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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

One for the record books

The skies were clear when I left for work yesterday, but it started snowing soon after I got into the office and didn't stop all day. It was almost a blizzard. My co-workers and I even heard thundersnow!

When I left work, I discovered that the snow was the worst kind—slippery and wet. I almost fell over three times in a 10-minute walk. I got back to my parking spot to find the car embedded in 6–8 inches of freshly fallen fluff.


I don't think that quite does it justice. I took this picture from too far away for you to really see the depth of the snow.

Here we go. This is what the curb looked like at the corner:


Charming.

At least the sun was still out?

So I got out the snow scraper, cleared off the car, and attempted to drive out of that parking spot.

Nothing doing. I maneuvered every which way, but the car was good and stuck.

Fortunately Frank keeps a shovel in the back seat for occasions such as these. So I got the shovel, and I cleared a path for each of the wheels. It took me a good 15–20 minutes. But at the end of it, with some muttered prayers and much slamming on the gas, I was able to get out of the spot and drive home. I felt like Superwoman.

Lots of women have done impressive things while pregnant. Queen Isabel of Spain led her troops into battle while expecting a baby. I may not have ridden at the front of my troops, but I did shovel my way out of a parking spot at 7 months pregnant, and I'm pretty proud of that.

9 comments:

  1. Go you! And since March is just around the corner, maybe this will be your last snow adventure this pregnancy.

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    1. Thanks Colleen! Here's hoping—I'll be a happy lady when this snow clears up!

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  2. bahahahaha, I'm giggling just thinking of you stomping around in the snow, getting madder and madder. But hey! YOU DID IT! :D
    xox

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  3. Hey, ANYTHING done at 7 months pregs is an accomplishment!! Good job, Tess! :) PS- Tom and I are SO excited for you! Please let me know if you need anything or wanted to ask any questions about midwife birthing :) :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole! So great to hear from you guys. I would love any ideas, advice, or tips you may have—send 'em my way! :)

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  4. Carry a bag of kitty litter with you - it will give you good traction.

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    1. That's a great idea. Thanks Anonymous!

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  5. Your next t-shirt should read: "Don't mess with this pregnant lady."

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    1. haha! I love it! How great would that be? :)

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