Thursday, December 10, 2009

I hate snow and I really hate ice

The weather here in Kansas has been awful!!! It if fricking cold (and by cold I mean it is snot freezes in your nose cold) and we had some snow on tuesday so all the roads are icy. Yesterday the kids had a snow day, which they were pissed about since they like school. I was less than thrilled to be stuck at home with two grumpy kids so I thought trip to Target you be fun. Boy was I wrong!

First off I had to dig the stupid car out of the snow which took forever and the whole time I was freezing my butt off. Then I had to get the kids all bundled up and ready for the cold. I think my first warning sign that this was a bad idea should have been one of the back doors being frozen shut. With the automatic doors there is no forcing them open or anything so Evan and Harry had to climb under the baby's rear facing car seat to even get in. I had to crawl over the front seat to get back to buckle the kids in.

I made it through the first stop light ok with a little bit of sliding but the second stop light I slid so much that I bumped into the car in front of me. Luckily all that was damaged was the front license plate holder and that was merely bent, but it freaked me out and we went right back home despite the weeping and wailing of the older kids. We ended up staying at home (I even missed my knitting group) all day and watching a ton of movies.

I hate snow and I hate driving in the snow and ice and I hate the city for not using my tax money to take better care of the streets. Yesterday there was no sand or anything on the road where I had the fender bender and it is a main road that is heavily traveled. Today there was finally something but this is a road that should have been plowed and it wasn't. I can't wait for this weekend when it is supposed to be a balmy 40 degrees so that the flipping ice will melt off the roads.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, you have my sympathy! I really hate to drive in snow and ice.
For days it's been very cold for here ----down to the 20's at night. And the houses aren't built for that! We huddle around the woodstove and go to bed early.
Some of my poor plants look melted.
diana

Zephra said...

This is one thing I like about Texas. It gets cold here and sometimes we even get ice but the whole city shuts down and there is nothing but quiet because no one drives. So peaceful.

But come summer time, I will be complaining.

Heather said...

Nice rant! I would much prefer staying home if it is snowing or icy, that's for sure. Luckily we were able to just stay home yesterday during the blizzard. I would have liked to stay home today too, but no such luck.

Arkansas Bartholomews said...

Oh ouch =( My sympathy to you. Glad the sliding didn't cause any more damage than that.

Jaelithe said...

Yup. We get just enough snow here in the lower Midwest to make the roads occasionally treacherous, and yet not enough that the public officials ever seem to feel compelled to create a truly efficient and fast plow/salt/sand storm response system like they have up in, say, Minnesota.

Glad your fender bender was so minor.

I say, get a plastic toboggan, and next time you get enough ice for a snow day, have the bored kids go sled in the yard! (Even if it's a flat yard, they can pull each other around). It's what my parents always used to do with me when I was little and out of school . . .

maw said...

that is one nice thing about living in Utah. The snow removal is excellent.(Unlike Washington state and apparently Kansas)

Karen (Forgiven and Loved) said...

Really? I never would have taken you for someone who blurted out profanities (or "soft-core-profanities") when you got frustrated.
Hmmmm.....