Monday, March 18, 2019

Bomb Cyclone Driveway Drama Part Two

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? Is the tow truck guy still stuck in our driveway? I'm starting to get hungry. 


KATIE:  He's still there. We're still trapped. And will likely starve.

WAFFLES:  He's been there like forever. What...did he camp in our driveway last night? He could have at least brought us snacks.

KATIE:  Waffles, he was stuck. How's he supposed to bring us snacks?


WAFFLES:  I can dream, can't I?


KATIE:  How about you start dreaming about him getting unstuck instead of wasting all your time counting chicken drummies?


WAFFLES:  Counting chicken drummies is never wasting time, Boss. 

One, two, three, seven, elebenty hundred...

Driveway Drama Part Deux
In case you missed the excitement of our Bomb Cyclone Snowmageddon last week, including our Driveway Drama Part One, you might want to click on back so you can get up to speed on all the craziness.

OR, here are the highlights -

  • HUGE Bomb Cyclone snowstorm hit Denver and the Mountains with hurricane force winds and tons of heavy, wet snow last Wednesday. We had 20" at our house.
  • FedEx truck got stuck coming down our road.
  • Neighbor Bob #1 pulled out Fed Ex truck.
  • Fed Ex truck couldn't get back up our road.
  • Tow truck came to rescue FedEx truck.
  • Tow truck got stuck.
  • Neighbor Bob #1 attempted to pull out tow truck.
  • Neighbor Bob #2 replowed the road in hopes of getting them both out.
  • FedEx truck made it on it's own.
  • Tow truck did not. Got stuck again. Badly stuck.
  • Second tow truck came to recsue first tow truck.
  • Fail.
  • First tow truck spent the night in the middle of our road.

The Morning After 
Well, it was quite a show! Really, we should have made popcorn.

It took until about 1:00pm, but the tow truck AND all of his cohorts are officially OUT.

The morning after the tow truck sat stuck overnight, two more tow trucks showed up along with a flatbed truck carrying a front loader bobcat sort of thing.




They had to clear the road literally down to the dirt. They started at the top and worked their way down to the stuck truck, in hope of him being able to gun it and get out. But that was a no go.

Glogirly moved her home office to the kitchen window so she could watch through her binoculars in between design projects. At one point the stuck truck was bouncing up and down like one of those tricked out classic cars. But he was just getting buried deeper and deeper.


Eventually, they had to winch him out backward, so that gravity would be on his side. They attached a cable to a tree down below and then drew the cable in, essentially dragging him down into the middle of the road. He probably thought that was going to be it, but then he got stuck AGAIN on the other side of the road.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

It took some doing but eventually, the tow truck was able to back down to our house. So he was finally out, but not out really because he was still at the bottom of our road. LOL!



They had to clear the snow off the rest of our road down to the dirt. We've now got snowbanks taller than Glogirly.

Once the road was clean as a whistle, the tow truck was ready to make his escape. But not before they had to grab some shovels and dig through the five-foot mound of packed snow that they dumped on top of our propane tank access.

THEN, they were finally on their way.



When I asked my neighbor if anyone has ever been THIS stuck on our road before, he responded with, "Well, this IS pretty top tier." 🤣

Oh, and in case you're wondering what FedEx was attempting to deliver when this all began– A small box with a pair of eyebobs reading glasses. So small, it could have fit inside our mailbox at the TOP of the road.

17 comments:

  1. MOL! All that madness for such a tiny box! It should have been catnip or cat toys, though.

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  2. Wow! That’s a lot to go through for a tiny box!

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  3. Agreeing wif Summer - it shoulda been cat toys. ;)

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  4. Oh my word! What they should employ is a St Bernard dog to deliver. I bet SHE would have got though, though I doubt the chicken drumsticks would have made it alive, MOL
    Glad you all safely out of the snow.
    Purrs
    ERin

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  5. MOL! What a saga for sure. What's weird is that down here in Pueblo, Colorado, we got rain and bad wind the first day, but that afternoon we had dry, sunny roads. Colorado weather - wait 15 minutes and see the next batch. ;)

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  6. When you were snowed in with no chance of venturing out, it was very thoughtful of them to bring the entertainment to you...and to clear your driveway too!

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  7. LOVE that Eric and Flynn said. Amen to that!

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  8. OMD! It was nice of them to go to all that trouble so you'd have a little entertainment.

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  9. OMG - that is just too funny. Guess the good part is that the road is now REALLY plowed.

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  10. We're betting that everyone there is waiting for spring. . .

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  11. Just read your post aloud to The Hubby; it was so entertaining! Keep counting drumsticks, Waffles!

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  12. Looks like you had a great front row seat to everything. We agree they should of brought you snacks, so you didn't starve. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
    World of Animals

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  13. MOL ! What an adventure for that tiny box ! Did you tell the FedEx guy that it could have fit inside your mailbox ? Purrs

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  14. We bet you're glad that's finally over. Has all the snow melted yet?

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  15. Never a dull moment at your house!

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  16. Bet you're glad you moved out to the mountains where they plow your driveway for you.

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