It snowed last night. Normally not a big deal. I don’t drive a 4×4 anymore though. We have a steep hill near our place which is the shortest route to my son’s school. I couldn’t get up it this morning. Between the little bit of snow and the slick gumbo mud underneath it just wasn’t happening. Argh! I’m realizing how many years I’ve driven a little Subaru car that has been great in the snow. Now that I’m not driving a Subaru I realize how much I took the 4×4 feature for granted. Today I had to go the long way around to school and my son ended up being late. Totally my fault as I didn’t take into account the roads and my vehicle.
Today we’ll be getting sand for the back to help with some traction and I will be saving up to buy a set of chains. They are cheaper than a new vehicle. So, my lesson is that if you live in snow country at all don’t buy something that doesn’t have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive. They are worth their weight in gold. To think I’m one of those silly folks I used to laugh at. Hmmm… Karma by chance?