So when we went to bed last night and noticed faint lightning to the north of us, we went to sleep utterly confident that it wouldn't rain. Yeah, right. Thunder, lightning, and rain woke us both up a couple of times and we both thought, "Oh! Rain! How nice!"
It was still raining this morning when we got up and then it hit DH; the car and truck are parked up by the house, instead of past the spot where our 300-foot-long dirt driveway turns into a car-sucking quagmire at one particular point. Uh oh.
DH got in his car and was sure he could make it out. Ten minutes later he was back at the front door; the car had lost traction at the quagmire and was stuck. So while DH removed the mowing brush hog attachment from the tractor, I walked down to the stuck car to steer it out once DH arrived with the tractor to pull it free.
Most American cars and trucks have a handy tow hook under the front of the car. We have a German-made Jetta. It, too, has a tow hook. However, it is hidden behind a fancy grill. DH ended up having to dig out the owner's manual to read up on how to access the tow hook. To remove the grill, he had to dig out a special tool kit stowed in the trunk under the spare tire. He had to try several different tools as they were not well-marked. This took about fifteen minutes. Did I mention it was raining still?
Once DH actually got the tow chain on the tow hook, the job of pulling the car free took about a minute. He was not a happy Jetta owner at that point.
How was your morning?