Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 52

Thread: I'm back home!

  1. #1 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    76,849
    Thanks
    1,857
    Thanked 9,179 Times in 6,127 Posts
    Groans
    2
    Groaned 415 Times in 387 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default I'm back home!

    For those of y'all who didn't know... There was a blizzard in my area of Colorado in which I was stuck in my truck... Whiteout conditions stopped my ability to move, then snow drifting closed around stopping freezing my truck into an inescapable trap. For 13.5 hours I sat in my truck, checking my tailpipes to make sure the snow wouldn't cause Carbon Monoxide to build up in the cabin and kill me... the National Guard finally got to me and got me out. And today, after about 10 minutes of digging with a shovel and one backhoe with a chain my truck was pulled free and I was able to drive home on the newly opened roads.

    It was an adventure.

    Here was the view from my truck:

    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

  2. The Following 19 Users Say Thank You to Damocles For This Post:

    Aimée (03-15-2019), Althea (03-15-2019), cawacko (03-15-2019), christiefan915 (03-15-2019), Controlled Opposition (03-15-2019), evince (03-15-2019), Granule (04-10-2019), guno (03-15-2019), Havana Moon (03-29-2019), Howard the Duck (03-19-2019), Mott the Hoople (03-16-2019), Phantasmal (03-15-2019), RB 60 (03-15-2019), Rune (03-19-2019), Sailor (03-15-2019), signalmankenneth (03-16-2019), Sirthinksalot (03-17-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019), USFREEDOM911 (03-15-2019)

  3. #2 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    112,834
    Thanks
    30,290
    Thanked 17,222 Times in 13,431 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 13,254 Times in 12,296 Posts

  4. The Following User Groans At evince For This Awful Post:

    USFREEDOM911 (03-15-2019)

  5. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to evince For This Post:

    Aimée (03-15-2019), christiefan915 (03-15-2019), Damocles (03-15-2019), dukkha (03-15-2019), Havana Moon (03-29-2019), Phantasmal (03-15-2019)

  6. #3 | Top
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    42,840
    Thanks
    54,722
    Thanked 23,501 Times in 15,557 Posts
    Groans
    1,727
    Groaned 1,978 Times in 1,858 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    For those of y'all who didn't know... There was a blizzard in my area of Colorado in which I was stuck in my truck... Whiteout conditions stopped my ability to move, then snow drifting closed around stopping freezing my truck into an inescapable trap. For 13.5 hours I sat in my truck, checking my tailpipes to make sure the snow wouldn't cause Carbon Monoxide to build up in the cabin and kill me... the National Guard finally got to me and got me out. And today, after about 10 minutes of digging with a shovel and one backhoe with a chain my truck was pulled free and I was able to drive home on the newly opened roads.

    It was an adventure.

    Here was the view from my truck:

    Glad you were recused and now back home! Cyclone bomb craziness. My friend said it was drizzle then instantaneous whiteout! She’d never seen anything like it.
    That’s why I’m so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,” Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

  7. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Phantasmal For This Post:

    Aimée (03-15-2019), christiefan915 (03-15-2019), Damocles (03-15-2019), dukkha (03-15-2019), evince (03-15-2019)

  8. #4 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Detroit, AKA HEAVEN
    Posts
    28,863
    Thanks
    11,611
    Thanked 9,683 Times in 6,540 Posts
    Groans
    642
    Groaned 743 Times in 692 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Holy shit. Sounds like fun.
    WATERMARK, GREATEST OF THE TRINITY, ON CHIK-FIL-A
    Quote Originally Posted by Sigmund Freud View Post
    The fields of mediocre chicken sandwiches shall be sowed with salt, so that nothing may ever grow there again.
    www.gunsbeerfreedom.blogspot.com

    www.gunsbeerfreedom.blogspot.com

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to I<3Possums For This Post:

    Damocles (03-15-2019), g r i n d (03-15-2019), Howard the Duck (03-19-2019)

  10. #5 | Top
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Central New Jersey
    Posts
    12,547
    Thanks
    6,248
    Thanked 5,901 Times in 3,766 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 454 Times in 437 Posts

    Default

    Holy shit. Now that is what I call an adventure...although I woulda shit my pants.

