Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Living Dangerously

Who knew driving my son to school this morning would be so dangerous? Not me, that's for sure. When I pulled on a coat over my jammies, slipped a (Dr Pepper) hat onto my bedhead, and wrapped my scarf around my neck this morning it was just like every other morning...

Until I backed the car out of the garage.

And slid straight down our sloped, iced, driveway (thank you, freezing rain).

I'd like to say I was the picture of calm, cool, collectedness as I tried not to take out our brick mailbox, but I think I screamed like a little girl.

Thankfully, the street had been salted and when the tires hit a surface not covered in a thick sheet of ice, the brakes actually worked.


Other than the adrenaline rush, all was well. The ride to school was uneventful.

Needless to say my car is currently parked on the street. It's supposed to get near 40* today, so hopefully the ice will melt and I will be able to get back into the garage sometime soon.

I can hope, right?



  1. I think the freezing rain is the worst! Although we have a storm headed our way (Wisconsin) that is going to drop 8-13 inches of snow from Thursday night into Friday - I'm starting my Christmas vacation early by taking the day off on Friday. No reason to chance fate! (As a side note - just think - your sinus infection/ear infections, etc. should all be cleared up for Xmas!!) Feel better.

  2. Ann, hunkering down sounds like a plan to me! I'd LOVE 8-13" of snow. Send some down here, okay?

    I'm definitely feeling better, so I should be good as new for the holidays (thank goodness).

    Just need to keep that freezing rain far, far away. My car, btw, is still on the street...

  3. Next time, make the kid walk to school.