Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 82

swoop just before they were about to go over the u-haul smashed into a guard rail, amazingly straightening them out. (Talk about guardian angels) At this point, I was headed quickly for a nervous breakdown. Never had I driven in a snowstorm like that, let alone with my cargo. At this point, a six hour drive had turned to nine and we weren’t even in Houlton yet. So the fifteen cups of coffee had turned to twenty immediately. I was visibly shaking. Of course the almost accident did scare my son and husband, but later they bragged at “How awesome that was and how cool it was that they almost tipped over.” At least the father and son had something to laugh at the rest of the way to our new home. Once we arrived at our farm house, the snowstorm that we hadn’t heard about had been an 18” snowstorm in which we had followed the whole thing north. We had no driveway, just mountains of snow. Already having my jeep into 4x4, I backed up a bit and floored it, crashing through the new snow just to get off the road. Fortunately, we were carrying the plow to the truck in the back. After bringing all our belongings in cardboard boxes, we were exhausted!! I had set the chickens up in their barn, come inside and unpacked my bedding, bed and pillows. Immediately put on my cozy jammies and cried the stress out of my system. I went to bed at 6:30 and crashed, once my head hit the pillow, I was out like a light. After sleeping 12 hours I woke feeling refreshed and ready to start a new day…. and yes, Buster gave birth to 10 adorable little puppies. 80 Our Farm SUMMER & FALL 09