My name is Brittany and I’m the typical southerner. This means I can’t drive in snow and ice. Sigh…
Hubbs has been taking my SUV the past few days because of the snow and ice. So yesterday when I had to get out of the house, I was left to take his car. Luckily the sun was out and I heard the main roads were virtually problem free, so I hopped in the car, took the back entrance out of the neighborhood and went about my business.
On the way home…
my mind must have been occupied and I decided to take the front entrance of the neighborhood. BIG mistake.
Halfway up the big hill (that was basically a skating rink), my tires starting spinning and I started sliding backwards down the hill.
Has that ever happened to you? It’s basically the worst feeling ever! You have no control. I gently pushed my breaks, then the emergency breaks and I stopped. PHEW.
Around that time, a wonderfully nice man named Rodney parked his truck, hopped out and headed my way.
He tried to help me move with little luck. Meanwhile, 3 other cars tried to make it up my hill, and failed. Yes, that’s me looking through my back window to watch the 3 car pile up occur.
We decided we had to stop my car from being the 4th in the pile up. Rodney drove me home where we happened to have a giant bag of rock salt. We arrived back to the scene and got to work. Around this time another man parked his truck (noticing a theme here? TRUCKS are good for this kind of weather) and came to help. With the help of a bag of rock salt, some twigs and the muscle power of 2 strong guys pushing my car, I finally got safely to the top of the hill!
I couldn’t thank these two men enough! Once I was parked safely at home, Koda and I went back to check out the damage…
What. a. disaster.
Even the big ice plow that was there to help was slipping on all the ice.
Needless to say, it was quite the adventure and I felt so lucky to have help and to have gotten home safely to my pizza…
and my puppy.
***Health blogging will return tomorrow. Today I’m just thankful to be ALIVE***
Have you ever had a scary experience with winter weather??