Saturday, December 20, 2008

Interrupted by winter

I had a bout of teen-like invincibility yesterday that led me to be driving home in this



I decided to drive the hour from my home to the video relay center despite a predicted snowstorm. Four to six inches were predicted so it didn't seem as if it would be too bad. It wasn't on the way in to work. Once I got there, I realized quickly it was a bad idea. But I stayed for my six hour shift, you know, working for yourself, you don't get a day off or paid leave of any kind, so I figured I might as well stay - maybe it would clear up?

Wrong.

I had a similiar drive home as this guy except it was at 35mph. Instead of an hour to get home, it took be two and a half.



Ugh.

I drive a Honda Civic which isn't renown for it's ability to drive through the snow. Alot of the problem with it is that it's very low to the ground. If snow accumulates and the roads aren't plowed, I can get stuck in the middle of the road in 6 to 8 inches of snow. The same goes for my driveway.

The Bean Counter works with numbers, not a snow shovel and he drives a four wheel drive (which he did offer to me but I declined. I don't know how to drive it in an accident - almost killed myself in a spring rainshower once - will not drive it except on a dry summer day). So, we hire a truck to come to plow our driveway - but only at 4 am in the morning. He doesn't plow at night.

So you know where this is going. I got home to an unplowed driveway.

The rest isn't pretty. I spent another 40 minutes digging myself out of the driveway.

That's my last round of teen-like invicibility for awhile.

4 comments:

LLYYNN said...

Cindy, I'm so happy you are safe! Wow, what a view of snow. I hope you are in for the duration and don't have to get out again until spring - LOL!

one-eared pig said...

I'm glad you made it home safely. Snowblowers are the best winter-related invention, IMHO.

Deb said...

Sheesh Cindy! WOW! What a snow storm - you are a far braver lady than I!!!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Lynn, One Eared and Deb! It's still snowing here on Monday morning. It seems that we're having 3 storms in a row. I've lost all my bravery - called off work on Sunday and early Monday morning!

Stay warm!
Cindy