Shannon Stacey

No mas, Mother Nature

See that little triangle of bright blue? That’s the top of the tarp covering my Mustang.


We left storage arranging a little late this year and finally decided to park it at my stepmother’s and just throw a tarp over it. Then Mother Nature gifted us with 100-year-old-record breaking snows. We went up for dinner today and I think it’s going to be July before I can drive it home.

I cringe to think of its poor 41-year-old suspension.


This one was taken a little bit later. It’s the husband standing on the snow between the Mustang and my dad’s old Pathfinder, digging down to the tarp so the sun can start warming it. What’s really sad is we’ve had thawing for the last two weeks and the snowbanks are down up to 50%.

7 comments to “No mas, Mother Nature”

  1. Melani Blazer
      · March 23rd, 2008 at 9:56 pm · Link

    OMG Shan, well, just… OMG.

    know what I mean?


  2. Shannon
      · March 24th, 2008 at 8:54 am · Link

    I know.

    And I keep waiting for somebody to come take my car away just in principle. :baby:

  3. Jaci Burton
      · March 24th, 2008 at 9:24 am · Link

    :eyebrow: And you live there on purpose?


  4. Karen Templeton
      · March 24th, 2008 at 12:22 pm · Link

    #1 took the LSAT and has been getting flyers from assorted law schools around the country, including one up in your neck of the woods.

    He hates snow.


  5. Bev Stephans
      · March 24th, 2008 at 2:24 pm · Link

    How hard is your car to start after being snowbound all winter? Mine hasn’t been under a tarp but hasn’t been driven since November. I’m afraid to try it!

  6. Charlene
      · March 24th, 2008 at 9:19 pm · Link

    Too. Much. Snow. Really, it stops being fun after a while. I like living where I can drive to visit it, then go home. :thumb:

  7. Shannon
      · March 25th, 2008 at 7:51 am · Link

    Well, we don’t always get this much. Although I can’t even imagine what our world would like right now if we hadn’t had that January thaw.

    I do, J. I’ve lived in a lot of places, and it takes an act of extreme strongarming on the family’s part to get me to leave the state even for a couple of days. I’m becoming a hermit on a state level.

    I’d check the battery, Bev. Maybe put a charger on it. Other than that….my husband’s in charge of post-winter starting. The place where we usually store the Mustang would always start it every couple of weeks and let it run for a few minutes, but we blew it this year. So he’ll probably throw a battery charger on it, then fire it up. It’ll turn over hard and cough and blow carbon out the pipes and it’ll take a few tries, but she’ll go. A fuel injected car, though…I don’t know.

    We’re supposed to have a high of 44 today—bubye more snow! Then we’re supposed to have more fall overnight. :rofl:

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