SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- 16 January 2007

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Tue Jan 16 14:41:06 PST 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007, veritosproject at gmail.com wrote:
>On 1/16/07, Bill Campbell <bill at celestial.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007, Eric Hanchrow wrote:
>> >If the snow miraculously melts between now and then, sure.  Otherwise
>> >... no.
>> When I backed up in my driveway to leave this morning, my all
>> wheel drive Subaru slid down the hill sideways until it found
>> something solid enough to stop it.
>1. You OK?
>2. Your hard drive OK?
>3. What'd you hit?

Yes, yes, and the telco and cable terminal boxes for our downhill neighbor
(about 6 inch square green boxes).

I managed to back up enough that the front end swung downhill, and with
major effort I kept my foot off the brake so I could steer enough to get it
headed downhill in the right direction letting engine braking (stick shift)
do all the braking.  Fortunately there was a non-icy spot at the bottom
large enough for me to stop before I went across East Mercer Way, thence to
the lake if I made it further without hitting something.

The basic problem was a bit of new snow over the ice where the neighbor
kids had been sliding, packing things down neatly in the driveway.

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