2 inches of snow... chaos... sound normal to me
The BMW driver was making 2 mistakes - first driving a RWD in the snow and second not clearing the snow from the car - it's illegal and the police do crack down on it when it gets to silly proportions.
Anyway... I was looking through the stuff I keep on the net for some electronicy stuff and came across a couple of pics which are relevant to this thread but also personally encouraging. It's easy for me to get fed up with not getting things done in the timescales I imagine - these pics from the winter of 2009 let me know that I'm actually making progress
The first pic shows the BX with half the roof cleared of snow - I measured the depth of snow on the roof and elsewhere - we had 10" of snow everywhere including the roads of course - so in my book that's time to go for a drive (snow tyres had been fitted the week before).
So - having been for the drive, taken some pics, and done a bit of shopping the car is now back in it's normal parking space.
And here's the personal encouragement so I'll describe the scene...
The blue car on the far left, mark1 Astra estate belonged to neighbour Eric - it lost the cambelt during this (2009) winter and for around £500 he got it repaired. Since then Eric has had a replacement hip and a dodgy knee has stopped him driving - so that car is no longer there (actually that's where my Granada lives at the mo).
Just to the right of Eric's car you can see a gap in the low front wall (my house is the nearest one). That is where the front path / entrance used to be - the wall is now higher and the gap is closed - the new entrance is now at the front of the house - level with the back end of the BX. The new wall extends quite a way off to the left - I found the bricks used to make the original build in 1960 were still being made so I've matched the new with the original.
The tree (that looks as though it's growing out of the BX
) has died and has been cut down. I've put lots of hedging behind my front wall and the scene looks quite different. The folks in the middle house have moved so I have new neighbours.
So that shows me that I'm making progress - there are just a few things that look the same today - the houses of course, and the Broad Leafed Lime tree on the left...
Oh - and the BX of course - that's in exactly the same spot