It snowed more around here. We got a total of eight or nine inches probably. That’s an enormous amount for this place. And it showed when we stepped out this evening and found barely anyone on the roads. We ran out of milk and wanted to get some for the morning. But the store that we go to regularly was closed. All the stores in that complex were closed, as a matter of fact. So we had to walk another mile to get to the nearest Walgreens, which fortunately was one of the few places that were open.
It was a fun stroll. We had to march on the roads for the most part since the sidewalks were not cleared. After the snowfall yesterday, there was a bit of freezing rain and then more snow this afternoon turning everything into ice and slush. As I mentioned earlier, there was hardly anyone out – it’s like we were living a scene from some Apocalypse type movie, K felt.
Our round-trip was about three miles. On our way back, K, the Good Samaritan that he is, helped out a woman who was struggling to get her car, which was stuck in snow. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to make sure I wrote tonight – to note what K did. For over ten or fifteen minutes, he directed the lady to do this and that while he cleared the snow around the wheels as much as he could until she was able pull the car out of the thick layer of snow and finally moved forward. After he was through, I asked him why he didn’t just get in the car and maneuver it out instead of giving her instructions and waiting for her to do it right. “I wanted to teach her how to it and let her gain confidence, in case she gets stuck again, instead of merely finding a way to get her out of the current situation. Now she will at least know what to do if this were to happen again. She won’t be clueless.” He clarified. And my respect for him grew at that moment.
What was I doing all that time, you ask. Well, letting the expert concentrate and do this work, I stood aside and gazed at the Moon for a long time and admired the halo that formed around it. It was beautiful! I also caught a glimpse when K fell on the snow while he was trying to push the car out and smirked, but let’s forget that, ok?
That’s it for the day. I hope the snow and ice melts overnight, or at least during the day tomorrow, so that we can head out for the long weekend without any hassles.