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I just had a horrifying stuck in the snow event, in my own driveway. Tried to get up the hill, moved backwards. Tried to back up in order to see if I could move forward again, went farther backwards, sideways, etc. Got shovel and anti-skid, tried again. It got worse. I ended up sort of halfway in the ditch/where the water flows under the driveway. John called the landlord to come plow. I called AAA. It looked really bad to me, and apparently to them as well. John was there as they pulled it out, but I hid inside. I think I did pretty well. Though I should have stopped when the car wouldn't go up the driveway anymore the first time. I panicked a bunch, but managed to remain coherent, I think.

Man, do I ever want to move now. I was afraid something like that was going to happen in our driveway. John almost got stuck this morning in the driveway. Lots of snow. ugh ugh ugh. I still feel shakey. Thank goodness the car's okay.

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kiserai
Dec. 14th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. Ewww. I'm glad I live in Texas. I would have freaked out/cried/hand an anxiety attack. Wow. Not fun. I definately feel your pain... our family house has a driveway that I slid off of once into a ditch when I was learning to drive. We got a tow truck and I wasn't allowed to drive for weeks. Now I'm afraid of things like that. *comfort*
kissmary
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
It almost makes me want to move to Texas! Or else get my own house with a short driveway.
johnmeier1
Dec. 14th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
House Hunting Time!
kissmary
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
Mary wants a house of her own. :)
mrwoolite
Dec. 14th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
Similar things happened to me last winter with my driveway, except for the ditch part. I just almost ranover a couple people while sliding down my driveway.

Next house is definitely having a flat driveway.
alazrael
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
The difference is that you were disappointed that you DIDN'T run them over. I bet they were old people too, just to make you feel worse.
kissmary
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
Steep driveways are horrible in the winter. Ice=suck.
jameel
Dec. 14th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
Last year, I used skidding to park the car. It rocked. It sounds like you handled the situation well.
alazrael
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
You just gotta get that big strapping slacker husband of yours to shovel the driveway, that's all. :)
kissmary
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
I wish! The driveway is waaaaay too long for a shovel. That's why the landlord is supposed to plow it, since he also has his own driveway to plow, too.
piratechan
Apr. 28th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Kill the lazy landlord and steal his plow!
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