Woke up this morning here in St. Louis to another snow. The streets are covered, the temps are dropping and cars are sliding on off ramps during rush hour. But we aren't the only ones. The southeast is getting more snow and cold than they've had in years, the Carolinas, Alabama, Virginia etc etc. Here's a picture of a snow related traffic problem on a highway in Alabama.
Semi trucks! My worst driving nightmare. Here's a story from yesterday. I picked up Christian and Connor from their school in Webster Groves and then Nick from his babysitter so we could go over to Collinsville for mid week Lenten service at Holy Cross. As we were driving in the right lane on I-44 we noticed a huge tractor trailer right on the bumper of a mid-sized gray car in the middle lane. I mean that truck was inches away from the car and stayed that way for some miles until the car moved to exit. Even the boys in the back seat were watching this with disbelief. If something were to have come up which involved stopping quickly, that truck would have been inside that car.
Actually, the boys were so affected by this that when we got into Illinois and the traffic eased a bit, they noticed another big truck and talked about how it looked like the same one that bullied the car. I give those big rigs a wide berth. You just never know.