Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Slams Us

My Uncle John and Aunt Mary invited me to join them for lunch today at the Abbotsford Community Centre/ We had chicken borscht. It was a Christmas celebration, of sorts.
That's my aunt Mary in blue. Beside her is Aunt Leeza, her sister. And beside her is someone else whom I am related to by marriage. Uncle John and Aunt Mary:
I left Abbotsford at 12:20 pm and got onto the freeway AKA "Nightmare Winter Highway".
THIS is why I drive a 4x4:

And this is why it took 3 hours to get home:

Ahhhhhhhhh. Winter.

I hate it.

And then?
A piece of ice got stuck under the windshield wipers so that the ONE SPOT on the windshield that I look through did not get cleared:

And my visibility went from 100 to 10 (%) for the last half of my commute.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. I drive a tank.
2. I don't live in Alaska.
3. I have one gas fireplace that works.


ramblin'andie said...

holy crap. Glad you made it home safely.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I am glad I did not drive. I got to the Yarrow exit and turned back after seeing 6 accidents. From the # 3Road exit to home, 2 more new accidents. One involved 2 semi trailers and a car. Time to stay home.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Was your visibility 10% because of the wiper thing or BECAUSE OF THE CAMERA.
The stove is going off again; i gotta go.

Jane said...

Yeah, the camera lens does distort things while driving.