Got everthing done in the mornin, truck gassed up, fuel cans topped off, snowblower test run again, wood in the shop fer the stove.
Well, our youngest an his clan decided ta spend the day an night hear cause a the weather. Good idear. Well she had ta work an it's only bout 4 miles from our home, boy took her. She got done at 10:00PM, by then the wind be blown 45MPH an heavy snow, full on blizzard. We live in a holler an when ya can't see down here, the roads er gonna suck!
Well, he goes an gets his fiance from work, she comes in the house but no boy. He decided his friends needed help gettin their car out! OH, genius of a idear! 1 1/2 hours later the phone rings an he's stuck bout 1 1/2 miles from home. Get in my truck an make it less then a 1/4 mile when I'm stuck an there's 4 an 5 foot drifts accross all the roads, get my self out an back home.
Start gatherin up cold weather gear, pac boots, bib overalls, parka, balacava, mil issue mitts, pac, bibs fer the boy, another parka an balacava an mitts fer him. Get all dressed an pick up 2 pair a snow shoes on the way by the shop. Nothin like a 1 1/2 mile hike in a blizzard dragon all this stuff! I gotta get a snowmobile again, hate the thougt of it, but gettin to old fer old school rescue. Couldn't hardly see where I was goin, lots a stuck cars an people wantin help. Not much I could do cept make sure the police dept new where they be. Most a them folks dressed in city clothes, no way they was gonna walk out.
Got ta the boy, he got dressed an then we started back. What a mess, now it's time ta get the snowblower out an clean up round here so we can go get his vehicle. Hopin he learned somethin outa all this, haven't talked with him about it yet, dear ol dad ain't to happy bout last nights excursion. But ya just can't leave em sittin in a snowed in vehicle either. Also wouldn't have been a good idear fer him ta start back on his own, no where near the right gear with him.