Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday November 13th

6:45 - wake up

7:10 - watch news, hear that the 'heavest bands of snow' will be right in my path.

7:11 - tell John snow is a part of Minnesota, you can't let it control what you will or will not do.

7:45 - Coralee and I hit the road, (for what should be an hour and a half drive) with just light snow falling.

8:10 - The snow is getting MUCH heavier. I Realize I managed to start our day without bringing any shoes for Coralee. We stop at Target.

9:29 - Or drive should have been over by now. I'm running out of gas and Coralee is screaming "I JUST WANT TO GO POTTY!"
*this is the view from the car*
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9:30 - Exit the highway to stop at a gas station.

9:45 - Despite my 'okay' familiarity with the area, and the fact that I am very much in the metro, I can't seem to find a gas station. We pull into a snow filled parking lot for Coralee to 'mark her teritory'.

10:00 - While running on fumes, I finally pull into a gas station....I pull up on the wrong side of the car. I turn around, but I'm still on the wrong side of the car. I break out in hysterical laughter, seeing that a lady in another car just watched me get it wrong twice. Third time was a charm though, finally I'm able to pump gas.

11:30ish - We finally made it to my moms! I took a few minutes to take in the beauty of all the snow.... We ate lunch and relaxed.

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1:30 - Head out to the baby shower

1:50 - Try to pass a stuck UPS truck on a small dirt road, not enough room to pass, I get just a little stuck. Men on hand to get me right out.

1:55 - turn around in a culdisac so I can park on the right side of the street....stuck (again). No men in sight this time. About 5 minutes of back and fourth and I'm free!

2:00 - Pull into un-plowed driveway. As soon as my wheels come to a stop I realize two things. 1) I'm at the wrong cousins house!  2) I'm stuck {again}. *I begin with the forward - reverse - forward - reverse...

2:10 - My uncle comes out (I didn't look like anyone was home because their power was out) to help me!

2:30 - I'm out!!!! Uncle gives me his cell number in case I get stuck on the hill (where the UPS truck had been)

2:33 - I'm can't get up the hill, I call my uncle.

2:43 - He comes to the rescue with snow chains on his tires.

2:44 - Neighbor with bob cat sees us and comes to plow a path for me on the hill. 

2:45 - Finally on my way to the baby shower!

3:15ish - Make it to the shower!!!!!

5:35 - head back on our (thankfully) uneventful ride home.

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8:00 - I'm home. I tell John that he might have been right.

3 comments:

Chelsey - The Paper Mama November 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

Wow. What a day! Those are some beautiful photos!

Sarah Halstead November 16, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

I can not even imagine. I won't even drive in an inch of snow. lol. Glad you made it safely. Gorgeous photos.

ali @ an ordinary mom November 16, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Oh, my, goodness. Totally had me cracking up!

Yes, snow is part of Minnesota, but, well, on Saturday he was probably right... glad you made it back safe and sound!

(I happened upon a link to your blog somewhere... guess it's my way of meeting new people, hehe)

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