I have been driving around Durango in a 2-wheel drive SUV for 3 years.
(Texans, It's basically impossible to drive in the snow/ice in a SUV that's 2-wheel drive. People look at me like I don't eat organically, recycle, or mountain bike when I tell them I don't have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive.)
And in those 3 years, sure I've gotten stuck, but I've always been able to get out of it (with help.)
But, my luck ran out the other evening in Kylie's driveway.
After I started sliding sideways (squealing all the way, of course) I went in to get her help and here's the end result.
Kylie shoveled snow and pushed on the car, but it didn't move.
I then had the big plan to call Cassidy to come get me, leave the car as it was, and let Jason "fix it" the next day.
But since Kylie wouldn't be able to get out of her own driveway, I finally gave-up and decided to call my insurance.
My insurance kept asking me if I was in a ditch. They didn't seem to understand how I could get stuck in a driveway. I finally said, "I might as well be in a ditch. This is a seriously steep driveway, I'm in the mountains!"
The tow-truck driver arrived about an hour later and asked, "Is this 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive?" When I told him it was two-wheel he first said, "Wow. I've never even seen one of these before", and then followed it up with, "This is bad."
I told him my husband suggested throwing down some sand. (Jason was in the Denver airport coming home from New Orleans.)
He looked at me and said, "Um, We're way past sand. I might have to call another tow truck."
Luickly they were able to back up the tow truck, hook my front tire, and turn the car around.
And the next day you could barely tell I'd even been there.
(Can you hear my sarcasm?)