How My Life Changed on One Stormy Night

| 4/20/2012 12:48:52 PM

Tags: Rural Life, Country Life, Commute, Traffic, Jim Mitchell,

It was a dark and stormy night…

Really, it was! 

 Dark snowy night
It was the night that started my journey to move back to the country.  

As I drove home from work in the early evening, snow was swirling everywhere. I could barely see. I had actually left work early, as I had heard that the snow was coming, and I wanted to get home before the worst of the commute hit.

Silly me. I had seen many times the effects of heavy snow during a commute on a freeway, and quite frankly I was too tired to deal with it again. On a normal day I would be home in 40 minutes, resting from a hard day at the office. Every day. Twice a day I entered into the chaos and maze we call “the commute.” 

When I left the office I didn’t know that this particular night would be so different. But once I was on the freeway, it became clear that this would be no normal commute. Buses were stuck in all lanes of traffic. Semi-trucks were jackknifed in every way imaginable. A very fancy and expensive Mercedes was spinning alongside a concrete barrier, bouncing against the hard surface as it tried to regain traction and move forward. Unfortunately the car lost the battle.

6/30/2014 1:46:00 AM

In stormy night most of the people face problem and we have to behave smartly to stay away of it. Mostly we can see the issue of cars not getting started because of excess cold. We have to stay away from this by talking preventive steps. And we are supposed to take such steps by talking properly with the car care center or repair center available near to us. In Chicago for my Volkswagen car, I visit the and get my car serviced well and if any repair required then repair the same too.

6/17/2014 7:56:37 AM

I love this article. It feels good to share our own experience with others. By sharing such experiences we can save others from committing the issue again. In this article we can see a long line of cars are in ideal position. In winters most of the cars start showing problems. It is because of the excess cold. Due to excess cold, the vehicle's parts stop working properly and we have to face problems as a result of it. Mostly in new cars, we can see problems rare but, prevention must be taken for used cars. We can contact a best repair center available and can do the requirements so that our car will perform best.

6/4/2014 6:45:46 AM

In some surface our car's tire lost traction force. In winters we can see various problem takes place in automobile. We have to stay alert before the winter comes and have to proceed likewise. When we know that our car's tire is losing the traction it is better to change the tires to stay safe and avoid accident. It feels really embarrassed when our vehicle stops in the middle way. These things will happen if we do not take proper care of our vehicle. As per my point of view if we do maintenance and servicing of our vehicle it will run for long period of time so, it is better to do and that also from a good repair center.

5/17/2014 10:08:00 AM

A beautiful article. I love to read stories of other people sharing their experience in it. As mentioned here about the cold night and snow fall, I want to share some of my experience with you. When I was in Greensboro, I have a Jaguar. Once I was returning from a party and the road was like hell. No one was there on the road. I was driving at a high speed and suddenly my car stops and it did not start. I was so tired and have no idea to do what. Then some people were coming from the same party. I just asked them from help and they helped me to pull my car to a repair center. The repair center is Carmine's Import Service. They just checked my car and do the winterization of my car's engine. They took one day to accomplish the job but, I come to know about one important aspect that is engine winterization. So, we people must have to do the winterization of our car's engine so that we can not face problem like I have faced that night. Always prefer to go for the best repair center possible. I think Carmine's Import service is one of the, I have ever came across.

nebraska dave
5/19/2012 4:45:53 AM

Jim, congrats on being featured in the new GRIT Country, the digital companion to GRIT, it has more useful and valuable information on do-it-yourself projects, gardening, cooking, farm animals and more, in a short, interactive digital issue. Have a great day on the homestead.

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