Pulled my neighbors ex wife (I think thats who she is) and her kids out of a really bad place.
I'm assuming by what she said, and they way she was attempting to drive this thing, (an older black Jetta) that it was either left to her, given to her, or it was part of a settlement from divorce. But anyway, it was a stick, and she couldn't drive it for anything.
I was inside washing dishes and got done, and heard this burning out, squealing belt noise. (Not uncommon, since my neighbors drive like ******** anyway...) I look out the window over the driveway and see the black Jetta stuck in a rut in the drive way. Well, I'm laughing my *** off, because I thought it was my neighbors or one of their friends and they were screwing around and just got stuck. So I let them mess around some more.
I look out our front window to see a huge cloud of smoke (rubber) from that direction. Go look, and the driver literally has burnt through about 8" of solid ice and snow pack on top of that and is chewing up the ground. I see her get out, and what I think was her oldest daughter, and they are trying to figure out what to do. Well, since it wasn't the jerks that I hate, and would have let them sit there all day, I decided to go help.
She had that poor car stuck in both directions. Down through the ice going forward, and in the snowbank backed up against my cover-it shelter. Which is hard snow pack mixed with ice. Its solid stuff.
It didn't look that bad, until I chopped up the ice in front of the front tires, and found out just how bad the rear was shoved into that snowbank.
I tried nudging her car with the LeSabre, but neither of us were going anywhere. Its slick ice out there.
So I grab the trusty tow strap, hook it to the subframe on each cars backside, and yank the Jetta back through the snowbank like it was a pedal car.
No pics of the actual setup or anything. Was worried about getting her out of there, with her 2 young kids in the car and all. But I do have shots of the aftermath.
Yeah, she had it stuck pretty good.
Buick=1. Blonde driver + Jetta + Ice - skillz=0!
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