Made it back from Montana

@TheHorse (91918)
Walnut Creek, California
August 11, 2019 12:59pm CST
I made it back from the cabin in Montana this morning at 2 AM. I still haven't checked the distance from Idaho Falls to Walnut Creek, but I think I drove about 800 miles yesterday. I'll have stories to tell, but I have to rush off and play softball right now. There is the work on the cabin, the beauty of Montana and its people, the rescuing of two horses from Highway 20 in Montana, the car crash I was in, and seeing old friends. I still haven't unpacked, and have to play softball right now. I'll write more later. Did I miss anything important in the last couple of weeks (here or in the real world)? I haven't even been following the news. I was truly "off the grid." I look forward to chatting with everyone.
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@MALUSE (53485)
• Germany
11 Aug
While you were away the world kept on turning. :-)
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
I thought it might. I could see from the stars that we hadn't tilted off of our axis or anything.
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@MALUSE (53485)
• Germany
11 Aug
@TheHorse That's reassuring, isn't it? And myLot still exists. What more do you want?
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
@MALUSE Should I make a list?
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@Gillygirl (38233)
• Sutton, England
11 Aug
I wondered where you were. We have a new administrator now and @vandana7 has been searching for you. I hope you were not injured in the crash
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
I saw that! And I was able to write Vanny from the library in Lewistown MT. Did she mention that? Nobody injured In the crash. I was able to drive away, but the other person was not. I have a lot of catching up to do here.
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@Gillygirl (38233)
• Sutton, England
11 Aug
@TheHorse I am relieved you were not injured. Not sure where vanny is at the moment
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
@Gillygirl I would guess she's either sleeping or stumbling toward her bed.
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@LadyDuck (241288)
• Switzerland
12 Aug
Welcome back, I cannot believe that 10 days already are gone.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
Time does fly!
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@LadyDuck (241288)
• Switzerland
12 Aug
@TheHorse Too fast.
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@vandana7 (72207)
• India
12 Aug
@TheHorse That sentence from Anna means you should have stayed away a tad longer for her to realize it was indeed 10 days. Evil Grin... you really do not realize when somebody is teasing you, right?
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@Hannihar (72477)
• Israel
12 Aug
@TheHorse Glad you made it back safe. Aren't you tired from all that driving? Enjoy playing softball.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
Actually, I slept well and didn't feel particularly tired yesterday.
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@vandana7 (72207)
• India
12 Aug
He hits the roads and leaves them with pot holes.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
@vandana7 I'm actually a pretty mellow, defensive driver.
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@FourWalls (21004)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Aug
Can’t wait to hear about your crop of dental floss!
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
I actually did plant dahlias near my woodpile. We'll see if they take.
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@vandana7 (72207)
• India
12 Aug
@TheHorse Wow...dahlias are my favorite flowers.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
@vandana7 I hope they grow. I planted at an odd time.
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@oahuwriter (9104)
• United States
14 Aug
So that's why I haven't seen you here mylotting for a while. Car crash...hope you're alright and it was very minimal. Off the grid? I couldn't do that. I need my phone, stove, refrigerator, tv and library computer. Glad you're back!
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Aug
I was only gone for a week. The car crash didn't affect my availability. I made it back to CA the next night (at 3 AM).
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• United States
20 Aug
@TheHorse Glad the accident wasn't serious and you're alright. Stay safe!
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug
@oahuwriter I will--thanks.
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@sophie09 (12927)
• Indonesia
12 Aug
me too, i havent been much active these days
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
Any particular reason?
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@sophie09 (12927)
• Indonesia
13 Aug
@TheHorse i was preparing my schedule for the new semester coming in a week
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
@sophie09 What are you teaching?
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@kareng (18329)
• United States
11 Aug
Wow, what a nice cabin and in a beautiful setting. Is this new to you?
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
No, this cabin has been in our family since before I was born. I love going up there and working on the place. Slow and steady. I just take in the calm and beauty as I work.
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@kareng (18329)
• United States
11 Aug
@TheHorse That is a great little getaway. I'm jealous.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
@kareng It's nice to have a place to go to when I just want to get away.
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@Corbin5 (156267)
• United States
11 Aug
I am looking forward to reading about your trip. So sorry to hear about the crash. Off the grid can do a mind and body a lot of good.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
It was quite refreshing for me. But it is good to have a computer and a toilet that flushes. And a shower.
