Monday, February 25, 2008
The Jeep - You Wouldn't Understand
So, living with your sisters is great - especially in a crisis. And this winter has seen precious few crisis, but we did have a rather entertaining one a few weeks ago.
I was wearing heels and a skirt. I want that fact to be perfectly clear when reading of the events that follow.
The other information that should be included is that we had a rainstorm the day before, and freezing cold temperatures the night before. Dad had plowed our driveway, and so the driveway was surrounded by four foot high solid ice walls of snow, hard as concrete. The driveway was a sheet of ice as well.
Okay, so Deb leaves for work first, and had backed her Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind my car and Jenn's car. It was about halfway down the driveway. She got ready to leave at her typical 6:40am, and her car was dead. I went outside and realized that our cars were back to back making it impossible to jump Deb's car with my car. Let's try Jenn's. No problem. Of course, jumping the car didn't work, that would have been WAAAAYYY too easy.
So, we decided to push the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, quintessential off-roading, good in any weather including missile showers in the middle of a war, vehicle off to the side of the driveway so that we could get a car around it. So, Jenn in her nightgown, me in my heels and Deb at the wheel. Push, push, push, slip on ice, push, push, push, slip on ice, push, push, push... take a break. And we'd moved the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited except when a little bit of ice and snow limits you, off-roading, good in any weather except for freezing ice and snow vehicle - about two inches. It took us about one hour to finally move the Jeep Unlimited, etc. far enough over to squeeze one of our "LIMITED" cars around in order to get out of the driveway.
Her car was out of commission for about two days while it recovered from the rivers it forded on the way home that day. Yes, rivers. It basked in the sun and had to dry out the starter motor.
The Jeep Unlimited is a lie.