I’ve really truly been trying to update at least once per week. I was planning on updating on Saturday morning, however as I’m sure you heard from the national news that the Washington DC metro area absolutely got crushed by a massive snow. Said snow left me trapped at work, and sans computer for four days. Not only did updates not happen, but I’m just now finishing getting through the mass of e-mail that has been waiting.
To give an idea of how little I've driven, since my previous entry on Thursday just under a week ago, I've put merely 43 miles on the car. Tomorrow, however, I'll have pushed it a bit further.
The past few days have reaffirmed my position that people are complete and total idiots when snow starts falling.
On Monday it took me two hours to get from a shopping center a few blocks from my house to my house. Why? Some guy in a Honda Civic decided to stop while going up a snow covered hill. He was surprised when his car got stuck. We had to sit and wait for him to back down, while waiting for him, a few more people had gotten stuck. After 45 minutes of waiting, I gunned the engine and went around them. In winter mode, the Volvo crept up the hill, right around the people who were stuck. In winter mode, the Volvo crept up the hill, right around the people who were stuck...in regular all-season tires no less.