Storm Atlanta GA
YES - Really Cold & Really ICY and Still Really Cold
Let's start with a picture - 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Temperatures stayed under 20 degrees since Tuesday at Noon - unless in the sun - no way to melt!
Everyone in Atlanta has his or her own snow story this week - mine is a simple. It took 5 hours to go a distance that would ordinarily take 30 minutes. I got within one mile of my home and had to park the car and walk the rest of the way!
I listened to educational cd's in the car. I ate a half sandwich left over from lunch. I stopped to fill up with gas. And after 3 hours, I stopped to get a snack. I was fine! Just driving slowly and being conscious of reckless drivers.
The biggest PROBLEM was drivers who BLOCKED THE BOX - that is - crossed into an intersection when there was no room for them to go all the way through the intersection!!!! UGH!!!!
At one major intersection, I sat through five light cycles because the intersection was completely blocked by cars that could not clear the intersection after they entered it. At that point, I took out my crochet project, put the car into PARK and just sat and waited. Eventually, I got to the head of the lane and then I actually got through it! That happened about three more times!
Cut to the last scene - I finally get to the main street going to my home and a driver ahead of me slipping on the ice decides to "put the pedal to the metal" trying to get free, cuts in front of me and starts slipping sideways down the hill towards my car. SCARY!!!
Hey - I learned to drive in Connecticut. OK - long, long ago BUT I remember: Don't get in the way of a bad driver. I went into reverse, put the car into park and waited it out. Unfortunately, by the time that cleared up, I was mid-way on the hill and had no way to get going again.
So I reversed a bit more, parked and decided to walk the rest of the way home - about a mile. A young woman was stuck in her car behind me. I coached her to a safe parking position and she walked home with me, had dinner with us at 10:30 pm and slept over! Our next-door neighbors wound up with "guests" also. BTW - I was able to get my car home around 3:00 pm today.
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty is so fortunate with our work partners. All the work details were completed for our Closing tomorrow. So wonderful! The Buyers are so happy and we all are looking froward to being together and completing the transaction together.
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