I had an appointment this morning that I really needed to get to. Yesterday I shoveled enough of the driveway that I could at least get the car out without sliding into the garage. I went back out and shoveled a bit more later in the afternoon so I had about 2/3 of it shoveled. My plan this morning was to open the garage door, move my car out, then close the garage door so if the power went out (we are having rolling blackouts here), I could still make it to the scheduled appointment.
I opened the garage door, knowing I was going to be disappointed. Sure enough . . this is what it looked like.
It had snowed about 6 more inches during the night. The snow plow had not been by. They don’t come down our road but they do come down the road we go onto. I texted Jeremy (the guy we bought the house from) and asked how the roads were when he went to work. He sent me this picture of the highway I have to use to get to town.
Of course, including the bridge in the picture didn’t calm my fears.
But, then he said “Would you like for me to come and get you and take you to your appointment? I don’t mind!” I said NO .. I’ll be fine. I hate imposing on others.
Then he wrote Vince and said “I offered to take her and she said no!” Vince said YES! She doesn’t know how to drive on this and by then, the snow plow had passed. I looked at the road and it still looked pretty scary so I told Jeremy . . ok . . come and get me.
And then . . I cried. What did we do to deserve this house and that couple who treat us just like they treat their own parents (who are our age)? So, you can guess one of the things/people I’m thankful for today in my journal!
He came and got me, we drove to Joplin, he dropped me off, went to his office, did a few things, came back and got me and brought me home. Driving through town and seeing all the snow and all the slippery spots, I know I could have done it but I’m so glad I didn’t have to.
Now, I’m not leaving the house til July or later . . because it may be August before all this snow melts.