Someone round the corner tried to leave the neighborhood. He didn't get very far and I saw the poor guy on his hands and knees hard at work with that shovel, trying to free the wheels from the icy snow's vice-like grip. Well, I think many of us have been in his shoes at some point in our lives when we've said, "It can't be that bad surely?" It was that bad! He was on the corner of our street and at times his wheels were spinning and going nowhere.
I called Gregg but a good Samaritan neighbor had seen what was going on and had already gone over. It wasn't long after that the young man was able to carefully maneuver back into his own driveway. I'm glad he didn't get stuck too far from home.
From our snowy part of Northern Virginia, I wish you all safe and sound in your own homes tonight, and take some good advice from Man's Best Friend, "don't try doing that" unless you desperately have to. Even that young man had a four-wheel drive and came a cropper. I am also thinking of my friend's daughter whose baby was due three days ago.
To all those people out there like emergency workers, police, firemen, hospital workers, those much needed road crews and all of you, thank you for everything you are doing. Hope your guardian angels are taking care of you on this snowy night and in the days ahead.