gid-D-Up is commencing. See you on the flip side.
newlips

Voice Post: Interesting Weather

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193K 0:57
“Hello everyone, I'm in Knox Butte [?], I'm more than halfway to Grant's Pass. I figured out the halfway point is right around Woodburner. So.

Traffic and weather were very very interesting between Seattle and Portland. We bounced between 33 degrees and 36 degrees, we bounced between drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, sleet, snow, flurries, and it actually started sticking at one point so we had to drop down to about 30 miles an hour. I'm kind of concerned about what it's going to be like when we drive back up, however, I'll burn that bridge when I get there.

Everything seems to be going well, I'm right on track, and I will possibly call when I get to Grant's Pass. I'll talk to you guys later. Bye!”

Transcribed by: rawdon
newlips

Voice Post: At Grant's Pass

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116K 0:32
“Hey everybody, I'm at Grant's Pass. I'm still doing fairly decent on my time, however I may have to rethink this whole going-to-Grant's-Pass-when-the-apocalypse-comes, because there was a 70 mile snow advisory, and smack-dab in the middle is of course Grant's Pass, so maybe we'll just have to meet there in the summer and then move to someplace a little warmer.

I don't know where I'm going to call from next, but I'll probably be in California, so I'll talk to you later. Bye!”

Transcribed by: rawdon
newlips

Voice Post: Chains are Required

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125K 0:35
“Right. So I'm about 10 miles outside of Medford, and we are about to hit an area where chains are required. This is something I've never done. I have no idea what's going to happen or how long it's going to take. I do know that I am sitting in a parking lot on the freeway, and I suspect my estimated time of arrival of between 6 or 7 is now going to be bumped up a couple of hours.

So, yay! New experiences for Jenn! I'll talk to you later. Bye!”

Transcribed by: rawdon
newlips

Voice Post: Good Samaritan

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212K 0:58
“I am <i>fucking awesome</i>! Not only did I get my chains on, I got them <i>off</i>. Unfortunately, I'm not quite awesome enough, because a couple of girls that I saw having trouble putting on their chains I saw having trouble getting their chains off, and they ended up wrapping the chains around their axle. It's not good at all. In fact, towing is going to be at least another hour, hour and a half.

So we called a friend of theirs, and I'm going to stay with them until the friend comes. Maybe her dad will be able to pull the tires off and get the chains off without having to use the bolt cutter. So, I'll let you know what happens. [???] I wish I was awesome enough to figure out the damn chains.

But mine are off, and my car's okay!

Talk to you later. Bye.”

Transcribed by: rawdon
newlips

Voice Post: Accident ahead

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133K 0:37
“Well, it looks like Jenn and Casey are now being rescued by their friend Katy (and Katy's parents). So I am now back on the road. It's about 3:30. Unfortunately there apparently is an accident up ahead because everything is pretty much backed up. So, we'll see how things go.

I will call you next time I get gas or hit the bathroom or something, just to let you know. Especially once I'm out of the [???] Pass.

Talk to y'all later. Bye!”

Transcribed by: rawdon
newlips

Voice Post: In Willow

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74K 0:22
“Hey everyone. I am now in Willow, that's about 200 miles, which is about 3 hours away. Oh, it's going to be a very very long day. But, there is no more rain and no more snow, and hopefully it will stay that way.

All righty. I will talk to you when I get to Richmond [?]. Bye.”

Transcribed by: multiple users