We didn’t see many cars, but it was dark, so we might have missed them. Hard not to see those big rigs turned over in the dark.
We got home about three hours ago, after driving almost 940 total miles. Glad that is over with. We had to take a different route thru south KY to avoid more snow, but didn’t see any more bad weather. Thankfully it stayed around 40 all day.
We got to the bottom of our driveway at about 5:20, but didn’t get to the top of it until 6. That’s because there was about two inches of snow on the lower part of it, and the car couldn’t get more than 50ft up the hill without it spinning out. And this with our front wheel drive Accord. Once it stopped going up, it would slide back down the drive. Quite frustrating and a bit scary. After 4 tries I said enough.
My wife went up the hill and got some road salt and a shovel and tried to clear me a small path. I tried it again, and then I was able to stay at that spot. Then I put it in 1st gear and gunned it, and with wheels spinning furiously I slowly made it up the final 50ft and hit some of the gravel, and finally made it to the top!
We unloaded the car and cranked up the heat, and turned the hot water tank back on. Our cat came out to see us, but the dog didn’t, which is odd because he always greets us when we come home. After unloading stuff, I went down to the barn to see if he was in his hay manger, which he was. He appeared to be OK, but maybe spooked. I found a bag of fertilizer laying by the barn ripped a bit. So we’re thinking he might have got jumped by some coyotes. He came in house like he was scared. So, who knows.
But, after all that, it’s good to be home. Back to the grind. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get down the driveway. Plus, we’re supposed to get a couple more inches tonight.
I. Hate. Winter.