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Old 02-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #771
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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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Old 02-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #772
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You get stuck by making a stupid mistake, you berry it to the frame by being stupid.
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You get stuck by making a stupid mistake, you berry it to the frame by being stupid.
Reminds me of the stupid thing I did this morning/hold my drink and watch this situation, I got to work and tried pulling in one of the entrances. I saw maybe 8" of snow/ice and figure I could get over it, but it was more like 10" at least. So my Caddy go hung up right in the middle of the car. It took me about 2 minutes to get it out by backing out. Then when through a different entrance.
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driving through the slush today i got my serpentine belt wet enough to be thrown off the pullies. took around 30 mins to put it back on because i couldn't remember how it went.
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Sat in my camaro and pretended i was driving LOL
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Roads were like a skating rink this morning. Hard time getting going, and even harder stopping. Let it in 2WD and drove slow. Nearly slid past work because I couldn't stop. Now it'* snowing. That should be nice.
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went out and droped the engnie in the car and bolted up the engine mounts
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Drove home, still slippery as heck. never even got up to the speed limit.
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Drove the Jeep cherry around the apt. complex listening to bill whithers Decaf'd on a sub-less system :P
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Was almost to Sheridan last friday to get daughters jetta when the neighbor called and said there was water runnig out of my garage (sh t) he turned off the water, but it flooded all my tool boxes. So ended up making the trip all in one day 740 mi . So spent all day saturday cleaning up the mess . took Sunday off to go fishing , I needed it lol. I read the codes on the Jetta Sunday it had 7 must be a record.
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