Mountain Living

Bound To Happen

Bound To Happen

Knowing what the Winter road conditions are like up here in the mountains, it was just a matter of time before it was bound to happen.  Yep, I got stuck and had to have a neighbor come get me out.  Of course these things always happen when Andy is out of town!  It’s funny because there are sections up here that are still snowy and icy; sections that are completely dry; and sections that are just plain muddy.  Depending on where you are on the mountain, there are three different road conditions right now.

We haven’t had any snow since October, so I thought I would be completely fine driving over near our property.  I was wrong.  Normally Andy drives when we go over there, and he’s obviously he’s a more experienced driver than I am with these road conditions.  I was trying to drive up a hill near our property but kept sliding backwards.  Luckily our rental cabin neighbor happened to be home at the time, so I called him, and he drove over and was able to get the Dodge unstuck and turned around so I wouldn’t have to go up that hill.

Did I drive home with my head down in shame?  I’m afraid to admit that I did.  I learned a lesson, though.  I learned that I don’t have Winter driving skills.  I’m either never going to leave the house again while Andy is out of town (which I’m leaning towards), or else I’ll have to have Andy teach me how to drive better on these roads (which I know I’ll have to do).  Living in these beautiful mountains does come with a price, and this city girl from Texas is just going to have to learn.

In the Facebook group up here, one of the long-term residents up here made a comment over the weekend.  He said, “I’ve noticed it seems to require a unique type of personality to want to live on the mountain and stay after experiencing some of the special challenges of life up here.”  I know he’s right, and as time goes on, it will be even more evident.  Winter hasn’t even arrived yet, but I can tell it’s going to take a hardy person to survive and thrive up here.  I’m determined, though!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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