Patting Myself on the Back

I’m patting myself on the back this morning for having the foresight to put my snow tires on last week.

This morning there is only about a centimeter of snow on the ground (with probably 20 more on the way this afternoon), but it was enough to cover all the streets in town with glare ice and black ice. You know the kind (okay in Lisa in Texas probably doesn’t), the kind that makes the entire street surface into a slick rink begging for a sander (that never came…).

If I hadn’t had my snow tires on, I wouldn’t have made it two blocks from my house. My truck just isn’t maneuverable with all season tires in the winter. Of course the tires are better in snow that on ice, but they still made a huge difference.

Now if only snow tires were mandatory by law!

The weather forecasters have changed our outlook for the winter to one that is colder than average. Woo hoo! Bundle up!


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

3 Replies to “Patting Myself on the Back

  1. Well aren’t you a breath of icy air today!
    No snow yet but the temp is only .8C on the second floor balcony roof.
    Hey you got rear wheel drive. Doughnut here they come! Have fun.

  2. Hey now….in Texas all we usually ever
    have is the awful BLACK ICE! If I even
    think I see black ice….I head straight
    to the house! I hate ice! But we Texans
    don’t know how to drive on that stuff
    at all! So for now we will enjoy our 52
    degrees! You be careful up there!

    TX Lisa

  3. Uh Oh. It had warmed up over the noon hour and melted the snow, but now there are big flakes coming down and it’s getting dark in here! I suppose the 20cm is starting now!
    Guess I better dig out those heavy sandbags to through in the back of the truck too.

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