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This is a helpful article from weather.com that shares some driving tips on how to drive on snow and ice.

Driving in Snow and Ice

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.

Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions.

It’s helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you’re familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner’s manual for tips specific to your vehicle.

Driving safely on icy roads

  1. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
  2. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
  3. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
  4. Keep your lights and windshield clean.
  5. Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.
  6. Don’t use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
  7. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.
  8. Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
  9. Don’t assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads

Read the rest here:

http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.html?from=safety_index

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I haven’t been blogging too much because nothing much has changed.

Child #1 is still getting on the bus whining…It is very annoying and I had to get firm with him. He knows all that he is doing (whining), and when he is told to stop, he wants to get louder. He probably is upset with me, but hey….I don’t wanna hear him acting like it’s the first day of school and he won’t ever see his mommy again!

His mother ‘babies’ him. She better stop it now, because he’ll be a teen and still act like a ‘baby.’ I think because he has multiple ailments (disabilites) she thinks he’s fragile. He may be ‘fragile’ physically, but he can talk and sing loud and I’m sure his ‘hind part’ can sustain a rod! LOL

I also found out child #2 is in the hospital. She apparently has something wrong with her lungs, as her grandmother mentioned. I think it may be pneumonia. I’m not sure, but she is critical care. So, I’m praying for her, that she will be treated well and heal in God’s time.