Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Test Drive

So today was my first adventure driving in snow in the convertible. It was not so good.

The neighborhood was a bit slick but once I made it to the toll road I was fine. I dropped Russ off at the metro and proceeded as usual to work. Big mistake. You see I usually take the back roads to avoid the traffic jam that usually forms in front of my office. To get to my office I have to make a left hand turn that goes up while facing a downward hill. Instead of making that turn this morning I skidded all the way down the hill to 29 and had to find another way to work. I thought I was going to die considering that there were cars on 29 and I was not sure if I could stop and there were cars parked on the side of the road that I almost crashed into.

Bellow is an aerial view of my last mile or so to work. The pink line is the commute I make every morning and the yellow line is what happened today. the star is my office

Bottom line I need a different car. I miss my Land Rover so much. I am hoping I can work from home tomorrow if we do not close.


Lauren said...

I, too, slid to work. In fact, by the time I reached the end of my driveway, I was already perpendicular to it. Glad you made it there safely though!!!

Miss Malbec said...

your driveway scares me. maybe you should park in front of the house when the weather is bad.

The Empress said...

I love the map you included for our convenience. So good!