Day 2 Winterland
Ok, so the plows got their act together and made the roads driveable for us non-4-wheel-drive morons. Everything was awesome except for two spots:
- The hill in front of my work’s parking lot
- The road going to my house
In the first minute I was in my car, I made a huge driving error and decided to go straight down one of the only un-plowed streets in Durango. This street also happens to be at an almost 45 degree angle. I knew the moment I came to the top of the hill, that it was a mistake. At the very bottom a truck was cockeyed with its bumper smashed into the headlights of a little sedan.
“Oh man. This is not a good idea,” I thought.
Halfway down the hill, I noticed that the same incident had taken place between a red POS Geo and a Beamer.
“Oh Crap. Why I am going down this hill?” I said.
Tire starts to slip. Ford Escort proceeds to ice skate sideways down the evil street. Tapping brakes, now. No Dice. Full out of control sliding commences.
“OH SH**, OH SH**, OH SH**!!” I yell.
My POS 96′ Ford slams into a nice, expensive SAAB, which happens to be parked facing uphill, so I put a nice canyon into the left fender of her hubby’s car. YAY.
At least both our cars were still drivable. At least I didn’t have to pay for a tow truck. At least I was able to pick up LB from daycare before another blizzard commences. At least it was 3 pm instead of 3 am, and I wasn’t alone in the middle of nowhere. At least the lady was nice to me. At least she showed up a few minutes after I hit her, and she was able to move her car, so I could move mine.
So many positive things right?
What does my mother say?
“Its still points against your insurance.”
She also told me that I need a 4-wheel drive vehicle. I have NEVER heard these words come from my mom’s lips. She has lived in Colorado for 13 years now, and NEVER has owned a car with 4-wheel drive. I think deep down she considers herself an amazing driver who doesn’t NEED to rely on something as expensive as 4-wheel drive, and that all those other people who have it are just bad drivers, or wusses. So for her to say that to me is a little insulting.
However, all of the REAL locals around here have told me that we haven’t HAD a Colorado winter in over 10 years, and maybe finally things are going back to normal. I would love it if my mother was forced to buy an SUV, because her impeccable driving ability couldn’t face the long winter.
Now excuse me while I wash the bittnerness from my lily-white, 2008 karma.