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oh flipping heck

Tim just phoned to say he's spent the last hour trying to get out of Amersham. Sleet here, snow there, the Ridgeway lies between. I really didn't know what to say; I've done the commute precisely once. Nothing's actually closed between there and here, looking at the traffic information, but there's lots of snow, ice and accidents. Find a pub or find a hotel and stay there, maybe? I suppose his car wasn't actually stuck or he would have phoned the RAC and not me. I suppose. His phone cut out abruptly and is now going straight to voicemail. I didn't even get the location.

... tries again ...

OK, the entire traffic queue is making similar calls and the cell is winking on and off. Well, he has a working phone and he made it up Gore Hill, and there's lots of people in the same pickle. I'd better put a stew on.


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21st Dec, 2009 19:34 (UTC)
Stew indeed
Fingers crossed for him to get back for stew in ok time. Ack!
21st Dec, 2009 19:37 (UTC)
Re: Stew indeed
Hmmm. So far, signs are not good. But the stew's on, at any rate.
21st Dec, 2009 19:51 (UTC)
Bum, hope he's soon home and dry. Snow's only really enjoyable from the cosy indoors. or snowman-making or something well away from cars and slipperyness.
21st Dec, 2009 20:12 (UTC)
nearly fell over on the way home
eurgh, there hasn't been any nice snow -- just slush, slidy granules, and thin skiddy layers
21st Dec, 2009 21:04 (UTC)
Amersham co-incidence
fingers crossed re he gets stew, likewise.

My printer's rep phoned from Amersham, where they are, this morning, to say would it be Ok if he did't attempt to drive through the snow that was engulphing the roads to swap five minutes' pleasantries with me and then drive back. I said 'yes'. I'm magnanimous, but I suspect I can't spell 'pleasantries'
21st Dec, 2009 21:58 (UTC)
Jeepers, I hope he’s back by now!
21st Dec, 2009 22:02 (UTC)
erm, no. I reckoned about 10, though.
21st Dec, 2009 22:07 (UTC)
If he's driving it may be longer I'm afraid. As long as he has fuel, and a functional heater in the car he'll be OK.
21st Dec, 2009 22:16 (UTC)
No sh*t. He just called from Beaconsfield. Where he just helped a lorry driver push a van-shaped blockage up a hill, thereby clearing the way...

He's got plenty of fuel and the heater on full blast.
22nd Dec, 2009 00:48 (UTC)
I am returned.
I can't help feeling it might have been a bit quicker if there had been more volunteers tham me, a Welsh lorry driver and three Nigerians to help push stranded vans up the hill to Beaconsfield.

Edited at 2009-12-22 10:59 (UTC)
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