Boy-child and I hopped in the car and set out to Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to get him to work. He learned how to push a car up an alley to get to the street today. Good lesson, I say. It was treacherous but passable until we got to the Riverside Ave exit on the interstate. There was a wall of snow blocking the exit ramp. Did they forget to plow it or could they not see it? What could we do but continue to Cedar, get back on the interstate going east and exit Riverside from the other direction. Success!
I did not rent any movies as I was unwilling to stop, making Boy-child hop out of the car in the middle of Franklin Avenue.
Then there was the question of how to get home. Franklin was pretty clear, so I continued to River Road, which is a snow emergency route. Unfortunately, it was only plowed to the border. St Paul hasn't gotten to it yet. Surprised? No, I'm not either. I made it back to Highland and decided to go to Lund's parking lot since I was obviously never going to make it back down the alley.
Lund's parking lot is not clear. Oops. I think this is a first. I know I've done that trick at least twice before.
So there I was, in my car, no streets plowed, nowhere to park .... what to do, what to do?
And then, an epiphany. The ramp! There's a ramp at Lifetime Fitness across the street from Lund's.
I don't care what it costs. I just hope I can get to the bookstore by 7:00 tomorrow morning.