Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snow-covered in Delaware

I got up early this morning to head about an hour south for a scheduled service appointment for my Honda Element at the dealer. My husband and I checked the weather last night and then again this morning, and he told me that there were going to be “snow showers” but I should be fine.

Well, I made it here.

Not sure what going home will be like and I nearly turned around a couple of times. The further south I drove, the worse the driving became and in some areas, I couldn’t even see the road. Not good!

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But here I am, safe and warm, at my favorite Honda service center. We have one much closer to our home, but I’ve been there twice and don’t trust them. We bought the Element at this place, and they’ve always been up front with me and have never steered me wrong.

And besides, they have a beautiful new waiting room. I used to have to walk over to the Acura building rather than sit in the dingy little waiting room here. Over at Acura, there were leather couches. And Starbucks coffee. And lotsa room.

But last year, the Honda dealer updated its look.

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I’m not going to worry about the drive home.

Well, not yet anyway.

So how’s your day going?

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30 comments:

RottenMom said...

There is nothing better than having a trusted auto repair shop. Mine happens to be a neighbor who owns a shop in the neighboring city. Worth the drive. Have a safe trip back home! We are getting dumped on this morning as well!

Marilyn said...

Woke up to no snow.....by the time the coffee had brewed we were dusted....now have about 1/2"....it looks beautiful....but I wouldn't want to drive an hour in it. Stay safe and get home quick.....George is waiting for you to go on a walk and show us your gorgeous surroundings....seriously....take care....

Snappy Di said...

When we moved to Roanoke 3 years ago we found a great auto service shop just up the road and have been taking both our Camry and the Pathfinder there. They have not let us down yet.

Snow seems to have stopped here around 10pm last night. The sky looks as though there is more on the way though.

Drive safe going home, and if it looks too bad just stay put where you are. Better safe than sorry!

Di

BUSH BABE said...

Hey sweetie... hope you stay warm and dry and get home safe and sound...

Today is almost done (well it will be if I ever get to sleep!) and it was great. A great dane smile at my place to pass your time...
:-)
BB

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh my gosh, that's a lot of snow. Be very, very careful on your drive back. I'm with Di above, if it's too bad just stay put.

Safe driving.

texwisgirl said...

Wow. That's a lot of snow... Be safe in your return! Go Honda! We are big Honda fans. Have bought 5 new Hondas - all from the same dealership - over the past 25 yrs. :) And we drive an hour to get to our dealer too - just not in that much snow!!!

Andi said...

Ah, there no greater experience than the dealership service center waiting room!! I am so glad they are finally getting the message and cleaning those places up! However, the Kia dealer I have to use hasn't figured it out yet! :) I didn't even realize we were supposed to get more snow today, I don't think we are supposed to get as much up north here as you are getting. Be safe and go slow coming home.

fourwilkies said...

Brrrr! Hope you get home safely. We are expecting snow too ...

deborah said...

Hoping the roads have been cleared by the time you have to make the trip home..safe and warm driving!

Char said...

oh my!!! be careful.

the weather is not supposed to get back until tomorrow here. by then i want be tucked in safe and sound.

Deb said...

hope your trip home is safe...that is a lot of snow...

Fine Lines said...

At least driving home you shouldn't have to worry about anything going wrong with your car, which will be "all tuned up!" Have a safe return to that cozy home of yours!!

Rusty said...

Yikes! That looks like a potential 'white-knuckle' type of drive home. But nothing a well maintained car can't handle. As for snow, all we have been getting up our way is a dusting. There is about six inches of packed snow on the ground, thats nothing for this time of the year. Strange weather patterns again this year. ATB!

Gail said...

No snow here,yet, so that's good.

Stay safe!

beth said...

do you remember when i just recently wrote about my honda dealer service place, too.....

i love them.

and the place is so clean with cookies and popcorn and coffee and tea and a huge flat screen television...

i love honda !

Caroline said...

Just got out car back from the shop...there is something to be said about mechanics that you trust! Our guy rocks. I love that top photo...

Have fun digging out ;)

Alli said...

Well, I'm certainly a bit South of you and we had some snow (but nothing tremendous!). Glad Honda updated their waiting room for you! Wait, the Acura had Starbucks coffee? That's wild! Hope you have a safe trip home.

Today Noah & I are working on unpacking and cleaning up the apartment after Winter Break. I'm also busy daydreaming about moving to Britain.

Hilary said...

Just as snowy here, but I've only had to walk to my destinations. Be safe!

JackDaddy said...

Maybe they have guest quarters if you need to spend the night! :)

DesertHen said...

Enjoying a foggy, frosty day here.

Safe travels home!

missing the mom gene said...

I woke up to a similar white blanket here in Philly and canceled a lunch date. Too many hills and fearless drivers on the road. I used to be fearless but that seemed to disappear when I turned 50. Love your photos!

maillady said...

well, glad you made it there and hope you made it home safely. i worked in this weather all day. about 4inches in south jersey where i deliver the mail. it was a slippery day but i did get the route done and made it home safe. now the question is do i drive an hr south to my best buds surprise 60th birthday????? YES , i would never not go. we are mail carriers !!!! have a great weekend katie.

Oliag said...

...this is exactly why I am in love with my AWD Subaru... Now I just have to tell my Subaru service station to provide Starbucks and I will be all set:)

Please write in when you get home safely....

xoxo
Gail

Mary Lou said...

I love that you blogged at the car dealer. Isn't it just wonderful? I hope you get home safely before dark with a fine tuned car.

Country Girl said...

I am home again, home again, jiggety jig . . .

~ C.G.

eileeninmd said...

Just stopping by for a visit. We had snow here too. I assume you are not that far away. I am glad you made it home safely. They seem to take pretty good care of the main roads.

Jeanne Walker said...

Heavens to Betsy...that's a whollotta snow! If it snowed anywhere close to that down here in Texas, I just don't know we'd do? Shelter in place, I guess!

So glad that you made it home without incidence! Get a cup of hot tea, a good book, a warm blanket and our pal George and have a wonderful night! Oh, and don't forget DH too!

Ellen said...

I love my Honda dealer!
Our Fit is the best car I have ever owned, 5 speed, peppy...fun....red!....
Better than the mercedes, the cadillac and the several toyotas...smiles...

Kerri said...

Glad you got home safely (from reading your other post)
We had snow and sun and snow and sun and snow and sun .... all day yesterday.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I just luv my Element!