Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We have gotten a bunch of snow the past few days, not TONS, but enough to have to shovel the driveway everyday and close a few schools in the area. Our first big snowfall of the season. I used to LOVE snow, especially around Christmastime. That love affair is OVER. OVER, I say. I am now TERRIFIED to drive in the snow. I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack simply riding while my perfectly capable husband drives with 4 wheel drive on. See, last year (I think it was like March) I completely spun out in the middle of 490 and I ended up facing backwards. I watched 4 lanes of traffic whiz by me on the icy bridge, sobbing, waiting for the cops to come and help me out. Luckily, there was tons of snow against the guard rail and I did no physical damage to the vehicle, or to myself. The emotional damage done was monumental, though. Any ounce of winter driving confidence I have ever gained flew right out the window the second those tired started to skid. It's not like I've never driven a winter in western NY either.... but since then I am just so terrified to drive! I can't erase the feeling from my memory. Ryan, knowing my issue, has volunteered to transport me to and from work the past few days, but what am I going to do all winter? I did attempt to drive the other day and I skidded a bit when I was almost to my destination.... and that was it for me. I am going to have to get over this... I'm just so scared!! What a wimp, huh?!