Not in the Suburbs anymore . . .

I am happy to be alive this morning after my commute to work, which normally takes six minutes. This morning it took a good half an hour and four near stagnating situations. I now remember why the Explorer is such an asset in this state. When they say they don’t plough in Detroit, they really don’t plough. I was told by a long-time Detroiter, that back in the day, homeowners on any given side street would come out and shovel the road in front of their driveway as the city would never come to the rescue. I was walking through a couple of feet of snow in drifts and past businesses who were lucky enough to keep ploughers on call. My mother called me up from the south to tell me how bad the weather here was, and she thought for sure the University would not stay open and endanger the lives of their workers by asking them to come in. The sun came up and at least Woodward looks a little clearer.

3 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    i lived in East English Village and we pitched in to have a private company plow our streets rather than wait for the city to get around to us.

  2. Tommy (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    I’ve never seen plow spelled “plough” before. I must’ve missed that memo.

    I was driving down Woodward around 12:30 last night after a concert at the Magic Stick when I realized that I was quite happy that Woodward was 200 lanes wide. Turning from Mack onto Woodward I skid quite a distance, enough that a regular 4 lane wide main road I would’ve careened into oncoming traffic.

  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    The spelling with an abundance of “u”s is a Canadian thing. Really it is an archaic thing. I’m glad you made it home from the Magic Stick alright. I nearly didn’t make it out of a snow bank after parking to eat at Slows. Then I skidded slightly down Trumbull. We should just enjoy the “Fast and the Furious” novelty to this whole situation.

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