I love snow. It’s pretty, bright white blankets of fluff covering the ground, deck, rocks and evergreen trees. I could sit and look at it all day long. Sigh…
And then it starts to rain. NO! Not rain! Aw man! I DO NOT like ice. A thick hard sheet of slippery fun covers the yard, driveway and deck.
I don’t think much of it. I’m taking some of my kids to play board games with their Great Gramma. We load into my sister’s Jeep and I put it into 4 wheel drive. Nothing is sanded yet. I’m thinking it’ll be just fine since my car can drive on it, right? WRONG!
Almost as soon as I start down the driveway the Jeep starts to slide. I tap on the brakes to see if it’s going to help at all. Um NO! Nope! I take my foot off the brake. Now I’m sliding sideways….down the drive way.
Alyssa is freaking out, just a bit. She scares so easily. Colin says, “Um Mom?” Like he wonders if I realize that we’re sliding. Haha! Yeah…
We stop at the bottom of the driveway; thankfully. I decide to be brave and try to keep going. I get the Jeep going in the right direction and start slowly driving. I’m sliding all over the icy road. Yep. I’m not going anywhere. I pull over and stop to let Gramma know that we won’t be able to make it this time.
I very carefully and slowly start turning the Jeep around. Back up. Stop. Pull forward. Stop. Inch by inch I turn around and drive back up into the driveway; keeping the left tires in the snow on the side of the road as I go. The Jeep slides as I turn it into its parking spot and then comes to a stop. Sigh. Well THAT was fun!
We all get to spend some time sanding! I think this is the ONLY part of winter I don’t enjoy. Haha! ICE!
Even a week after that ice came, it still covered the driveway. Some small patches had melted. Bring me snow…ANY DAY…instead of ice!