Thursday, February 14, 2008

Slippy Situation

What crazy weather we have had this winter. From huge amounts of snow to buckets of rain, I think we've had it all. After the rain we had last night our drive way is a sheet of ice. And I mean that literally!!!

I took the truck out tonight and almost made it to the end of the driveway but all of a sudden the back end slid around and I was facing the other way stuck in the snow. Derek tried to get it out and even the four wheel drive wasn't helping. We finally got the truck out of the snow by me pushing and Derek switching from forward to reverse, forward to reverse, but when we got out of the snow the truck slid across the driveway and into the other pile of snow on the opposite side of the driveway.

So out comes the four wheel drive tractor, aka the battleship. Unfortunately that really didn't help at all as all it wanted to do was slide all over the place just like the truck. We finally gave up on trying to get the truck out and focused our efforts on just getting the tractor back up the driveway. I had to get the kitty litter out because we didn't have any sand. Slowly Derek was able to get the tractor onto the side of the driveway that still had a bit of snow and he finally made it back up into the yard.

Lessons learned tonight
1. Make sure always to have some sand on hand
2. The truck tires are really bare
3. Don't let Jen drive the truck on an icy driveway, not a good combination

1 comment:

Brandy said...

Sounds like a fun time! You would think on an island made of sandstone you would have some sand :-P