Wow, did all that snow yesterday ever suck ass. Knowing how bad my car handles in the snow and how much snow was falling, I decided to leave waaaay early. It’s usually a 20-25 minute drive to work and that’s counting the get-to-the-car time. Well, last night took a good hour from start to finish. I barely had my foot on the gas the whole way to work, keeping it at 40km/h and under. Even at that break-neck speed, I could sometimes feel the car wanting to pull me each time I hit a ridge of snow/slush. Of course, there were the idiots driving at normal highway driving speeds, impatient to pass. Yes, I’m certified in First Aid. See if I render any assistance to you buddy. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being dry, perfect conditions and a 10 being taking your life in your hands, most of the roads going to work last night were a good 7-8. The further you got into Maple Ridge however, the higher the points. I’m sure it hit 11 a few times. Seeing as my car was doing so good, I thought that I’d give the hill on the street going up to the group home a try. I get the nose of my baby up the hill and immediately feel the tires lose all grip. I give a hard crank to the left and pretty much spin in place (well, not quite, but I turned a *heck* of a lot tighter than my normal 4-lane U-Turns. I parked the car in a snowbank on the side of the road. Yes, I said IN a snow bank. I already knew I was stuck when I got out of the car. :o) Sure enough, this morning I was. With the help of one of my coworkers, we dug out and I pushed my baby out of the snow bank while they spun the tires. 🙂 On a side note, this coworker used to be one of my roomies years ago and also the same one that went with me when I got my car a little over 5 years ago.