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Blizzards, boxes and bugging people.

Friday, January 25, 2013

We are in the throes of a major blizzard here today, more snow to come tonight and tomorrow. It is the teensy little greasy flakes that are VERY slippery to walk or drive on. I slid right past my street on the way home from work!! I was the only one on the road , thank God,, my traction control and ABS went into overtime but to no avail... I kept sliding down the street, so just went with the flow of the slippery road about a quarter mile, turned onto another street and came back to mine.
I was only going about 15 mph, but he snow propelled me a long ways. I have state-of- the-art braking system, but as my Dad used to say, "It was like peeing in the wind!" NO use...

I came home for about fifteen minutes, long enough to seal and address a box I had to ship to Chicago today. I got back in my car, drove the three miles to the post office and came back home.. The streets were twice as slippery as a half hour before...

I made it onto my street this time, BUT did a doughnut when I turned off the main street!! That drivers training 45 years ago really paid off: I just took my hands off the wheel, foot off the gas and brake, and let my guy do his thing!! He straightened himself out and stopped all alone. Nobody around again because nobody else is dumb enough to BE on the road. I had to ship that box today since the postage goes up again this weekend.

I have enough FOREVER stamps to mail the space shuttle to Mars, but can hardly ship a box from home...

I called assisted living and it seems Mom is magically better today!! I talked to the director last night and told her to tell Mom that if she did not get up out of bed, I would be out there in an hour. She got up, ate, drank fluids,,,,Today she is up walking around, watching tv in the den,etc.. I am thinking of telling this miraculous story to the Pope!!
For some odd reason, she does whatever they tell her if they say I told them to do it...
fear is a powerful weapon,, even though I have no clue why she is afraid!! She is the abusive one, I just look at her..
Oh well whatever works.. emoticon
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  • SHARON10002
    Glad you made it home safe and sound. That's really scary when we've driven all our life in snow, and suddenly you find yourself in a situation you have absolutely no control over.
    So glad your mom is up and about - truly amazing! She probably realizes where you are coming from, and doesn't want to push her luck any further . . .
    1943 days ago
    Maybe, your mom just likes the snow.

    Seriously, they have good days and bad ones and you never know when the next flip is coming. Take every day as they come.

    And be careful driving in the snow.
    1944 days ago
    Keep safe icy roads can be so dangerous. We got that blizzard too and alot of very cold wind and below zero temps
    1944 days ago
    stay in and stay safe!
    1944 days ago
    Dealing with snow sounds challenging. It's warm here. Thinking of you!

    1945 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Snow...Donuts...mmm...OH wait! I meant to be very careful!!!!!

    1945 days ago
    Even mama's afraid of the drill sargent.

    You be careful on those roads.
    1945 days ago
    Please be safe out there. Driving in the snow terrifies me.

    I am so glad that your mom is doing better
    1945 days ago
    emoticon So thankful that you are Home & SAFE!! Not to mention that the Car is in One Piece!! Winter Driving is definitely a Challenge!
    Good to hear that your Mom is adjusting.
    It is Funny, my Mom gets along MUCH Better with me than with my Sister, but when ever Sis is having trouble getting Mom to do something, she says "I'll just call Jeannie and have her deal with this." Magically, Mom is suddenly able to do whatever the task at hand is, LOL! Go Figure!!
    1945 days ago
    LINDA, I had a mental image of you in that car, well done to remember just what you have to do.

    I had never driven in icy weather till Maine and boy you have to learn fast.

    I hope the blizzard goes north instead of east. Hoping you and DD are much better by now. Thanks for the wise comments, hugs Pat
    1945 days ago
    I loved that bit about enough forever stamps...I write a lot of letters to people I've come to know during my mission trips to Peru...so of course one needs "regular" postage.

    Glad your Mom is doing better. I go to a little old lady who just recently moved into a senior assisted living center, and she's having a hard time adjusting. We become stodgy in our old age.

    Blessings on your journey to good health. Glad you made it thru the nasty weather!
    1945 days ago
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