It has been two weeks of paying big bills – all at once – with money I may or may not actually have. That’s always fun, isn’t it? The car insurance was due, there was a registration for a conference, I have my car in at the shop today for winterization and its 60,000 mile check-up and of course the contract for plowing. It doesn’t rain but it pours, except at this time of year when it snows.
I’m not sure if I got the contract in early enough to get this “snow event” covered. (I kept holding back on sending it because of that iffy money thing.) They certainly hadn’t come before I left the house this morning. Thing is that Orion needs to leave before me. Have you ever pushed a wheelchair through the snow? They’re not exactly designed for that kind of travel. Maybe if we had sled dogs!
The plows haven’t come through yet, so at least there wasn’t a huge mound at the end of the driveway. Getting an electric ramp to lower – flat – over one of those mounds is next to impossible. My plowing needs are complicated. It’s been years (10+) since I’ve even considered picking up a shovel. Those bus drivers (bless them) have occasionally gone above and beyond and made a path. Mostly I’ve been dependent on husbands (not an option anymore) or the plowing contract.
But today I bundled up and gave it a go! Got Orion ready. Shoveled a path for him down the driveway. Got dressed and drove, on glare ice, to the dealership and am taking care of business. It feels really good to be ABLE to do all of that in one morning, and still have a brain. I’ve been writing this post in my head since last night. While I wait I’ve finally got time to write it down. That kind of busy is still new to me. I really am enjoying it. There are definitely things more important than money.
Be safe this winter driving season!