Slip Slide and Away

_LME9541.jpgIt looks like something from a horror movie, but it’s just me leaving the light on so I know where to pee at night.

Still no snow in the forecast. Damn strange. I picked a helluva year to get a part time job plowing snow. Every morning regardless of the forecast I get up at 3 in the morning and look out the window for snow and to see if I should suit up for work. It really isn’t that big of a hassle, because at 3 am I’m usually due for a piss.

One night in December I got up looked outside. The snow was coming down in sheets. I grabbed a quick bite and headed out, only to find there was no snow, it was clear as a bell. Now I put my glasses on before I look outside.

Yesterday we drove behind the mountains up the creek. I parked in the snow on a slight incline. Willow and I got out for a look around. I only took a few steps before I noticed the truck rolling down the road backwards. Lisa, in the passenger seat, seatbelt still on, didn’t look impressed. I chased after the truck, jumped in and got it stopped.

I thought I’d left the truck in gear, but the warm weather had turned the roads to glare ice and the truck had started to slide. I found some chunkier snow to park on. I wasn’t impressed with the conditions.

Lisa said it was lucky I hadn’t fallen on the ice trying to stop the truck and had it run over me. I agreed, yes that was lucky. She is always looking on the bright side.

6 thoughts on “Slip Slide and Away

  1. Melanie McNeil

    No snow here either. It’s been in the 50s a few times recently. A little cooler today, high in the 40s, with 45 mph gusts.

    As to getting up in the night, we recently put a motion-activated light in the bathroom. It’s the type you could attach over a door, as we did at both the front and back doors of the house. But it’s not attached to anything. We’re still experimenting with where to put it for best activation and least light in eyes.


    1. underswansea

      Hi Melanie, the motion light sounds like a good idea. Too bad they didn’t have a motivational light. That’s what I need sometimes. 🙂 That sounds windy and warm in your neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by. Say ‘hi’ to Jim for me. Bob


  2. mountaincoward

    Scary stuff about the truck running back down the hill. My mother was driving our camping van once on a steep hill and it got stuck on the snow and ice so she sent me out with a shovel. As I was shovelling behind, that started off sliding down towards me – very scary! It didn’t get me though 😉


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