Teaching and Travelling
Driving home after teaching Development Classes is often a slower drive than the drive to Oshawa. Amazed by how fast those passing in the left-hand lane are traveling in the nasty weather. I would like to live for a long time so I drive according to road conditions, often it is 10 klm below what is posted. Living in the country on a dirt road can be a challenge. Last night was the worst since I moved here two years ago. The main Hwy 35/115 road conditions change at the Tapley Road Exit and it is time to be extreme caution often slowing down more due to Fog, Snow or Sleet.
This also happens as I turn on Frank Hill Road, the last 3 klm home. Last night it was not salted and I had three cars behind me. Not much common sense there, as If I had stopped there would have been a rear-end accident. Often wonder if some of the drivers got their license in a cracker jack box! Ya, that is sarcasm.
You could see the build-up of ice on the road so I slowed down even more.
I took my foot off the gas to slow down even more before the turn onto Lawrence Street as both ends of the dirt road have a steep grade. Wow! no control and slid into the mound of snow at the bottom of the hill. Thought I was going to take out the ugly hedge in front of that house. Fortunately for me, the snow plow mounds the snow on this curve and it stopped my car. Gently backed up moved the car slowly on the icy road the four houses down the street and prayed the garage doors would open quickly to allow me to slide into my garage without an incident. Not much concerns me driving and I am slow and
cautious but black ice is treacherous and leaves you with no control. Delighted that those above travel with me and keep my acute awareness of conditions while driving. I am truly blessed with love and light to guide whatever I do. Thank You to those that travel with me. in love and light