Sunday, December 09, 2007

An Icy Ride

Winter is settling into Missouri, but at least around here it's been mostly freezing rain and sleet - oh, and cold! Last week Kitty decided to visit with the grandkids in KC, and drove home on Thursday. That turned out to be the same day the latest freezing rain swept across the state.

What is normally about a 4 hour drive became almost twice that. Kitty lost count of all the cars and trucks off of I-70 in the median or ditches. And by the time she finally arrived safely home the Impala was wearing the evidence of her long, slow, cold drive. Two-thirds of the car was covered by a bizarre wavy ice jacket that was between 1/2" to 3/4" thick! After a few minutes in the garage it peeled off the driver's rear view mirror like an ice mold. We may be staying home more often if this keeps up ...

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