    Glad you are okay.

  11. The Following User Groans At Frank Apisa For This Awful Post:

    Dark Soul (03-15-2019)

  12. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Frank Apisa For This Post:

    Damocles (03-15-2019), evince (03-15-2019)

  13. #6 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    76,849
    Thanks
    1,857
    Thanked 9,179 Times in 6,127 Posts
    Groans
    2
    Groaned 415 Times in 387 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    The road I was on is normally a total blackout for cell service except certain points, one of which I was centered on when I had to stop... So I had internet, I was able to call for help, but nobody could get out there. I sat in there listening to True Crime podcasts and waited... waited... waited...
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

  14. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Damocles For This Post:

    Aimée (03-15-2019), cawacko (03-15-2019), christiefan915 (03-15-2019), countryboy (03-15-2019), dukkha (03-15-2019), evince (03-15-2019), Frank Apisa (03-15-2019), Grumpy (03-16-2019), Phantasmal (03-15-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019), USFREEDOM911 (03-15-2019)

  15. #7 | Top
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    42,840
    Thanks
    54,722
    Thanked 23,501 Times in 15,557 Posts
    Groans
    1,727
    Groaned 1,978 Times in 1,858 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    The road I was on is normally a total blackout for cell service except certain points, one of which I was centered on when I had to stop... So I had internet, I was able to call for help, but nobody could get out there. I sat in there listening to True Crime podcasts and waited... waited... waited...
    Do you carry emergency provisions? I had them in my car when I lived in Alaska!
    That’s why I’m so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,” Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Phantasmal For This Post:

    evince (03-15-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019)

  17. #8 | Top
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    8,001
    Thanks
    1,310
    Thanked 4,344 Times in 3,234 Posts
    Groans
    382
    Groaned 359 Times in 342 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    For those of y'all who didn't know... There was a blizzard in my area of Colorado in which I was stuck in my truck... Whiteout conditions stopped my ability to move, then snow drifting closed around stopping freezing my truck into an inescapable trap. For 13.5 hours I sat in my truck, checking my tailpipes to make sure the snow wouldn't cause Carbon Monoxide to build up in the cabin and kill me... the National Guard finally got to me and got me out. And today, after about 10 minutes of digging with a shovel and one backhoe with a chain my truck was pulled free and I was able to drive home on the newly opened roads.

    It was an adventure.

    Here was the view from my truck:

    Holy crap! Glad you're okay. How were you able to check your tailpipes? How were you found?
    Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent

  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to countryboy For This Post:

    Damocles (03-15-2019), evince (03-15-2019)

  19. #9 | Top
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    8,001
    Thanks
    1,310
    Thanked 4,344 Times in 3,234 Posts
    Groans
    382
    Groaned 359 Times in 342 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    The road I was on is normally a total blackout for cell service except certain points, one of which I was centered on when I had to stop... So I had internet, I was able to call for help, but nobody could get out there. I sat in there listening to True Crime podcasts and waited... waited... waited...
    Ah, I see.

    True crime podcasts, right up my alley.
    Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to countryboy For This Post:

    Damocles (03-15-2019)

  21. #10 | Top
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    42,840
    Thanks
    54,722
    Thanked 23,501 Times in 15,557 Posts
    Groans
    1,727
    Groaned 1,978 Times in 1,858 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Holy crap! Glad you're okay. How were you able to check your tailpipes? How were you found?
    His aura is very bright!
    That’s why I’m so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,” Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

  22. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Phantasmal For This Post:

    countryboy (03-15-2019), Damocles (03-15-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019)

