Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow Day

Saturday morning Ryan was meeting a friend to go duck hunting. I had to wake up at 6:45 am to take him to Tom's house. When I walked outside there was 6 inches of snow on the ground. YUCK!!! I cleaned the car off and took him over to Tom's house without to much trouble. The main roads weren't that bad. On my way home I was OK until I got to the driveway. When I went to pull into the driveway I slid and missed it and ended up on my lawn. Well let me tell you now, I should have stayed there. But oh no I couldn't do that. I just had to try and get back in the driveway. Well I was STUCK!!!! I finally got myself off my lawn only to get my front tires stuck in the gutter so the rest of my car is sticking out in the street. It is now 7:30 and to early in the morning to wake the neighbors and of coarse Ryan isn't home to help me. So what am I going to do? I sat there and tried to go forward and backward for about 15-20 min. I thought to myself what do I do when Ryan isn't home and I need help, Call Dad. Well that doesn't do any good when their power is out and their cell phones aren't turned on. Finally my neighbor across the street walked over and scared the crap out of me. He started to dig me out and then another neighbor came and started to help him. After about another 15 min. they got me out and I was back in my driveway. I got my snow blower out and got the snow cleared away. I vowed not to leave my house for the rest of they day when Samantha came in to tell me she had to go to violin lessons. Oh crap is all I had to say. I now had to drive her 3 blocks up the street in the snow that hasn't been plowed. I got her there just fine but on the way home when I was turning onto my street I slid and almost ended up on my neighbors lawn. It wasn't quit so traumatic as earlier and I was able to get myself out after only a few minutes but I went home and I stayed until the plows came through the neighborhood. By the time it was done snowing we had 9 inches of snow. Thank goodness for snow blowers. I would hate to shovel it all.