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30/01/2003 at 19:00
Home at last and now waiting for the inevitable motorway closures - it's not good out there, and I couldn't get the car onto the drive, everything is a bit too slippery. Rant follows...
30/01/2003 at 19:05
1. A car has been abandoned at J6 of the M1, sideways across the two outside lanes, it is dark in colour, and almost invisible. There is very little traffic, and the speed limit is set at thirty, so some drivers are venting their frustration by driving at normal speed in the middle lane. What will happen next is inevitable. Presumably the police are so busy they haven't got he resources to move the vehicle or mark it.

2. Another frustrated driver has just tried to drive up the outside lane of the slip road, not realising, because snow has covered all the signs and road markings, that is two way traffic, one lane each. He was a bit surprised, when roaring past the slow moving traffic to find me coming the other way.

Three inches of snow and it hasn't had time to thaw and refreeze yet, roll on tomorrow :-)
30/01/2003 at 19:30
It's been slowing like bu66ery down here for the last hour and it's my day off tomorrow. Great timing.
Spent the last 1/2 hour posting on the US site. They're very cautious. I'm sure they think I'm a bit odd when, as you know, it's only caused by a slightly iconoclastic sense of humour. I couldn't find anyone over there eating a pile of pancakes for breakfast. One granola bar was the most anyone would admit to.
JJ
30/01/2003 at 19:31
Poor JJ, you shouldn't have mentioned spats, they're having enough trouble already with Iraq
30/01/2003 at 19:34
It's also been snowing.
JJ
30/01/2003 at 19:38
I took my brolly over to the states, waiting for the kettle to boil for tea
30/01/2003 at 19:46
Not even a pint over here...
30/01/2003 at 19:47
That's the trouble with the oldies, they all go home at 7 and don't come out again. Or did you all go to the party at URWFRC without me?
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
30/01/2003 at 20:01
I'm here Helen. Had to get the run in first.
30/01/2003 at 20:11
Well done for running in this weather
30/01/2003 at 20:16
Helen W.
I can't be in two places at once. They certainly lack a sense of humour don't they.
JJ
30/01/2003 at 20:25
I'm going to log off any minute otherwise I'll get snowed in. Interesting day. I don't think I will be spending too much time on the US site. It's heavy going.

Don't panic if I am not around to wake you all up in the morning but I should be back by mid-afternoon. You can deal with the Billow explosion yourselves.
Bye
JJ
30/01/2003 at 20:27
Betcha there won't be one. Enjoy the pub :-)

P.S I was going to say I was stalking you, but then thought they wouldn't find it amusing...
30/01/2003 at 21:04
Helen W.
I would but don't bring the 12 bore.
There's traffic chaos outside, cars pointing every which way on the packed snow.
Will have to give them time to sort themselves out.
Good job I brought the 4 wheel drive this morning.
JJ
30/01/2003 at 21:05
So how come I'm the only forumite with no snow? Eh??
30/01/2003 at 21:10
Dunno, WP, I've got loads, and a car which is useless in it, couldn't even reverse onto the drive tonight
30/01/2003 at 21:12
JJ, you are safe, I promise.
30/01/2003 at 21:25
Ah well, suppose I can't win 'em all.
JJ
30/01/2003 at 21:30
Couldn't catch you if I tried ;-)
30/01/2003 at 21:34
I just been rooting round some cupboards here and I've found a bottle of pink plonk.
Any port, so top speak, in a storm. Comfy now 'til the traffic sorts itself out.
Might pop over to California in a minute. Virtual warmth.
JJ
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