Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dagnabit those winter storms!

Well, I've been doing good all winter as far as driving conditions are concerned. Just missed the one day due to weather. Well, today was a NIGHTMARE in the driving world! They closed Sardine at 7:30 am, which was only about 20 min. after I TRIED to go through it. Luckily for me, I got to the park & ride & decided forget it b/c I'm going 20 mph & I'll never make it through.
Well, at 11 am I decided to have the brilliant idea to try & go through the canyon again! Duh - still semi white out conditions with vehicles off the road in spots. Luckily I made it through that time.
Let it be noted the only reason I even attempted to go to school today is because they were having an open house parent question and answer from 6:30-7:30.
Well, I made it to school in about an hour and a half.
I was able to get a few things done after school - mostly copying pages & pages & pages of missing assignments (GRRRRRR). And then, a whopping 4 parents came to the open house! Yeah, whoo hoo!!
Just before 7:30 one of the second grade teachers printed out the current road conditions for me. (Thanks Teri) I was then informed that Sardine was restricted to 4 wheel drive &/or chains! Go Saturn!! So, I called my Dad & asked him if he remembered earlier today when he told me he'd come rescue me if I got stuck. He kindly assumed I was already stuck. Much to his dismay (but he did it anyway) he came through the canyon and met me in Brigham City & then followed me all the way back through the canyon. (Thanks Dad!)
So, I made it back home after nearly 2 hours on the road. It was fairly decent weather on the freeway until you hit the rest stop just before Brigham & then the snow started again. The streets in Brigham looked like they had (and I'm not exaggerating) 10 inches of snow in them!
Good thing tomorrow is another day (hopefully a less snowy day too). Oh, & I got to come home to find that my driveway did not in fact have 5 inches of heavy, wet snow in it. There was only 2 inches in it - superdad plowed me out earlier!
Hope you're having a sunnier day wherever you are!


Justin & Ashlee said...

Thank heavens for dads!

Nic said...

This is so funny, cuz you have blogged about Sardine twice now and I've commented with a similar experience. I attempted to go through Sardine Tuesday at around 5:45am and got stuck. At first my Dad tried to get me out with his truck but ended up having a cop push my car from behind with his car. I was stuck up there for almost 2 hours. It was fun! >:(

Heather said...

The weather gods are trying to convince you . . .you need to get a job closer to home. I'm glad you were safe.