Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holy moly

It's been snowing for two days straight.  No let up.  Gord slid into a steep ditch this morning coming back from the new house.  It's a rural area...so we have ditches. With all the snow he didn't see the fall off point when he pulled off to the side of the road to let a pack of snow plows through.  The ditches are really steep and there was so much new snow you couldn't discern where the edge was.  He called me around eleven AM and asked me to bring our truck and pull him out.  Ever the optimist.  Holy crap.  When I got there his van was pretty much sitting on it's side.  A guy with a half ton offered to help...so we got a tow rope on it...but the van kept on tipping sideways when he pulled on it.  It's heavy because he has all his parts in the back.  So we got a tow truck and they winched it out.  I have never seen them do this and it was very interesting how it was done.  You always wonder how tow trucks upright semi trailers or anything on the highway that has flipped or slid in at an angle.   

I now have a new respect for tow truck drivers.  It is an art.  The guy goes under the van...at a 90 degree angle in the ditch full of snow trying to hook up the winch.  I'm yelling...Tow truck man don't do that the van will fall on you. Tow truck man...reminds me that the van will fall the OTHER way...and not drop on top of him.  Okay, so I back off with my suggestions. Plus Gord was giving me the "shut up" eye.  Geez I was only trying to help.

So I got back into my truck, obviously my help was becoming somewhat of  hindrance plus it was sooooooooooo cold I needed to heat my feet. Slowly but surely he got the big ole van back on it's big tires and on the road. 

That winch thing is so cool.  I could have taken pictures..........

I had my camera in my purse...but apparently I took out the battery for charging...no wonder is was so light. SOB I am my worst enemy.

Happy Thanksgiving to my US of A friends...you are the best...balonie will fight to the end to get you a president you finally can agree upon.  If she can't do that...she will write letters to your government ..but you don't want that...you would be living in Canada.

7 comments:

spunfull said...

"Tow Truck Man!" Hahaha - well, what else COULD you have called him??

Dawn said...

I am sure it was fascinating !! Glad there was no damage done !!

Poolie said...

After working in the museum for almost six years, I am also impressed with the artistry of Tow Truck Man. I spoke with my Canadian niece today and would love to move there!

Sally said...

I'm sure the Tow Truck Man's experience wouldn't have been the same without you! You funny girl.
Glad Gord wasn't hurt!

Donna said...

Silly gal, the tow truck driver has had practice so he didn't need your advice! LOL. At least your hubby didn't have a bad accident and everything is OK except for the tow truck bill and his dignity!

Yeah, could you see what you can do about getting us a better president? This one is even worse than Carter, and that's saying a LOT. I think a lot of voters are now kicking themselves for not paying attention to what the guy was "selling" before the election.

Donna said...

SO Glad Gord is alright!!!! And I am familiar with the "shut up" eye, as well...Hahaaaa

I think Obama NEEDS a letter from you!! Get 'ta writing!!
Oh, and you DO have an extra bedroom don't you? We may be moving....Lolol...
hughugs

judemiller1 said...

Maybe you could sneak us a Canadian guy we could use for a President? We sure could use someone with half a brain around here.

Glad Gord AND the van are okay.