Thursday, January 10, 2013

Black Ice

Last night Mica and I walked to the Y; for his Jiu jitsu class.

Mica was, like he usually is in a hurry. He was running along saying, "Mom you can't catch me! I bet you can't get my gizzards!" I just tell them I'm going to get their "Gizzards" when I go to tickle their ribs. I know people don't really have, "Gizzards". I said, "Mica you better slow down! There is ice in some spots." Mica said, "Don't worry I'm running along and I have not fallen yet." We were almost there, and he was slowing down anyhow.

On the way home, Mica started running down the sidewalk once again. I made him walk. He thought I was crazy. The ice wasn't very visible. I slipped, and fast boy didn't. I didn't fall, thankfully! Luckily Mica saw me almost bite the dust. I told him, "See I wasn't even going fast, and I slipped. If I would have been running, I would have certainly fell hard!"


This morning we were getting ready to leave the house, and our power went out right as Daddy was about to get Isaak's teeth brushed. We had to get our coats on in the dark. Mica was pointing a flash light around to assist us. Even the street lights were out. In the car, on the radio we found out a car hit a pole. It knocked power out of our whole neighborhood.

On the interstate our lane was SLOW. A cop car passed us. We drove by three accidents that were right by each other.

I talked to Mica some more about black ice; how it's not safe to run on it. It's supposed to get warm here, and rain this afternoon. It should be warm enough over night that it won't freeze. Part of the problem with snow is that it melts and can turn into ice.

Here's a great page on the hazards of  black ice


Masshole Mommy said...

A lot of people don't understand the hazards of black ice, but more accidents happen with black ice than in regular snow storms I think. It's so easy to think that the roads are clear because they look that way, but if it's cold outside - especially in the mornings, there is a good chance the roads are going to be slippery.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have wiped out running on black ice, so I bought some ice jogger things that strap over my shoes. Now I can still go running even when it's icy, and I won't fall.

Glad you were okay!

Liz Mays said...

I think that's one of the scariest parts of the winter. I'm glad you got your lesson through to him, and I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself with that fall!

Theresa Mahoney said...

It is some dangerous stuff. My husband had a nasty fall this past weekend taking our dogs for a walk and slipped on some ice.

Sometimes it's easier for kids to have visuals on why things are dangerous other than us telling them. Glad you didn't get hurt on the ice!

Eat To Live said...

I have slipped on black ice several times in my life.... Not fun!!

We were in Memphis yesterday, it was raining. A car tried to stop and slid right through the intersection. It wasn't ice but the road was oily from all the cars and the rain made it slick.

~ Noelle said...

you know our issues with black ice...
hope yall stay safe :)

Maryann D. said...

Wow the weather is really not very nice where you live now. Hopefully it will be better soon and no more ice! I hate ice. - be careful!
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mail4rosey said...

I slid across to a median on black ice my first year moving here and have been VERY respectful of that stuff every since, I just hate it!

Are We There Yet! said...

I talked to my Daughter and she said it was bad in Pennsylvania too. I think I am happy to be in Mississippi for a week more. Maybe it will be nicer by the time I get back home.


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