I gave it a good try. I had a list ready before I went to bed and I hit the ground running this morning. I managed to do so many things that even I am impressed. I crossed things off the list. I added new things to the list. Then I crossed those things off the list. It was a mad dash right up until 4:00. You see, 4:00 was when I needed to leave. I had one stop to make in town, and then I was meeting a friend for an early dinner and off to the bee meeting we would go.
It was very cold today.
We met up. We made our way to the restaurant. We chatted. We ordered. We chatted. We ate. It was fun. We grabbed our coats and headed out to our meeting at about 5:30. We made our way through town. We were on the east side, headed out when we came upon a seven car pile up. As my friend was counting the cars - five, six, seven - we slid on the ice a little. About that time, two vehicles came careening around us.
So, I'm not sure about you, but I'm good.
We made the block, and back around through town we went. We went back to her vehicle, I dropped her off and we both headed home. I only had one problem. My Full-timer was stuck in class. Her class was not going to let out until 9:30. There would be no telling what the roads would be like by then.
I called her and told her what I was seeing. I told her I would stop at the store and pick up a few things in case we were iced in, and I would let her know what the roads were like when I got home. This would help her decide the best route to take home.
It was all bad.
The worst ice.
It is awful.
It is thin.
You can't see it.
It will send you into the ditch in no time.
I made it home. The Man in Charge was already here. We waited for my Full-timer's class to take their break, then discussed what to do. She tried to explain to her professor what was going on outside, but he felt his class took precedent over treacherous weather conditions. She excused herself anyway. The Man in Charge drove me back into town, ever-so-slowly, and we met up with her. Then we had the daunting task of driving both vehicles back home.
For the record, I would have left my truck there, but he insisted I could do it.
He was right. Everyone made it home. Everyone is fed. They are all sleeping now. I am not far behind. I am a little sad about missing the meeting, but it would have been ridiculous out there. I am glad I had dinner with my bee-keeping friend. The conversation was just what I needed.
There's always a next time.