I'm ready to hibernate for the rest of the winter! I've got enough food in the house to last until mid April - I need to drop all of the weight I put on over the winter anyway. If I take a long winter nap maybe I'll wake up and the last 6 weeks will have been just a nightmare.
Yesterday they predicted that we'd get 4". Since we automatically multiply the prediction by 2 they were right on. All 8" fell during a four hour period. I got home from work OK but I never made it back for the afternoon.
By the afternoon the snow was long gone and John had cleared the driveway. Then the wind started. I didn't get half way to work when I hit a whiteout. The young woman in front of me couldn't see so she stopped - right in the middle of the road. I didn't see her until the last second, I almost made it around her but of course almost isn't good enough. Thankfully she and her baby were both OK. Thankfully my airbag didn't deploy. Thankfully we didn't get hit again before we moved the cars down to the corner where the firemen had set up a road block due to accidents further down. There were so many accidents that it took the police and hour and a half to get to us. Thankfully I didn't get a ticket.
I've been driving since I was 13 (you didn't need a license to drive a vehicle with farm plates way back when) and this was my 1st accident!!! I'm still in shock that I didn't get around her. I'm in shock that my beautiful LeSabre is no longer beautiful.
I took it over to the collision shop and they can't give me an estimate without opening the hood. If they open the hood they don't think they'll get it closed again. I need to talk to an adjuster but they're way behind due to the number of accidents. I'll drive John's car for a couple of days. I have rental coverage but I'm not sure how many days they'll give me. It seems the nightmare will continue.
The wind is blowing again today and we're delayed again. The windchill is -20F right now and since the wind is expected to keep blowing they say we won't do better than -10. This is March isn't it?