Until you have to drive in it.
It snowed yesterday. A lot. A lot more than predicted. And a couple times it stopped so it could rain/sleet. So it was a lot of fun.
Except that I had to work yesterday, 8am-5pm. By 5pm almost everywhere else had closed, except us, and we didn't close until 6pm. So Dad and I stayed our entire shift.
The fun started almost immediately. We parked facing uphill, so we slipped and slid trying to go up, to no avail. And then did the same going backward until we finally turned around and made our way up road out of the parking lot.
Which almost went without a hitch. Until we got to the road, and almost got stuck in the shoulder. So I had to get out and push, until we got back onto the road.
And all was fine, even the slow crawl up the entrance ramp to the interstate. And then the exit to the next interstate went fairly well. With a few slow sliding crawls up hills, we made it to I-26.
Only to find it completely stopped in both directions, with cars lined up the entrance ramp. After going to the next exit and turning around, we decided to head back to Kmart. With an SUV riding our ass all the way to the exit we used.
We parked across the street in the Best Buy parking lot, mostly because we ended up stuck anyway.
And then we spent the night at Kmart. All I ate was some Tostitos Scoops (tm) and store brand chocolate chip cookies. After a dose of generic Nyquil (somehow tasting even worse than the actual thing), I slept somewhat alright on a twin size mattress on the floor. Under the lights that kept turning on and off all night.
In the morning we went back across the now plowed street to the not plowed parking lot, and spent almost half an hour trying to get back out. My pushing did next to nothing, though we managed to get back into the tracks we made last night.
And we almost made it out of the parking lot, if it hadn't been for the snow pushed off the road by the plows. Luckily, there was someone at the Best Buy, and she helped push. It wasn't helping at first, but she was about to get a shovel when Dad pulled out finally.
The rest of the slow trip home went fine, as we went up through town and past where we would have normally gone home, instead getting on I-26 from farther down and coming back around. Along the way we saw little snowmen on the guard rail, and then a couple larger ones off to the side of the road.
We actually made it home, or at least to the road leading off the highway. But since it's only a side road, it hadn't been plowed yet, so we got stuck again. And even after walking home and getting a shovel (passing two cars side-by-side on the road I live on stuck in the snow) we couldn't move the car even off the side of the road. Even after changing the back passenger tire, which turned out to be going flat, for another tire that was going flat, didn't help. Thankfully, a couple was out walking around, and they helped me push the car off the side of the road.
And so, I think my shoes are still wet inside. And also, lots of snow sucks if your not a kid.
Also, yes, I've been sick all week, I think I'm finally getting over it, if I could just get my nose to stop running down the back of my throat and aggravating it.