To the problems of cold weather that have made very slow the progress in the engine rebuilding I’ve been working on, just a couple of days ago I had the “pleasure” of ditching on the job.
With the accumulated snow and very low temperatures at night that created ice under the fresh snow, my van slid sideways while doing my delivery job, and I got stuck by the ditch at the side of the road.
Three o’clock in the morning; around -15 degrees Fahrenheit, and still one third of the route pending. I called the warehouse manager and got his best wishes in finishing my route. Fortunately, and with a borrowed car, I was able to finish the pending part of the route and go home.
The next morning a hired tow truck pulled my stranded van from the ditch, and after some strange reactions from the brakes, suspension and doors while driving it back home, the vehicle recovered itself and was ready to tackle the next delivery day, without emergency repairs needed (phew!).
I must admit; I don’t like cold weather! Even though I’ve tried to see the nice part of it (beautiful snowed sights), after many years and these kinds of events, I still long for the return of spring with its warmer temperatures, longer days and greener views, so days could be used more productively while enjoyed at the same time.