Monday, February 23, 2015

We're Free!!!

Oh, the headiness & excitement of it all!!! Yesterday, after a bit of effort, John & I were able to break the bonds of the heavy wet slush & leave home for the first time in a week!  He managed ... inch by inch ... to get the SUV away from the house toward the top of the driveway hill.  When he felt that it was now or never, he came into the house & said that once he started down the driveway he didn't want to stop, & if he made it out to the road, did I want to come with him & continue on to the grocery store.  Well, you can imagine my response to that! I grabbed my purse & my glasses, & of course my camera, & trudged out to the SUV.  John approached the driveway hill, picking up momentum, & then made the turn to head down the driveway, slipping & sliding all the way.  It was almost like we were on that roller coaster in Las Vegas again!  As we careened down the driveway, I held on for dear life & prayed that we'd go through the gates rather than slam into them ... & that there wouldn't be any vehicles coming either up or down the road as we entered it.  And we made it!!!  We were giddy as we headed down the road & made our way to the Kroger store in the neighboring town.  Just look at how happy John is that we got some shopping done!
We brought home fresh water, a basket full of groceries, & two not-really-good-for-you 64-ounce frozen Cokes!!!  WOO-HOO!!!!!
On our way back home we pondered if the SUV would make it back up the driveway.  It almost did.  John gunned it & up we went, but we only got this far.
It was only when the SUV slowed itself down at this point & we couldn't move anymore that we discovered that the skid prevention button (or whatever it's called) had been pressed.  We're assuming that one of the 64 ounce cups hit the button as it is oddly positioned on the middle console next to the cup holders ... not that we could fit the 64-ounce cups into the cup holders, but I did balance one on the console while getting situated in my seat.  It doesn't matter though.  We got down the driveway, out to the store, & back up the driveway close enough to the house that we didn't have to make several trips up & down lugging the groceries into the house   : )

As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, "Eggs & water & buns!  Oh my!"

And life returns to semi-normal for the Hills   : )

19 comments:

Vickie said...

Yay! So glad for the two of you. On to new adventures!

Maggee said...

Phew! Yes, that is close enough! Very happy to hear you were able to get out! It is no fun being stuck inside due to the weather! OR anything for that matter!

dee begg said...

I'd be giddy too getting out of the house after being stuck inside for a week. Glad you were able to get out and get some much needed freedom.
Hope the snow melts for you soon.

D

Robin said...

Glad you were able to get out and get some groceries! Also happy to read you got home safe and sound.

Robin in Virginia

gracie said...

What an exciting adventure....maybe later John will coax the SUV closer to the house....or not!

Joyce Mayer said...

Sounds familiar. But our grocery store is only 2 miles, the driveway - not so easy. But we have good well water and a freezer in the basement so I can get through a week without shopping. Fruit & veggies are the only problem, but here I keep potatoes, onions and some fruit in the garage during the winter.

Be safe - looks like we will see some light snow and, again, really cold temps at night. Spring? It will happen, maybe in June but it will happen.

Julie said...

YAY ... great news. Well done to the intrepid explorers....

Linda said...

Glad to hear you made it out and back home safely. When is the snow expected to melt.

Linda

CalamityJr said...

What an adventure! Glad you were able to get some necessities and break the cabin fever. Enjoy the tea and soup I'm sure are on the stove at Chez Shirley!

Marsha said...

Glad you got out ok! Nothing wrong with a nice fizzy coke to celebrate. I hope you got a snow shovel, salt and maybe a bag of cheap kitty litter to throw under the tires so the car can get back inside too :0). Enjoy!

Carol said...

So glad to see you made it out into the real world again, Shirlee... Amazing how wonderful it is to escape after being cooped up for a while :)

Ruth said...

Congrats on your Great Escape! Though, one look at the outside leads me to wonder about the frozen Cokes choice. lol

Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! So glad you managed to get out a little and get some groceries :D

Gabi said...

What an adventure! But you got it! bravo.
We had snow yesterday and today.... gone!!!
Greetings from Germany

Marilyn said...

Glad you got out and got supplies.
Take care.
Marilyn

Pam in IL said...

So great that you made it out to the grocery store. Hopefully you'll be able to make some tire tracks in the snow/slush/ice so you can come and go without too much trouble.

Frances N said...

So glad you could get out and find what you needed!

Michelle said...

Lovely news Shirlee pleased to hear you were able to get out and about x

Kaisievic said...

You and John are having such adventures in the snow - it looks like fun but it must be great to have been able to get out for a bit.