This is a core sample taken from the road outside my house. It’s solid. It consists of a layer of ice from Monday, compacted snow/ice from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and a layer of frozen snow from Friday. It’s 11 studs thick. This is what people have to drive on outside my house because NO-ONE HAS GRITTED THE ROADS.
Isn’t this how glaciers form?
I am seriously bored of the ice now. I couldn’t get home last night, Basingstoke was grid-locked and I was being rung at work with stories of people who live near me leaving their cars in Sainsbury’s car park and walking home from there. So, knowing that everyone in my family was OK and that I wouldn’t make it, I decided to avoid the problem and I went to Camberley to see Valkyrie (very good by the way) and have something to eat.
My daughter’s school was shut and my son’s nursery was closed early. I had to ask my Mother-in-Law to pick him up and it was a four-hour journey for her from Hook to the nursery to my house. That’s about 16 miles in total.
Mrs S couldn’t even get onto our driveway last night and some kind soul had to dig her onto the pavement.
With me having gone to ground for a few hours, I came home at 22:00 and it was fine, except I had to dig my car out of the icy crap that now threatens to completely overwhelm my road in order to park.
I’ve had enough this week – it’s been a really long one with death-grip journeys to work and some really scary moments.