Picture me early this morning armed with a broom and multiple pans of hot water. I was trying to ready my car for the short drive to mom and dad’s to get my Cokes. I was ridding it of snow. Mom had already called obsessing I wouldn’t make it.
“You sure you can make it up and down that steep hill by Hyman Pines?” she asked.
“Let’s hope anti-lock brakes and my four wheel drive don’t fail me,” I replied.
What a beautiful drive! It was a rare winter wonderland in the South this morning. The NWS officially reported us as getting two and half inches, but it was more. I could tell by the amount of snow I had to clean off my car.
Mom was standing at the back door when I pulled up. Mom and dad’s driveway was especially tricky to navigate. I basically slid down it to the back of the house – my brake pedal constantly vibrating from the effects of the anti-lock brakes trying to do their best.
“Here’s your cokes and some food and a flashlight in case you get stuck on the way home,” mom said fretting.
I laughed and smiled internally. It was just a two and a half mile drive. Dearest mom. In a sack were four cans of chicken noodle soup, a plastic spoon, a box of crackers, dried tropical fruit and nut mix, and a little Mag-light. Mom always covers all the bases. I waved goodbye and had a fun four wheel drive filled drive back home to Maggie who was waiting at the front door.