Thursday, March 6, 2008

Holy SNOW

So today has been exciting to say the least.

I had an appointment in Stephenville at 10:00 this morning - so I get up to leave, make my way to the office and it starts to sleet. Not bad sleet but just kind of annoying sleet. The longer I wait to leave the office the harder the sleet gets. No big deal - I figured once I got out of Abilene I would miss the weather and all would be gravy. I'm an idiot. The drive to S-ville wasn't bad - just a little rain here and there.....Then - it started sleeting like mad when I pulled into S-ville. turned on the windsheild wipers and I'll be danged if the dirver side wiper didn't come off the hinge.....it's 30 degrees and sleeting while I'm changing this stupid wiper.

So I have my appointment and we signed the deal so that was great. It's still sleeting so I decide to call it a day and head back to Abilene. about 30 miles south of Eastland it starts to snow.....not just a little bit but a full out blizzard. Snow flakes as big a round as a golf ball - no lie. I don't think anything of it cause I can handle a little snow. Well, it keeps snowing and snowing and the temp keeps dropping. The bad part about snow is it's good at covering up ice on the road. Man, it was wicked slick out there. So I'm poking along, IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE- driving about 40mph when all of a sudden I start to slide. no big deal right?!?! Well, I started to panic when my back end slide to the left....into on-coming traffic....side ways....so I'm freaking out and there's really nothing you can do except ride it out. So....I'm still sliding sideways - in oncoming traffic (basically if someone hit me - they'd hit right at the driver side door) then I get a little grip and the back end decides that it wants to do 180 degree turn so now I'm back on my side of the road....still sliding sideways. Finally I slid into the ditch where the grass and 3" of powder stopped me.
What a rush - not a good rush - but a rush.

So I start creeping along just trying to make it to Eastland so I can wait out the storm. It took me about 30 minutes to go 7 miles. The snow finally let up enough to where I could get on the road but it was intense. cars all along the median spinning wheels and all. Glad that's over.

but - my truck made it and I made it so that's good. At least I got a sale out of the craziness of today:)

2 comments:

Jeff F. said...

Dude.....If you lived in Austin that would never happen b/c it never snows here. Glad to hear you made it home safely. Come visit us sometime!! Later

Caleb & Audria said...

We only got a few snow flurries... glad you didn't get stuck in the ditch!