One Last Whine…

I’m pretty sure I must be boring you all to tears with all my weather whining.  (I’m getting pretty fed up with it myself!) After all, people all over the world deal with much worse situations than I’ve been dealing with.  I do, have one last little story to tell you…so please just indulge me.  Then I won’t bellyache about it anymore.

Today, some of KT’s friends came over to work on a school project.  I have no idea how they managed to get here, yet somehow, they did.  They had been working hard (in between all that laughing, joking around, listening to music, etc) when they realized they needed more pizza boxes.  (Preferably filled with pizza) to finish making their rocket. 

As the county had sanded the roads last night (actually 1:39 AM according to Mimi) and Shaun assured me that if I could back up onto the sanded road, I would be fine, I thought maybe it would be OK.  Despite the fact that I had sworn to hibernate until this was all over, I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and headed out to the Mom Mobile.  Gamely, I backed up the car and promptly got stuck in the sandy ice.  In the middle of the road.  Sideways. 

I went backwards and forward trying to free myself and move the car somewhere…anywhere.  I just wanted to cry with frustration.  It wasn’t too long before all those kids poured out of the house to see what all the racket was about.  Eager to help, they quickly ran behind the car, ready to push it free for me.  Visions of a suddenly sliding car and squashed kids flashed before my eyes.  In a panic, I screamed at them to get away from the car and to stand uphill. 

Relieved that I at least wouldn’t be responsible for flattened teens, I just sat there for a moment and pondered my plight.  One of the kids pointed down the road and I saw a huge sand truck coming up the hill.  (If only I had tried to leave five minutes later) I just knew that I was going to slide back down into him and his huge spiky snowplow.  Unaware of my dillema, he waited patiently for me to right myself (And you know he was laughing at me!)

The truck driver, realizing that I was there to stay, finally climbed down and started walking up the hill.  It took some doing, but he managed to convince me that there was no way I could make it the small distance back into the safety of my very own driveway.  He then very graciously helped me to maneuver myself around.  It really wasn’t that hard, I just didn’t know how to do it.  (Looks like I might have to go find myself a big empty parking lot)
As I drove off, I think I heard a big sigh of relief from the driver.  And I know I heard a big huge cheer from the kids.  It’s good to know they were rooting for me…or perhaps it was those pizza boxes they were rooting for.  I’m not going to ask…


I haven’t played Weekend Word Challenge, hosted by Oddmix in while.  It seemed like a good time. My mother wanted me to post some pictures though…and we don’t want to upset her.  This weeks words, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. are free and dedicated.


Our puppies love being free to wander out in the road.


KT was dedicated to making a snowman.  She really had to work at it as the snow was really ice (note the cubed body parts?) She also made it tiny.  It sits on a plate and the scarf is a bit of yarn.  I believe she named it Roberta. 


This is just a bonus shot!

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11 Responses to One Last Whine…

  1. Gracey says:

    As I tell everyone that lives in snow, I just can’t imagine it!!! I know it will probably be inevitable that we will be stationed somewhere that has snow. Jer would love for us to get stationed in Alaska….I don’t think so! I would definitely be hibernating all year round. 🙂

  2. Brin says:

    What a fun, fun read! I so appreciate the humor…. “flattened teenagers”… and the drama in your writing. Seriously, I’m impressed! Great pictures too. I should take a class from you. The icy road and those adorable kids are a treat!

    Thanks so much for the kind message you posted on my blog. No one’s ever called it cozy before, so you really made me stop and think. You’re too sweet! I’m thrilled you took the time to visit, and will happily welcome you back anytime!

    Stay warm today, and for heaven’s sake, be careful driving! lol

  3. Brin says:

    Oh! And to answer your question, I no longer make oats in a coffee pot. I did, however, until a few weeks ago when I finally got a stove wired in at Freeman House. Seems weird, right?, but it works! Necessity is the mother of all oatmeal-cooking invention. 😀

  4. Jay says:

    I think it might be time for mom to trade the mom mobile for, say a Subaru. That will keep you from getting stuck. And you won’t risk flattening any teenagers. Although, there were a few at Wal-Mart the other day that really needed flattening by somebody. 🙂

  5. mrs darling says:

    Our snow hit this morning and is coming down fast, snarling traffic everywhere. Im not budging! I have no idea how to drive in snow! Glad you were safe!

  6. Tink says:

    The next time someone asks me why I hate snow so much, I’m going to direct them to this post. Oy.

    The pictures are wonderful! I especially love the last one with the girls hamming it up. And the snowman? That’s the kind I would make in Florida, with ice cubes from the fridge. Rock on.

  7. Susan says:

    Gracey-I’m not supposed to live where it snow. I’m supposed to be living where it RAINS! LOL

    Brin- Me? Drama? Whatever ARE you talking about??? I’m still floored over the oatmeal…I figure that’s what microwaves are for.

    A Subaru Jay? Shouldn’t I get one of those ugly H3s instead?

    Mrs. D-smart move. I should’ve trusted my first insinct. Although it’s been icey for a week now…

    Tink-Making them with ice cubes sounds like a great plan! I’ll keep that in mind when I’m living in Tahiti

  8. Lynne says:

    Oh Susan. Ice can be a harrowing experience for anyone. Even those who claim they can drive on it. Do be careful. I’m sure we are in for some [maybe] before ‘winter’ is over. Love the snowman, or should I say iceman. Too cute. Cute teens too! Your dogs must wonder what all this white cold stuff is all about. Mine would be in dog heaven!

    Whine on!

  9. gawilli says:

    Beautiful girls! Best picture ever!

  10. Newt says:

    Subaru’s are the best. I won’t trade mine in for anything. Of course that doesn’t mean that I don’t want a mini cooper or a smart car but that will be the extra fun car. And Smart cars aren’t even avail. yet in the US sigh………but, if you are considering a new car the subaru is a good one.

  11. Newt says:

    oh, and awesome pictures by the way