Re: Blizzard warning
It started coming down here around 8 Am yesterday and never let up. And what was even worse is that we stood around at work doing nothing because outside contractors were in our way. Pointless. They finally came around about 10 AM and said they were shutting the plant down at noon, but we could leave at 10:30 (half day). By that time though it's really bad outside. Myself, and a couple other cars, got behind two semis as shields creeping at 20 mph up US 33. I knew I wasn't going to be able to take my normal exit because of it had a corkscrew hill and there was no way anyone could get up it. So I went to the next exit which goes into Bellefontaine, went through town, and though I'd come in from the other direction. Everything was going pretty well, was about 5 miles from home, but I then got stuck in the middle of the road on a Co. Rd. 10 hill I couldn't get up. The road had yet to be plowed. So I sat there for about 15 minutes, cursing Honda for even having us work today. Finally two guys in a 4 wheel drive pulled up, jumped out with two coal shovels and helped me get free. As they were working a county plow truck came by. I stopped and asked him what direction he was going. He was hitting this road and was then going to turn and do the road that goes to my house. So I thanked those two guys profoundly, even offered them some money which they refused, and was able to get back into town, get turned around, and try it again. I also called the wife to tell her my situation. She was worried because even if I could get closer to the house the short road to our home wasn't plowed. I told her that if I can get that close (about 600 yards) I'd park the car close to the side of the road, lock it, and walk the rest of the way. I had my foul weather clothing.
But I was able to make it all the way, turned into the driveway and got it stuck because it was badly blown over. At that point I could care less.... I'M HOME! The kids and I then started up the snow blower, cleared the driveway, and we got the car in the garage.
So my journey started at 10:30 AM, and what is normally a 15 minute drive, was almost 2 hours.
I get to do it all over again today because work is on. The snow has since stopped though, and I'm assuming they've got the roads all plowed. If not, then I'll turn around and come home and - SCREW HONDA!
"panic" only comes from having real expectations