Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to Take a Decent Day...

...and turn it into one in which you mutter every F-, B-, MF-, C-, and S-word you can muster...

It was an icy ride home last night. Not nearly as much snow as expected, but much more freezing rain. I drove home slowly, carefully, and safely. And then I got to my driveway. While backing the truck into the driveway, I slid right over the landscape timbers surrounding the parking area (seen directly under the "G" in DODGE), leaving my rear axle on the timber, the rear driver-side wheel in limbo.

Under normal circumstances, I could work my way out of this situation. But given the fact that there was a nice, fat layer of ICE on the entire parking area, it was no go. Hopefully Wonderful Coworker/Neighbor Matthew can help me out of this predicament tomorrow.

Same sad story with the other, non-4x4 cars. I dug around each car's driver-side wheel, but all they did was spin and go nowhere. Unfortunately, since this area was dug out previously, there's nothing but ice in front of the cars.

Can you see the sheen in the picture above? My yard is nice and icy, with a good 3-6 inches of snow underneath. While walking to the shed (above, far left) to get some Ice Melt, I was wading in crusty snow up to my knees.

We didn't even get mail delivery today. No doubt due to poor Jill (mailperson who walks the route) looking at our driveway and going "Nuh-UH...No way no how."

Yeah. Joe, you owe me big. Please come home soon.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Maybe you can get the cats to help you push the truck?

...hopefully that made you laugh...

Anonymous said...

Amy, that made me laugh! Beth, hang in there!
-Cambria

Pam said...

Made me laugh, too. I'm having hot cocoa and thinking warm thoughts for you, Beth.