Thursday, February 15, 2007

Grace on ice

Due to the impending ice storm, Grace decided to stay with us instead of heading out to her house in Clarksburg. She ended up staying with us for quite a while. When was it you came, Gracie? Groundhog's Day? Anyway, we had a great few days with her spending time watching movies, eating candy, cheering on the Terps. So this morning she decided she should head home to get reacquainted with her own family and ventured out to de-ice her car which was caked in 4 inches of ice. I looked out the window and this is what I saw. Notice where her car WAS and where it ended up. Her little blue car, which I will now call Xerxes, was stuck on a solid sheet of ice in our yard. It was at enough of an incline that no matter what she did it wouldn't move. So there it stayed until help arrived.
Thank goodness for her brothers....and of course Jesse! All four of them said the same thing when they saw the car. "Grace?! What were you thinking?"

After lots of chopping ice and quick witted one-liners from the Apolenis guys, she made it to the driveway. Paul shouted to her as she drove to the street, "Keep going, Grace. Don't stop till you hit the highway!" She's promised to come back in April and reseed the lawn.
Gracie, it was great fun having you here! We will miss you. Remember, your name is now hyphenated. Apolenis-Mays.


Crisco said...

sounds like quite an adventure! Although on the surface ice might appear to alienate people (school closings, cancelled events etc) I've decided that, in fact, ice brings people together, "Grace on Ice" only confirms this :D

mike hartnett said...

and... crisco is me, ugh