Hmmm we may be some what aquainted with each other or at least no the names. I lived in that area at the time as well although from what you say you are a smidge older than me . I remember this winter as well made for some fast sled rides behind the elementary school. The snow wasn't powdered it was frozen and crusted over, made the ride into "dead mans ditch" real fun for us kids...lol.I lived in my first apartment then, in St. Bernard, a three room shotgun place.
The main problem with some folks with 4 wheel drive isn't the fact they believe they can drive the normal speed limit,
It's that they fail to realize what's gonna happen when they hit the brakes.
Now, with all the traction control, automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive and such, no one knows what to do when they start sliding, or how to get through when the snow is deep. My wife gets stuck in the driveway all the time when we get a big snow and haven't had time to clear the drive. She pulls into the drive, loses traction and gets stuck. Fortunately, her car can switch to tap shift manual and you can turn off the traction control, so I get in her car and power right through. If you can maintain forward momentum and control your slide, you can make it into the garage, easy-peasy. My car is manual, so I don't have those problems. Driver assistance technologies can only do so much. The driver still has to know what to do when the conditions are too much for that stuff to handle.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
They called off school here today - but not because of snow. The buses wouldn't start, because the temperature overnight dropped to -25. That's not a typo. Minus 25. Crazy stuff.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
East coast got hit hard again last night. I was lucky enough to make it home last night, which unfortunately can't be said for many people. On my commute to work this morning, I have seen 30 abandoned cars along 83 south and other major roads.
That hit was plenty fair. Atleast by a quarter of an inch.
I'm going to miss Johnny Beisbol