What a Drive!

This song title sums up my drive home from working... Chasing Pavement...




Yesterday my 15 minute drive took 2 LONG hours!!!


Overturned Big Rig Shuts Down Eastbound 210 Freeway
KTLA News
January 14, 2009
The big rig was said to be hauling 50,000 gallons of liquid asphalt when it overturned, blocking all eastbound lanes. About 1,000 gallons of the liquid spilled onto the roadway and some also made its way into storm drains, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. The lanes were expected to be closed until 3 p.m., Villalobos said.
No word on what caused the crash. Crash occurred at 5:41a.m.

This is also my excuse for no paintings or proper post... sigh... soooo... I hope you ENJOY Adele's music!

MORNING UPDATE: Last night hurrying to put something on my blog... I called this a "nothing" post basically... BUT... the more I think about yesterday... it is SCARY!

I was basically STRANDED like everyone else... this was one freeway... one incident... WE ARE NOT READY FOR A NATURAL DISASTER!!! Had something happened to my children yesterday... I would've had NO WAY to get to them... SCARY!!!

What is the solution? A fold up scooter or bicycle in my car? The roads were parking lots!

25 comments:

Judith said...

Oh dear what a mess, such a beautiful truck too. These kind of things you just have to put up with, its just a waste of two hours.

The Muse said...

hope everyone was ok...terrible thing!

lunarossa said...

What a disaster, Fifi! Hope nobody got hurt, but then it is the environment that usually pays its toll. Didn't know that Adele had made it in the US. Love her music and she's still so young! All the best. Ciao. Antonella

Kristen said...

Don't you hate it when that happens!

amariaf2000 said...

I say that's a pretty good excuse for no paintings today! I like Adele's music ever since I so an interview on her.

Rachel said...

Oh I love Adele...love her stuff! This is a great song.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Dang! That sounds perfectly yucky (no the song...the accident!)

Miss Kris said...

Oh...no, It's no fun sitting in your car trying to get home for 2 hours. It was an accident and hopefully everyone is OK! I can't wait to see you picture for tomorrow.

Little House on Green said...

Thankfully I don't take the 210 to work, but I do watch the news every morning to figure out the best route. Doesn't it seem like it's a daily thing with this big accidents and freeway closures? Why can't we work from home :) :)

Fifi Flowers said...

HELLO EVERYONE... I've added an UPDATE to this post... and a QUESTION... Are you ready for a natural disaster... had this been one... I would've been in BIG trouble wher my kids are concerned.

Judith... It was a waste of time... I wish I had a book on tape... it would've helped.

The Muse... I didn't hear of an injuries.

Lunarossa... I'm sure i was not good for the environment... they say the spill went into storm drains.

Amariaf2000... I had many old paintings I could've shown... but I'm saving them for a new feature on my blog... a weekly Fifi Auction with bidding starting @ 5.00! I found Adele via cable music channel!

Rachel... I love Adele... I purchased a couple of her songs via itunes... and NOW... I'm thinking I should've just bought the album! Isn't funny they call them "albums"... hmmm

Linda... traffic is YUCKY!

Kristen... I do hate traffic!

Miss Kris... There will BE a painting for tomorrow... I'm Hooked on Painting!

Little House on Green... I mostly work from home... I go into The Skin Care Shop once a week to go over my marketing/sales plan for the week. I picked the WRONG day to go in this week!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thank you for reminding me why we left CA for the quiet of Oregon. I do miss the warmth sometimes but not the Parking lots AKA FWYS. I am so glad you were all right and I hope you had a cell phone so loved ones could be notified. Something my husband didnt have for a long time when traveling FWYs almost daily when he was working.

TRES BELLE said...

WOW!! 2 hours!! Glad you finally made it home safely. What a trip!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Cris... my cellphone was VERY handy! I kept in touch with hubby in case he had to pick up kids... there is day care after school but it only goes to a certain time. At one point on the road it took me 15 minutes to get 1 blk... 2 other streets FULL of cars were merging into a NIGHTMARE!

Tres Belle... it was quite a trip... I have to add that I do NOT like to drive in the first place... so it was definitely not my cup of cafe creme! ;) I would say tea... but I soooo do not like tea... sorry tea lovers.

Make Do Style said...

Oh dear! Chaos indeed.

Please feel free to use the header - I've got it as a jpeg or just save direct from my blog!

Muffy said...

Oh Fifi, I saw it on TV and was SHOCKED! How terrifying! I suppose you could always take streets....let's not think about it. I will think of one of your pink and green paintings instead!!!! MUCH better visual.

Mama said...

Sorry you had a rough time yesterday Fifi with the Big Rig accident and all, I am glad nobody was hurt, but you are so right it is scary. I love that video, Adele is so talented and the guy is cute too. Kathy.

MIMILEE said...

OH, FIFI, so sorry about your freaky day, girl!! Just glad you made it home and all is well!

nikkicrumpet said...

It is a bit scary to realize that you can be trapped on the freeway with no way out. Sorry you had such an awful day!

Pink Heels said...

Although I always find it frustrating to be in the midst of a major back-up, I am always grateful that I am not the cause of it.

La Belette Rouge said...

Poor you!!!! I hate LA freeways. I had another I hate LA day. Why? The f'n 405. I HATE that freeway.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank goodness it turned out okay. You are right, we need a plan. thank goodness for cell phones..once you are stranded on our freeways you are just stuck.
Lidy

Fifi Flowers said...

Make Do Style... thank you for the header!

Muffy... lol... pink & green visual better... lol... anything is better than traffic!

Mimilee... there is no place like home!

Nikki... being stranded is AWFUL!

Pink Heels... that is soooo true.. I am happy to not be involved in an accident

Belette... sorry you had a hate l.a. day... the 405 is the WORST!

Frnch Garden House... we must work out a plan... very important!

Fifi Flowers said...

Mama... I love that video too... I will have to look more closely at the boy... I didn't pay attention... hmmm

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Fifi, I hope you have a relaxing and safe, perhaps even creative, weekend!

With such accidents and long waits in traffic chaos, I always have to think, well at least I was not earlier out of the house, or else I might actually have been part of the crash myself, if you know what I mean...

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooops.. I see an error in my comment... my paintings will open bid @ 15.00... I forget the "1" ... silly moi!

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