They live in the Heber Valley, about a hour away from home. When I left to come home on Sunday there was a huge snow storm the night before. I was about half way down Provo Canyon when traffic came to a stop. The Highway Patrol was telling everyone there had been a small avalanche and it was going to take a couple of hours to get it cleared and traffic moving again. I was bored so I decided to keep a log of what was going on in my little mind....just for fun.
Stuck in Provo Canyon because of an avalanche..don't panic
It's a parking lot, no one can move..other cars are boxing me in an I'm parked next to a hill..panic!
Turning off engine, hope I don't freeze. I can hear them blasting in the canyon. OK I'm freakin' out!
Will I get out, will I survive? This could be a made for TV movie, who would play me? Kathy Bates?
I need to go and comfort some of the people in other vehicles so they don't panic, that's what a made for TV hero would do.
No one else is panicking..
Take deep breaths, think happy thoughts, sing a hymn.
I'm hungry...check my purse for supplies...M&M's, two bite size pepper mint patties. a fortune cookie, OK there was two but I panicked and ate one, must keep up my strength. Another blast!
No more cookies, OK so I'm a nervous eater...
Took a short nap, awakened by more blasts.
Evaluate my life..
Re-evaluate my life..
Made contact with the outside world, thank goodness texting works in the canyon.
M&M's are all gone, no wonder I'm not good at dieting...hunger sets in...deep pangs of hunger and fear...OK so I skipped breakfast.
Wonder if some of the people have extra food in their cars...if I had more M&M's I'd share.....Oh they're all so selfish I can tell just by looking at them.
Maybe I'll make contact with the truck driver behind me, surely he has food and blankets and maybe a TV. Good reminder, never leave the house without make-up!
The U-Haul next to me has a picture of a camel on it...wonder what camel tastes like? wonder if it tastes like chicken? wait I don't even like meat .Note to self, "self never leave the house without eating breakfast."
Trapped over a hundred minutes,I'm amazed at my endurance, I never knew I had it in me.
Despair and regret are taking over my mind...
A guy just walked by and saw my pepper mint patties so I hurried and ate them...oh my gosh what have I done, out of food...I'll never make it, things are getting dark, so many unfinished craft projects, who will finish them....must rest
Oh wait, there's movement, engines starting. I'M SAVED, I MADE IT! Oh I knew I would make it... it's just fun to use my imagination!
Just another day in the life of me.