Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice Storm 2009

Hey, y'all!

We are going on our second day of being iced-in.

The freezing started on Monday morning (not long after my post), and by the afternoon, the roads were s-l-i-c-k!!!! And I had the joy and pleasure of getting out with the Princess to go pick up the twins.

Can we say "major stress"?

I went about 10 mph, at the most, and still had trouble at the stop signs.

And the other people on the road? Crazies!

The road was filled with crazies. And I live out in the middle of nowhere, so that's saying something.

The only guess I can make is that most of the people who live out here, with the exception of a few, are city-folk who have transplanted to this more rural setting for the fantastic school district and to get out of the crowding in the city.

But they had no idea how to drive on ice.

Rule No. 1 is: Don't drive on ice! As I have mentioned, repeatedly, it's slick and dangerous! Stay home if at all possible.

Rule No. 2 is: GO SLOW! A lot of people must have missed that memo because they were going much to fast to be able to follow the third rule.

Rule No. 3 is: Leave plenty of space between yourself and the next vehicle. Now, this one is just common sense, people. If you're going too fast, and if you're too close to the vehicle in front of you, if you start to lose control of your car, you're less likely to be in a collision if you are back off the other car.

Stay back, and give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going.

It took my husband two and a half hours to get home Monday night, and he counted over thirty cars off in the ditch or stuck in the median because they slid out of control on the road.

Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, and the ice should start to melt away. Yay!

So stay safe, and I'll be back on Friday.


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