Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Treacherous Trip to the Store
I admit...when I have a coupon for Michael's or JoAnn's (or A.C. Moore or Hobby Lobby!!) I hate to waste it.
So, I casually mention to Ben that I have to run to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things for dinner. Had I looked outside I might have reconsidered. I mean...I knew that it was snowing.
I did NOT know that it was really TREACHEROUS outside!!!
It was BAD. Really Bad.
I have never been a huge fan of driving in the snow. When I had to go to work every day and I worked 40 miles from home...well...I sure got used to it. But, I never liked it.
When I was in an accident the winter before last, it pretty much ended my driving in the winter. I have to admit...I'm a little scared.
One might actually say...TERRIFIED. Especially on days like today.
So, Ben decided that he would drive me to the grocery store...and I suggested we make a "quick" stop at JoAnn's so I could run in and use my coupon!! Great productive little shopping trip....they had a bunch of goodies on sale!
I didn't like the roads on the way there...but it calmed down a bit by the time we were headed home.
Tonight...we have spent several hours watching people getting pulled out of the ditches near our house. Even the NYS Thruway was closed to Tractor Trailer traffic...a very good idea when it is so bad out.
We lost count as to how many cars were off the road. We live out in the wide open country...so with the heavy snow and the fact that it was so windy....we have some MAJOR drifts out there!!!
Looking forward to staying IN tomorrow!!