Teh Squeaky Wheel
Occu-cats O grabbin’!
OMFG…it’s snowing inside my monitor!!1!squall!!
*Guzzles half a mug of coffee*
Hee! At least there’s no drum circle…g’day, RabBeet!
Well, even though I parked at the top of my driveway, I couldn’t get my truck to move when I tried on Sunday. It just slipped about a foot down the driveway. On Monday afternoon, I was able to get it out and go down the street to the Walgreens. I parked on the street when I got back.
BW had to call into work on Sunday & Monday. She will get written up for missing during a weather emergency. But who cares about that compared to a wrecked car (or garage door) even if she had been able to get out? Of course, all the big wigs got to stay home with no write-ups. She was able to go in yesterday.
Not really wanting to, I drove to the base yesterday. TM had a script that was ready last Friday, but that was the day the ice hit. So I drove over there, with no trouble, just a few scary moments over bridges. But when I got there-around 11:30-they said the pharmacy wouldn’t open til one. I thought I would kill the time at the commissary. The sign there said they wouldn’t open til noon. When I finally got inside, they has no bread, a tiny amount of produce & no fresh beef. It was weird.
Back at the pharmacy, I noticed a line forming outside. So I stood there for 20 minutes until they let us in. Good thing that I did, the line was twice as long when I left. I felt sorry for the elderly/disabled people standing in the cold. Heck, I felt sorry for me standing there!
The trip from the base to The Crackhouse usually takes 20 minutes. But there are a lot of hills, bridges & some of it is freeway. Traffic was okay, but heavy. Then I hit the stretch of freeway (with few or no exits). We were stopped behind a row of cop cars. Ahead of them was a row of sand trucks. In front od the sand trucks were a couple of bull dozers scraping ice off the road. This was an area full of hills & driges. Some people bailout out, but the exits they took were just as hilly & clogged-with no ice scrapers. I would have gotten off, too, but I didn’t know the shortcuts & the roads were just bad all over. It took me an hour to get to her house from the base.
Driving home, I cut through town for the most part before getting on a freeway. It took longer, but the roads were better. When I got home, I went ahead & slid my truck into the garage. It is supposed to melt more today & if I can’t get out, I don’t care!
Heya, Fatwa. I didn’t see you come in while I was slow-typo-ing.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT and Fatwa!
RabBiT -- better to stay home and be safe than be a RabBiT-cicle frozen on the side of the road.
yes, I meant typo-ing.
That icicle that was about 10 inches the other day? It grew & dripped & refroze until it was about 2 FEET long before it fell off yesterday. I’ve never seen one like that before.
Did teh icicle have a ’70s porn-stache? 😉
Heh…that made me grin.
Sorry that BW got a write-up; that just sucks, given the realities of your “weather emergency”.
Also sorry you had to “white knuckle” your way to-and-fro for TM; once again, it must be pointed-out that you’re a Good Gerbil™.
When I got home, I went ahead & slid my truck into the garage.