  23. #11 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    76,849
    Thanks
    1,857
    Thanked 9,179 Times in 6,127 Posts
    Groans
    2
    Groaned 415 Times in 387 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    Do you carry emergency provisions? I had them in my car when I lived in Alaska!
    I keep a blanket and some snacks, but not too much. I knew somebody would get to me and I had a full tank of gas. Even after 13.5 hours of idling I only used about 1/8th of the tank. I could have stayed for quite some time without being in any danger. I did have to step out and pee once.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

  24. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Damocles For This Post:

    Aimée (03-15-2019), cawacko (03-15-2019), Phantasmal (03-15-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019)

  25. #12 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    76,849
    Thanks
    1,857
    Thanked 9,179 Times in 6,127 Posts
    Groans
    2
    Groaned 415 Times in 387 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Holy crap! Glad you're okay. How were you able to check your tailpipes? How were you found?
    I was actually able to check them by using my backup camera. The wind created a pocket back there and there was no danger at all of buildup, which was nice. There were some people that had it much worse. One guy didn't do that and was very nearly dead when they got to him. The National Guard came out in snowcats and got us. There was about 57 or so cars stuck on the road in front of me, which was one of the reasons I had to stop. Though most of the night I couldn't see anything and may as well have been alone...
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

  26. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Damocles For This Post:

    countryboy (03-15-2019), ThatOwlWoman (03-15-2019)

  27. #13 | Top
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Ravenhenge in the Northwoods
    Posts
    17,120
    Thanks
    34,644
    Thanked 13,239 Times in 8,221 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 900 Times in 858 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    The road I was on is normally a total blackout for cell service except certain points, one of which I was centered on when I had to stop... So I had internet, I was able to call for help, but nobody could get out there. I sat in there listening to True Crime podcasts and waited... waited... waited...
    Gods. How did you stay warm? Do you carry an emergency kit with water, food, blanket, etc.? How many other ppl were stuck there? Glad you're okay. Damn, that's a story for the g-kids.

  28. #14 | Top
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    17,433
    Thanks
    3,322
    Thanked 9,383 Times in 6,697 Posts
    Groans
    1
    Groaned 263 Times in 255 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    For those of y'all who didn't know... There was a blizzard in my area of Colorado in which I was stuck in my truck... Whiteout conditions stopped my ability to move, then snow drifting closed around stopping freezing my truck into an inescapable trap. For 13.5 hours I sat in my truck, checking my tailpipes to make sure the snow wouldn't cause Carbon Monoxide to build up in the cabin and kill me... the National Guard finally got to me and got me out. And today, after about 10 minutes of digging with a shovel and one backhoe with a chain my truck was pulled free and I was able to drive home on the newly opened roads.

    It was an adventure.

    Here was the view from my truck:

    Experiences like that keep life interesting and only make you stronger. Glad you are ok.
    Consider the Oyster.

    C-4 is just angry playdoh.

  29. #15 | Top
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    East Harpswell, Maine
    Posts
    1,040
    Thanks
    1,000
    Thanked 745 Times in 547 Posts
    Groans
    19
    Groaned 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    For those of y'all who didn't know... There was a blizzard in my area of Colorado in which I was stuck in my truck... Whiteout conditions stopped my ability to move, then snow drifting closed around stopping freezing my truck into an inescapable trap. For 13.5 hours I sat in my truck, checking my tailpipes to make sure the snow wouldn't cause Carbon Monoxide to build up in the cabin and kill me... the National Guard finally got to me and got me out. And today, after about 10 minutes of digging with a shovel and one backhoe with a chain my truck was pulled free and I was able to drive home on the newly opened roads.

    It was an adventure.

    Here was the view from my truck:

    Holy cow! I am glad to see that you are okay.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 49
    Last Post: 12-12-2016, 08:00 PM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-27-2016, 10:31 AM
  3. APP - The neocons are going back home
    By I Love America in forum Above Plain Politics Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-15-2016, 08:40 PM
  4. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-31-2013, 09:46 AM
  5. btw I am back home.
    By uscitizen in forum Off Topic Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-30-2008, 03:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •