Ice road truckin’

Had a lovely drive to work this morning! Got lots of thinking done on my drive because I didn’t want to turn on the radio and hear them saying “If you don’t have to be on the roads – STAY HOME”. Thankfully I just had my winter tires put on yesterday. Unfortunately I had to make full use of them this morning. Oh, trust me, I didn’t want to come in to work today but I have a meeting tonight that’s really important, time sensitive, should most definitely not be postponed, AND about a 45 minute drive further from my house than my office is, so by coming to work I got half the drive over with. Here’s a pic of my drive this morning – it’s actually a paved 2 lane highway, but everyone drives down the middle of it when we get snow, until you meet oncoming traffic of course.


And then… surprise detour! Just because the terrible road conditions aren’t enough to add stress to the commute, let’s have to take a detour along some gravel side roads which are barely wide enough for one vehicle.

Things I’m thankful for today:
– Standard transmissions, knowing how to drive standard, and owning a standard
– Winter tires and having them on my car in perfect timing
– The heater in my office
– That I can choose a slightly longer commute to work that has less traffic
– a job where I don’t get in trouble if I’m late to work.

Things I’m not thankful for today:
– My bladder. That one cup of a coffee on the hour long commute was really stressing it out.
– The fact that the oh-so-important meeting was just cancelled by people who would have had to travel less than 10 minutes to get there

Couple more things to add to the I’m thankful for list:
– my bladder being able to hold out til I got to work.
– Not having to go to a meeting tonight after work now, so I can go home instead while it’s still light out maybe.


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19 comments

  1. Rob · November 22

    Love the gratitude list.

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · November 22

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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      • Rob · November 22

        you are welcome!

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      • shehidbehindtheglass · November 22

        Holy you must be Canadian lol

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      • Rob · November 22

        How did you guess that? I live just outside boston, my older generations are true canadiens. But you hit the nail on the head.

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      • shehidbehindtheglass · November 22

        It seems to be pretty rare these days to hear someone say the words “you’re welcome”. The only place I really hear it said is in Canada, and it even seems to be a thing of the past there. Of course, I’m far from a worldly traveler lol

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      • Rob · November 22

        people saying you’re welcome? I don’t get it.

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      • shehidbehindtheglass · November 22

        Yes, true story. In places that I’ve been to anyway. A nod of the head, or something along the lines of “no problem” or nothing, but rarely the actual words “you’re welcome” lol now you watch- I’ll hear it nonstop over the next week haha

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  2. moderndaygirlsober · November 22

    I say you’re welcome all the time haha… Canadian πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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  3. sauvignonblackout · November 23

    SNOW!! *eyes going all big and shiny* !!! I LOVE SNOW. It’s so pretty and still and quiet. I am always wishing to get snowed in good and proper. Also find it highly amusing how the whole country (England) seems to grind to a halt over a bit of frozen water. Thanks for the wintery scenes xxxx

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · November 23

      It is so pretty, isn’t it Sauvignonblackout? We get something called hoarfrost at the beginning and end of winter, where ice crystals or something freeze on the trees and bushes and it is so incredibly breathtakingly beautiful in my opinion. I do love snow, but I’m not a fan of driving in it lol.

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      • sauvignonblackout · November 24

        Ooh that sounds so pretty! I would be out there with my camera snapping some close-ups. Yes, driving in it can be a bit ropey… xxx

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  4. ainsobriety · November 23

    I’m CANADIAN too. Where is this?

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · November 23

      On the prairies, where we rival the temperature on mars for months on end during the winter, and that snow in the pic will still be there in April, covered up by more snow lol.

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      • ainsobriety · November 23

        I am in northern Alberta. Fort mcmurray
        I hear ya!

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      • shehidbehindtheglass · November 23

        Oh right! I think I remember reading that on your blog a while ago – around the time you were allowed back? I can’t imagine what you all went through ❀️

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  5. Untipsyteacher · November 23

    We got our first snow here in Minneapolis.
    It was pretty, but this weather has been super warm here this year!
    Your road looks like the roads on Ice Truckers show that hubs likes to watch!
    xo
    Wendy

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · November 23

      Wendy, didn’t your area get around 18″ the end of last week? It’s warm here too, for early winter, but our summer was mild!

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      • Untipsyteacher · November 23

        Northern Minnesota got a little more. Not sure how much they got. We only got 6 inches.

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