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renniekins
renniekins
Home Safe
I left work a little bit before 7. I waded through snow that was as deep as 7 inches while I dug my car out - this took a good 15-20 minutes. Then I drove home....carefully! It was really slippery out, and even on I-75 there was no evidence of the road at all, let alone the lines on the road. Just dirty whiteness. It probably took me almost 40 minutes to go 8 miles! My car did a lot of sliding, and I was very nervous, but eventually it got me home safe and unsquished.

Arriving home, I parked my car in the street and picked my way to my door, stretching to match the still-visible tracks of my mailman. The unmarked snow was probably 7 inches deep. When I got inside, I peeled off my soaked socks. My nice corduroy pant-legs were pretty wet too, so I left them with the legs dangling into the bathtub to dry. Then I bundled up in nice warm snow-resistant clothing and ventured back outside!

It took over an hour shovel my driveway, sidewalk, front walk, and porch. The snow was light and fluffy, which helped, but there was just a lot of it. At least I got my exercise for the day! It had stopped snowing by the time I finished, which was nice: hopefully I won't need to do anything more in the morning.

At 9:15pm, I easily drove my car up my nicely shoveled driveway and tucked it into the garage. I went inside, stamped off the snow, peeled off my many layers, and made myself some nice hot soup. It's good to be warm, and it's good to be home!
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: January 15th, 2004 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you made it home. Dress warm today, looks like it's cold up there. By the way, it's 60 degrees here right now.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 15th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Now that's just mean! I dressed warmly; thanks for the warning.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: January 15th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Although it is raining.
stillriver From: stillriver Date: January 15th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a lot of work indeed! Will you make "Duke with a shovel" icon now?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 15th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
haha! Not a bad idea!
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: January 15th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
We need to get you a snowblower.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 15th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. Or at least we need to fix the broken one sitting in my garage...!
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: January 15th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I can stop by and help you load it into your car and take it to some place to get it fixed.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 15th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds great...thanks!
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