Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sick of Driving in Bad Weather!!!

Ok, so within the last week I have been in multiple scary driving situations!

Last week when we had the 50 mile an hour winds I made the mistake of trying to drive home from Chicago. It was terribly windy and blowing but I was too stubborn to stop and stay over because I hadn't brought any clothes with me. I kept pushing it and then when it got bad I was past all the places I could stop to actually find a hotel to stay at. I called friends and familly for moral support and scared them half to death as I would gasp when my visibility went to zippo. I've never wanted to cry that much when I've driven before. It literally would be fine and then you couldn't see anything at all. When you're coming to a complete halt on the interstate, it's a little freaky to know that someone may come barreling into you from behind. You couldn't even see the lines on the road. It was as if you had just driven into a white wall. Freaky!

So now that I'm hypersensitive to this drive, two days later is when Chicago got 9 inches. I stopped the day early because I wasn't about to get stuck in that again. I stopped the day at noon and a 45 min drive still took me close to two hours. I may have been driving like a grandma but I wasn't taking any chances!

Superbowl Sunday, I was driving home from Morton and the roads were slick. Weird day for weather. It's odd to have thunder and lightning when there is like 6 inches of snow on the ground and then sleeting. So as I'm driving back I can tell my wheels are slipping and these idiots passing me keep kicking up crap on my windshield making it harder to see. I was about a half hour late to pick up Whit from work. A half hour drive took me well over an hour!

Then yesterday, from start to finish it sucked, but the drive to the hotel was the worst part. The longer I drove the harder it rained and the colder it got. By the time I got to the hotel, the rain was freezing on my windshield. I looked at the weather today to find out that the weather is only supposed to get worse, so like my subject said, I'M SICK OF DRIVING IN BAD WEATHER!!!!

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