Tuesday, January 22, 2008




I LOVE MY 4 WHEEL DRIVE.


Its days like this that I am so glad I have the 4 wheel drive. Yes, its somewhat of a gas guzzler. And yes, its not cheap otherwise to drive. But after driving in worse weather than we have had this week for more than 20 years with cars having varying degrees of bad tires, no heat, running on its last legs, I have no guilt driving a car that makes me feel safe in this kind of weather finally.



Lots of schools closed today. We really didn't get that much snow, but in trying to get around, and the time it would take cleaning up parking lots and roads, it really was better for everyone not to have the added traffic.



I left early, but even that didn't make much difference. And what did I see on the snowy, slush covered roads, but a bicyclist, right down the busiest street around! Crazy or dedicated, I don't know which. You wouldn't catch me doing that!


And I have learned my lesson from Saturday's frozen run. I will stay in for this week at least. Temperatures today were actually quite "balmy" at 20 degrees, but the snow depth would make getting around quickly not a possibility. I actually didn't see any runners out this morning. They probably were all shoveling!

10 comments:

jahowie said...

I feel the same way about my Jeep. I thought about getting something a little better on gas mileage, but I really like the 4WD. Cycling this time of year is nuts in my book. :-)

Marcy said...

A cyclist in that?!?! WOW!! That's insane LOL

Flo said...

Oh Brrrrrr!!!!! I can not imagine cycling in that kind of weather. That's insane!!!

Sunshine said...

Snow pictures!! Good to show the warm climate people what this stuff looks like, all piled up.

cindy said...

That's a lot of snow. It's beautiful, but I'm not sure if I'm tough enough handle that much!

We don't have 4WD on our vehichles. We got our son an old used Bronco to drive, and love having it when it's icy or snowy because it does have 4WD.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

It just keeps coming and coming. We got another couple inches too. At least it doesn't have time to get all dirty. Still, I'm ready for the thaw...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

holy smokes - a cyclist out in that stuff? i think cRAzY.

we got lots of snow last year in early Jan, nothing much so far this year though. just cold weather...

bill carter said...

Wow, that is a lot more snow than we got.. stay inside this week. Spring is only how many days away?

See Zanne Run said...

i would just love it to dump once here. just like your picture - all piled high. we just get pathetic little 1/2 inch dustings that send everyone into a tizzy ... they all have to run to the market for milk & bread and the news casters deliver the "storm forecast" in their parkas. its all very silly. and while i did, for the first time ever complain about the snow the other day, i do really wish we could get just one nice big one.

Sunshine said...

Keep shoveling! Spring will come.