12:40 AM Saturday (late Friday night): I have safely arrived in Detroit and am now unofficially officially moved here, though more remains to be done there and I will be going back to see mother and children and give poetry readings and do art exhibits. I have some pieces opening at a show at May Memorial Oct 17 that Erin or Sara will deliver for me, since I won't be there. Much also remains to be done here, there are about 200 boxes to unpack.
The trip was harrowing. The power was out from Rochester to Beyond Buffalo and they shunted everyone off the Thruway and we had to make our way through little Podunk towns and then through Lackawanna and Buffalo with all the traffic lights dead and there was 2 feet of snow on the ground and huge snowbanks and stranded cards in the middle of the road and trees down in the road (lots of them!). IN parts of Buffalo, the roads were icy and snowpacked --and it was snowing.
When I left home, it was a gorgeous sunny fall day.
Keith has to work tomorrow (well, today, actually), he has to get up in less than 3 and half hours.
Since I was on the road all day (all night) (it took much much longer than normal), I have not read ANY of your emails, they'll have to wait, I'm sorry.