I hope your days of bad weather travel are close to being over.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm   Post subject:   

Our school did a dumb thing recently, well, 2 dumb things. One ,they let out school an hour early when the broadcasts were for farther north. Then one day they did not call off schools when they should have and people were sliding and buses were stuck .They said it was because the tower they used to communicate with the drivers had recently blown down by the tornados and straight line winds here. But we also have tv and radio and the polar report.So I chalk that up to just bad planning.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:36 pm   Post subject:   

I think we can all be guilty of bad planning from time to time. But hey its winter. Guess we will just have to sit it out and pray for spring..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:24 pm   Post subject:   

Oh, I swear that was the most miserable 183 miles (one way) of my life today. I left here early wednesday morning and the weather was good, we started hearing the forcast and I was getting really anxious last night. But I made the entire accident free, but not idiot free. When I left late morning to head home there was ice coming down, I thought there is no way I am getting home safe, well I had my doubts the whole way, I had tractor trailers passing me, I was going steady between 55 and 60 mph, which did not seem safe to me at all, but it was either drive or be pushed. I see why when there is an accident it is a major one, they are just ridiculous on the turnpike, just plain nuts. I smoked a half a pack of cigarettes that 76 miles of my trip.



I am home and happy to be here, theres my trip to main office over with for the year. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:53 pm   Post subject:   

Congrats on your safe return good natured. I was thinking of you when I heard of the impending storm. Yes the interstate is insane. I think you are a brave one. I will not drive it good or bad weather. I hope your days of bad weather travel are close to being over.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:58 am   Post subject:   

Welcome back good, glad to see that you made it home safe and sound. Good to hear that you won't be traveling for a long time now. Just think after a trip like that, every day truck to work isn't so bad no matter what the weather.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:09 am   Post subject:   

Nasty weather in Ohio today. Rained like cats and dogs. In fact I almost stepped in a poodle.



Snow...sleet..freezing rain. Thank God (or Allah, if you prefer) that I am only 7 minutes from work.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:43 am   Post subject:   

I had the ride from hell today, I was actually sick in the stomach at the thought of getting on that turnpike with those trucks, they are bad enough on good roads, put a wintery mix in the pot and it was awful, I was so glad to pull in and get stuck in my drive way, LOL. The car is still where I got it stuck, had to come in the house sit down and have my coffee, love up the dogs and cook dinner. I am sooooooooooo glad to be home again.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:41 pm   Post subject:   

Glad you made it there safe. I probaly would have left the car sit there too. Theres only so much a person can deal with in one day. Do you have a hubby that can move it. After your ride I wouldn't even want to go back out the next day and deal with a stuck car. Are roads were awful until later in the day. I hate the big trucks myself. They seem to scream "Get out of my way or I'll run you over". Around here i've seen lots of heavy trucks take out little vechicles and it never turns out well. Looks like you got the weekend to recoup good natured. Rest up and enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:02 pm   Post subject:   

Got the car un stuck today, LOL, had to plow the drive way and then it was driveable, I knew this would happen when I bought this car, I have a four wheel drive truck and have always had two four wheel drives here, but this car is so easy on gas, so I bought it. It is front wheel drive and does really well most of the time, our driveway can be a mess when we get a few inches of snow. But everything is cool today.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:25 pm   Post subject:   

Warm and cheerful today...a balmy 30 degrees. But...more snow coming next week. Thank God for SUVs.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:43 am   Post subject:   

Welcome back GoodNatured. Glad to hear you made a safe return. I hate driving in a lot of traffic myself. I am afraid of the 18 wheelers.I had to turn into my drive once nearly on 2 wheels because there was one to close and to fast on my rear.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:08 pm   Post subject:   

The driveway business is scary for me too. My driveway is pretty long and it gradually goes down hill. I hate when it snows cause its a pain in the buttfor days afterwards. I have to have my truck to get out since there is no way of turning around once you pull down in. On top of that the contractor was paid to put a french drain pipe in so all the water didn't run down in but decided to keep the money and for go the pipe. My husband and I were both working when this construction was underway.We thought since he was a friend of my sisters and her sons little league coach, we would be able to trust him. All the water causes ice and when it warms up it becomes an ice skating rink. Gonna go with my own instincts this spring when it comes time to polish off the land and the driveway and get the guy I had in here before winter set in. I had to call him in after we let the other guy go but there wasn't enough time to finish up before the crazy weather started. Can't wait for spring...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:36 pm   Post subject:   

Skating rink, not fun for driving on, will you have a turn around point put in? This is good if you live near where traffic is passing a lot. Hope you get it cleared up soon.

Goodnatured, I am glad to see that you made it home safe, sorry to hear that you had such a stressful drive. Hope you can stay a little more local now. glad you made it home.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:36 pm   Post subject:   

Yes definatelt a turn around spot. I was actually thinking of making a driveway loop so you can just drive right around. I want to leave a small grass area in the middle and put a flag pole in and some flowers. Kind of dress it up a bit. I don't pull out onto any main highways..all country this way, but it would still make it easier, especially in the winter months.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:26 pm   Post subject:   

Here we are so muddy ,we don't have to worry about getting stuck in the snow .We have to worry about getting stuck in the mud.It has rained so much here that allw e have is mud.I let the dog out and she brings so much mud inside. Our yard is like a mud bog! I will be glad when we dry out some.It did snow here yesterday ,huge wet flakes ,were so pretty but they melted fast.

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