Blizzard of 2010

February 7, 2010

It was unbelievable, and so much fun!

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I decided last minute to pack a bag and head to my brothers house. I live in the DC area and the storm of the century had begun. I really did not want to be stuck at home, alone for the weekend. I topped off the radiator and hit the road.  There was probably 6 or 7  inches of snow down already and it was snowing hard and heavy. There were the usual 4 X4’s like me, doing  just fine, until we encountered a few of you dumb asses: The guy in the white Chevy van? All over the road; The Cab driver who thought he could? didn’t. He was sliding through all the lanes; The guy in the brand new Wrangler Jeep doing 60?  I hope he made it; The person in the ditch? I called 911 for them. People, please, if you don’t have 4 wheel drive, or if you just got 4 wheel drive stay off the road until it is dry again. You can not drive. I know you think you can, but you can’t. Your a danger to yourself, and more importantly your a danger to those around you, including me.

Seriously stay home. You can’t drive.

10 Good Years

February 2, 2010

10 good years. Mostly. I bought my 1998 Ford Explorer in 2000 and it has been an excellent and dependable truck/suv for the better part of a decade. Unfortunately it has begun to hemorrhage antifreeze and my mechanic friend say’s it be cheaper to buy another used truck than repair this one. So…we are about to get the 2nd or 3rd snow of the new year and I can’t count on my truck. Snow is more fun in a 4×4.