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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Joys of Cellphones

Post Dated Sunday November 27.
A realization hit me yesterday as I was walking to work. I was up for 20 hours on Sunday and 18 of them were spent in a moving vehicle. You see I woke up at 7am at Jenn's house. Drove home, then got in Thom's van and spent the next 11 hours driving to Lincoln in some crappy weather. Then 15 minutes after I got here I had to work Security til 3am. And that was leaving work early. So that was my long sunday. But... on to the topic of my title.
Cell phones rock when the driving conditions suck. Not only can you call home and tell them you are going 30 mph, but you can also call the other 3-5 cars that are headed back to Lincoln. Not only are there that many vehicles on I-94 and I-29, but they all have cell phones and we were able to call them. It was really nice knowing that Ross and Ryan were about 45 minutes ahead of us, we passed Anthony and Mikaela's car load and Kristen was about 45 minutes ahead of Ross. I would call Ross to see if they conditions were better or worse, he would call when it got slick. We could call home to check the road conditions even when they kept coming back the same, "crappy til you're out of South Dakota." Also we were able to call Amy and Tim to check on their progress since we had their kids in our car. We were slow going and so were they but they still beat us by at least an hour or two. And the final most important reason I love cellphones is that I can call Jennifer any time of the day, or in this case, night. It still amazes me how willing she is to be woken up in the middle of the night just to keep me awake at Security. I would not have made it through a couple nights of work if it were not for her listening ear. Cellphones are one of those contradicting necessary evils.

2 Comments:

Blogger Terri said...

Hey Jeremy, why didn't you call home and let us know how your drive was! I kept hearing about the terrible roads but I asked Curt if you had called and he said no so I figured maybe you had made it ahead of the storm. Glad you made it back safely.

11/29/2005 8:36 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

your welcome.^^*

11/30/2005 12:33 AM  

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