Friday, December 26, 2008

another day in the midwest

Twas the night of Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring...except for the cats chasing the ornaments off the tree...

Oh and the cell phone ringing asking hubby to come in to work! At midnight.

Neither snow, nor sleet nor freezing rain stops the contracted mail trucks from slip sliding to the city to deliver our letters, bills and junk mail...oh and our netflix.

No one wanted to work last night so guess who did?

Fearless truck driver Mark.

A few calls to me in the middle of the night to calm his nerves. We had a hell of an ice storm last night. A few times he sat in traffic not moving as the tires on the vehicles just could not move.

He also said a couple of people bumped into his trailer.
A truck doing donuts down I55, a few jack knifed trucks for good measure...
Oh the joy of a Midwest winter!!

He'll be home in a bit, safe and sound after witnessing O'Hare towing pull a few snow plows from the ditch.

Then time for some sleep and it's out on the roads again.

Thank God for a rain storm and 50 degree temperatures called for the weekend!


madison said...

I don't envy you the ice storms. I've had enough of them to last me for a life time. We are starting to dethaw and supposed to get temps in the 50's over the weekend to. Here come the floods, lol.

lisa jo said...

i also drove in that mess more than once....there is nothing worse than losing control of a vehicle. A coworker has alot of family who work for Fed Ex and Fed Ex is laying off all over and lots of Christmas gifts sat on docks in Ohio instead of being delivered since they got rid of the drivers. How awful! Love you