Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We left at 5:08AM yesterday morning to head to Oregon. The night before it had snowed and Chris shoveled and salted our driveway so we were ready to leave in the morning. Chris had to scrape ice off the car in the morning, but it wasn't too bad. Anyways, we were heading down our street and Chris used the windshield wipers to get some loose ice off the window. His side wouldn't budge! He got out and checked... nothing. So we drove home. After 15 minutes trying to fix it in the dark, praying, and coming to the reality that we might have to take the blue car (smaller, no cruise control and needs a tune up) or leave the next day after we fix it, Chris decided to try one more time. He felt a bolt loose this time and tightened it... the windshield wiper worked! So instead of leaving only 8 minutes late, it was about 20 minutes late, that's okay, we left. The roads were pretty clear for the most part. There was one time we were behind a truck that was spraying guck that was so thick on our windshield that at one time we barely could see (it was looked like it was freezing to the window). Our windshield cleaner spray was frozen as well, but then thankfully started. We finely passed the truck and realized it must of been a salting truck, because none of the other trucks were spraying like it. As we were 10 miles from our exit, we got stuck in traffic do to a delivery truck on it's side facing north (we were going south). Thankfully only twenty minutes and 2 miles later we were on our way. We pulled in the driveway of Chris' parent's house around 6:40PM. I have to say our city feels so small now, but it's good to be home.