Trenton and I drove to Chardon today to get a part for the Jeep. That’s about a 7 mile drive from Painesville but it was the only parts store that had a valve cover gasket in stock. So, despite about 12 inches of snow, we took off. Once we got past Auburn Road, the roads were very good on Rt. 44. But on the way back things became worse. North of I-90, there were several miles of backed up cars waiting to exit at Rt. 84. So, we decided not to wait and ended up taking a very circuitous route home.
Because of the icy roads and the amount of cars on the roads, traffic moved very slowly. We crept along a few feet at a time hoping the back end of the Jag wouldn’t fish tail too much. When we finally got off the highway, the traffic light was stuck as red. That left us only one option. So, we ended up driving in circles for 2-3 hours hoping (along with everyone else in Painesville) to find a way home. Thankfully, the Lord protected us and we made it home in one piece.
Along the way we saw two plow trucks stuck in the snow. One was on 44 North and the other was on our street earlier today. A local school teacher said she was stuck at school until 6:30 pm tonight with students. The first snow fall of the winter brought some interesting experiences for us all. But no worries — Trenton and I watched an episode of the Zorro tv show on my smart phone and sang along to several Youtube videos. So, the time was not wasted.