Thursday, February 03, 2011

What blizzard?

Oh yes, there are huge piles of snow around; if you're reading this before dawn, you can see by my temperature-indicator on the sidebar that it's well below zero.  However, most roads are passable now.  At noon yesterday, not all of them were.  
If you recall, yesterday morning found Cliff's sister's car still in a ditch.  


Here's what our nearest highway looked like from the cab of the old Ford pickup as we headed to the rescue.  Pretty, but not very good driving conditions.  


Rena's car looks rather lonely, doesn't it, sitting abandoned like that?  We saw lots of cars off the road in snowbanks, on our way back home.  


Cliff and Rena started digging with snow shovels.  I was just dying to help, I even begged.  But someone had to document this episode by taking pictures.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.  


Cliff found a spot where he could hook the tow chain.  He said his chain was too big to fasten securely; all he could do was hope it would hold.  


It did, and we were on our way home.  We turned around and went home a different way, since 24 highway was in much better shape than the road on which we had come.  


Piles like these are going to be around for quite a while, unless someone figures out some way to get rid of them.   
We survived, and lived to tell about it!

4 comments:

Lindie said...

And supposedly more snow coming on Sunday! But my relatives in NH sent pictures of their garage nearly buried in snow so we aren't as bad off. Even my daughter down near San Antonio had all her water pipes freeze!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you did the pictures and got home safe and sound too with the car. That is an awful lot of snow. We have mountains like that too but they have accumulated and are not all from this storm...The piles we have shoveled by the drive way are now to high for me to lift the shovel up and over anymore. I sure hope some of it melts before we get anymore. Take care and keep warm there!

Margaret said...

Wow--that's a LOT. It's pretty, but treacherous. Glad the rescue went well.

small farm girl said...

I'm glad you DID survive. Now, on to spring!!!!