Friday, January 19, 2018

Flashback Friday: Getting Snowed OUT???

Jan 1998:
Just to show you how fast the weather changes in Indiana....for NYE weekend, we went to the in-law's house to celebrate, and while we were gone, a snowstorm hit.  We made it home....but had to blaze our own trail through the driveway!  Our neighbors were complaining of being snowed IN; we had been snowed OUT!  As soon as we slipped and slid our way up our long driveway to be beside the house, then came the fun job of breaking a path to the door, and even having to shovel a spot in order to get the door open.

Then one week later, the snow had melted to only a slushy resemblance.  So much, I even was able to struggle out to a Friday evening with friends, and celebrate a 2-year anniversary complete with vodka, kool-aid, and fruit juice for the one who didn't like grape kool-aid.

A few weeks later, on another frosty morning, my hubby took the kids to school and just before passing an intersection, a kid who hadn't cleared off his front window properly pulled out in front of him.  D had a choice; hit the kid dead on or take a chance on the ditch.  Since there was still plenty of snow on the ground from another snowfall, he tried to inflict little damage as possible to the other car.

His gamble ended up with our car in the ditch and being totalled; the kid's car had the front end crumpled.  The bus driver brought him home, but he ended up having so much shoulder pain, he ended up seeing the chiropractor for many months to come.

An attorney friend assured us he'd take care of everything, and it turned out to be a huge mistake on our part.  Our insurance companies ended up in a fight, and our settlement was not what we expected.  Since the car had been paid off (it was a gift from my family when my grandmother passed away in 1996), and our 'lawyer' was out of state, things got messy.  In hindsight, we should have consulted a local attorney.

Lesson learned.  In the meantime, we still had D's truck, and since I didn't need to go anywhere, I was happy having him drive me around.  Our Ford Escort wasn't up and running.

Next Month:  Valentine's Day!

Present Day:
Temps are on the rise!  We started with -4 on Mon....2 on Tues....4 on Wed, and 23 yesterday.  Supposed to actually be above the freezing mark today, so whoot!

I'm also hard at work on two more secret projects; one I'm nearly finished with, and only need to get my old laptop's HD installed into my desk top, along with the old DT's HD.  The 2nd one will take a little longer, esp since I decided to change some things around.  It might be finished in 2-3 years, lol...

Didn't make it to karaoke last night, since I began falling asleep in front of Life In Pieces, plus I decided 23 degrees was still too cold to walk in, and I'd probably have to give myself a half hour instead of the usual fifteen.

I'll probably make it to karaoke tomorrow, since that walk's only ten minutes!

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