We got sleet, snow and that dreaded “wintery mix” yesterday. Snow doesn’t usually stop me from driving. But sleet is an entirely different animal.My original plan was to wait for it to stop snowing and then go to work. When the mix of sleet, snow and rain started in, the light bulb finally came on and I realized the weather was going to win and I needed to suck it up and just get going while I still could.
Did I mention that we live in the country? Well, we live in the country on a gravel road. Our road is one of the last to be bladed. Our driveway usually gets bladed (thank you Jim) before our road. But Jim was at work, and neither the drive or gravel road had been bladed. So I knew it would be slick.Halfway down the drive I realized I forgot my cell phone. I tapped my brakes. I kept going. Tap, tap, tap. I finally stop. Now I am creeping to the end of the drive to turn around on the flat part of the road and back up far enough to get a run at the drive, so I can go back home for my cell phone. I made it this far back up the drive.
Past experience has taught me that more times than not this drive wins. And one of the things I love about my job as Church Secretary is that I work on my time schedule, with the one real deadline being that the bulletin needs to be in place by no later than 5:00 pm on Saturday. So I made the executive decision to stay home.
Looking to the heavens, I head out on foot.
It is a short walk, but I still can’t resist my “I’m disgusted” look. I used to be a master of this look, but with my kids grown and gone, I’m a bit out of practice. Watch out Jim, I need to perfect “the look” again and I need someone to practice on!
The part of this that really sucked is if I could have just gotten to the black top, it was clear!I hope all of my friends all over the country are safe and warm. This storm system has not been a nice one at all.