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@Corbin5 (156267)
• United States
12 Aug
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
@Corbin5 "Keep on the sunny side."
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• United States
12 Aug
welcome home! read through 'n saw that'cher 'lright from yer wreck ('n the lady who caused such, too - phew! guardrails 're not kind). hope yer heart 'n mind're now'n a better place. yer drive sounds 'kin to mine 'f past years. 1300 miles, jest stoppin' fer gas, lol.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
It's good to be at peace and still alive.
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• United States
12 Aug
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
@crazyhorseladycx Where did you go from and to? Did you have a partner? I do a lot of solo driving.
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@andriaperry (90435)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Aug
Yes, you missed a lot! Welcome back!
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
Oohh...what were some of the highlights?
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@andriaperry (90435)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Aug
@TheHorse The biggest was I was told that believing in God was bullshit.Figs, figs and figs. I dug holes and got blisters.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@andriaperry Bullsh*t? That's a tad strong. Was there an irrefutable argument attached?
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@crossbones27 (26960)
• Redlands, California
11 Aug
No the world was full of bliss while you were living in bliss, said no one ever. Glad you had fun buddy.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
No mass shootings, funny quotations from Trump, N. Korea invasions of China, arguments between MyLot members, etc.?
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• Redlands, California
11 Aug
@TheHorse Nope, Nada, nothing, Trump the great leader he is squashed all that and brought world peace for the first time ever. Welcome back buddy we living in paradise. People are dancing in the streets they so happy. They will be making their way to your softball game soon, 100,thousand cheerleaders, should get you motivated for the game.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
@crossbones27 Has he granted me permission to grope them all at will?
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@DianneN (127259)
• United States
12 Aug
Welcome home! Sounds like you packed a lot in on your trip.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
It was mostly relaxing. The car crash was scary as hell.
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@DianneN (127259)
• United States
12 Aug
@TheHorse I’m sure they both were!
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
@DianneN Both which? Oh, the rescuing of horses? That wasn't so bad. People had already pretty much stopped on the Highway.
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@1creekgirl (17769)
• United States
11 Aug
Welcome home. I adore your cabin...it's beautiful. Glad you didn't get hurt in the wreck. What happened?
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
Someone hydroplaned behind me as I was exiting the two-lane highway and sideswiped my truck. She crashed into the guardrail but was OK as well.
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@1creekgirl (17769)
• United States
12 Aug
@TheHorse Wow, glad you all didn't get hurt.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@1creekgirl It was scary when I felt the impact. But once I knew everyone was OK, it became just another story.
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@CarolDM (41636)
• United States
11 Aug
There you are! You found your way back home. And you have been missed. So much catching up to do. We should have coffee.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
Sounds good. I'm on my second cup right now, waking up.
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@CarolDM (41636)
• United States
11 Aug
@TheHorse 800 miles is a ton of miles. Get your third cup of coffee ready. And hopefully get some rest.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
@CarolDM Sigh. I was in a softball tourney today and still have to go to a party. Maybe I won't get called in to work tomorrow.
@DWDavis (18419)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Aug
When you find out what's been going on in the news, you may want to hightail it back to the cabin in Montana.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
I was afraid of that. I think there was at least one mass shooting somewhere. It was not at my cabin.
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@DWDavis (18419)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Aug
@TheHorse Sadly, there were 3 in the space of a week, two within less than 24 hours of each other. On the bright side, Trump wants to buy Greenland.
@JustBhem (61043)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Aug
We have a new Admin and his name is Mr A.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Aug
Got it--thanks!
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@JustBhem (61043)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Aug
You are welcome @TheHorse
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@Janet357 (27617)
12 Aug
is this your cabin? you've got a lovely place out there. i wish you.could more pics of your cabin. i.love seeing such in the middle of nowhere
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
That is my cabin. I have some more pix from this Summer. Some are of my work on the inside and such like.
@Tampa_girl7 (34279)
• United States
11 Aug
Glad that you made it home safely.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
Thanks. It was a little edgy there, but I made it home safely.
@wolfgirl569 (21939)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Aug
Read comments and see everything is ok. Hope your trip was mostly good.
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@TheHorse (91918)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Aug
It was really satisfying. Plus I got a lot done.
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