We’re Back (It’s a Miracle)

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Well, we’re back from delivering our busted hard drive to a data recovery house somewhere in the Watchung Mountains.

Great Caesar’s ghost, it was a nightmare! Neither Patty nor I had been up there in years, and the whole area is unrecognizable. The route we were given was tricky and complicated, and when we had to stop for directions, a couple of the people we asked gave us bum steers.

Even worse than that was the traffic. It was as if someone had turned a gigantic tap and cars and trucks came out instead of water. And all those other drivers, they were flyin’! I wouldn’t have thought my car’s exhaust pipe could have been so fascinating to so many people.

We got a bit lost coming back, too, but it wasn’t as bad as going there. Eventually we found Park Avenue in Plainfield and it brought us home.

And where, I ask, has this day gone?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “We’re Back (It’s a Miracle)

  • Erlene

    My son described about the same sort of thing when he and family took a short vacation down the coast of Oregon and into California. Nightmare replete with accidents and traffic jams. Glad I don’t make these trips any more.


  • Linda Sorci

    Sounds like the stuff of nightmares for sure! Besides advice to say a quick prayer of thanksgiving for your safe return and to sit and relax with a nice cigar, I have one question – well, actually two, Will you have to go back there again to retrieve your property? and will you remember the way?


  • ellensallas

    Are you going to be able to salvage your data? That’s always so scary for a writer — *chills*


    • leeduigon

      I am so glad I have the custom of sending each half a dozen chapters to my editor as I write them–so she has everything I need, as far as my books go.

      As for recovering the data–well, the guy gave me a definite maybe.

      Sounds like this has happened to you.


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