When I was thirteen, my little sister asked for the Atari home video game for Christmas and Santa was kind enough to deliver the goods. My sister was a great video game player, I on the other hand never developed the fascination for video games that all my friends did. There was one game that I did enjoy playing and that was Pole Position, speeding down towards the finish line and winning Pole Position was fun and I got the purpose of the game, drive fast and beat every body out of the running.
Overnight, we had our little snowfall, Blandford at 5:00 am was a winter wonderland. How did I know this at 5:00 am? The phone ringing woke me up, it was our wonderful regional school district school Intendant’s automated voice announcing a two-hour delay for the school day. Back to bed for me and at around eight I heard my daughter moving and getting ready for school. Nine came and Jack decided that it was time for Maman to get her lazy body out of bed and walk Rex and himself. No one took the time to tell Jack that it was freezing raining outside. I got up to make the coffee and put the leashes on the dogs plus Jack’s coat of course and out we went. We made it to around the corner house which is the next house over, when Rex had had enough of being pelted with freezing rain, Jack was already trying to dig his paws into the snow because the little baby WAS NOT HAPPY, Rex unloaded all his business on the snow-covered grass and immediately turned back home.
This was only a hint of how bad the snow/freezing rain was today. After spending an hour on hold with the health insurance eligibility unit and being told that I could perhaps get more answers down at the Springfield office. The hubby said, when I told him that we might do well to go to the Springfield office for answers, let’s go right now.
We hopped in to the Subaru and drove down the mountain on route 23, halfway down there was a significant lag in between plowing and the tires were slipping. I was calmly trying to keep my wits about me and as I could feel the tires gone from my control, across in the on coming lane, I could see the other vehicle sliding as well. The only thought in my head was, don’t panic and don’t lose it. My stomach was in my throat for longer than I ever wanted it. After that stress, the rest of the drive was easy. After I had that scare it came to mind that the whole purpose of the trip was to find out our health insurance status, not to get into an accident. Crazy day. The best of it though, is after getting to the Springfield office, waiting for an hour and a half, I was told, that yes we are in the computer system and that we should receive a response any day now in the MAIL. So we almost had an accident and I went down there to find out nothing. Well it made for an adventure and a story.