Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Wonderland: Shad's Car in the Snow

We have obviously been having a lot of snow recently. My car was parked at the street when the storms began because I came home late from school that day. I dug it out once but I didn’t need to go anywhere and there was no where else to park at the time because of all the snow, so I just left it there. Well, we returned from the holidays and 3-4 more storms and 2 more feet of snow later, it was totally plowed in.

Since the weather was finally decent earlier today, I resolved to get it out before the next storm hits tomorrow. The first time I dug it out it only took me about 45 minutes or so, so I expected to only spend maybe an hour or so on it today. The only problem was that the snow berm surrounding my car was mostly huge chunks of ice plowed from the road. It took me 2 hours of digging through the berm before I even touched the car. 

I obviously had my work cut out for me. I knew if I got everything cleared out from behind me, it would only take me a few minutes to actually back my car out. I just had to make sure I didn't get stuck.

As you can see here, other cars were in the same boat as me. 

Finally, I got to the car, but it took me almost 2 more hours to actually dig around it. It was about 4:00 by then, so it was of course dark (Gotta love winter). 

At that point, I was finally ready to drive the car free from its "snow fort prison" (If the people across the street would dig their cars out as well, we could have some great snow ball fights because we would already have prebuilt snow forts from the plows; the ice would make them impenetrable from oncoming snowballs...awesome!).

You can see how much snow there was. It took me forever to dig around the car.

As I had guessed, it was really easy to get out once I had dug around it. It only took me about 5 seconds to drive it free. Behold, the final product below--an empty parking spot. Anyone need somewhere to park???


Kirsten said...

ha ha i'm so not jealous, but good story. i wish i could have a kick a snowball fight with the forts you built :) ha ha

Anonymous said...

WHOA girl that is crazy I can't believe you dug that long. I would have left it there and bought a new car hahaha

Shad and Krista McOmber said...

Well, it was me (Shad) that did all the digging. Krista was at work. The thought did cross my mind though, to buy a new one...maybe 4 wheel drive ;)

Rachel said...

Yeah, I don't regularly go to water aerobics anymore. Since you and Kjirsten left it's been a bit of a struggle. That's awesome you threw the dice at Shad. Too funny. David and I definitely miss our individual "girls night out/guys night out" parties.

Brad and Kjirstin said...

Wow dude that is crazy. Sucks that you had to dig out your car though. Guess there are good things about only having one car in the family, you don't loose the other one under the snow. We will have to talk sometime so I know how the rest of your christmas was.

Chelsea said...

Gosh, I can't even BELIEVE the feat that must have been to get your car out! You'd think you were in northern Canada (Oh wait, you are pretty close to Canada, eh?!) I'm glad that (at least on your blog) the snow seems to be more of an adventure than anything. You guys are great!

Brad and Kjirstin said...

So I was reading rachels post comments and I have to say that if Shad wanted to play Risk with you he should have expected that to happen sooner or later. I still will not touvh Strateigo no matter how many times Brad tries to ask me.