I’m so over this snow shit already. It seems lately all I do between job one and job two is shovel and blow snow. Then by the time I get to the night job I’m exhausted and frozen. Just to run about cleaning off my car 15 times a night to trudge through other peoples driveways that aren’t plowed and porches covered in snow. I’m tired of freezing my ass off and being physically spent every night.
Not to mention, yesterday during early morning whiteout conditions, Darla’s car wouldn’t start. So being I had to have my car for the night job, I tried to drive her to work in Grayling. I think we topped speeds of 30 miles an hour. Though mostly under 20 until we got to Waters. I said, fuck this and turned around for home. No job is worth having a heart attack over while stressing out in bad winter weather.
My next two goals are thus: 1) Get a house. Hopefully by next winter. 2) Trade my car in for a truck with a plow.
I’ve grown up here and have never needed four-wheel-drive. I have a fond memory of my friend Jeff using his 4×4 to pull out a car in the snow and he got stuck too. I used my two-wheel-drive truck to pull them both out 😉 Granted, I was on the road while they were both in the snow. Still felt good to know how to deal with it. I digress.
Frankly winters up here are harsh and I’m over freezing my nuts off and getting my Carhartt clothing soaked nearly every day to keep my drive and walkways clean. I want to sit inside a nice warm truck and be able to push the snow around. Then do minor shoveling and snow blowing and be done with it. Besides, I’ve been dying for a truck for years. I’m going to make it happen one way or another. It’s long past time to work on my dreams.