So today was a snowday. Happy Valetine's Day to me! It was more like an ice day. It snowed yesterday and we got released from school 2 hours early. Then there was freezing rain all night. I decided to go to my friend Martha's house. So at 4, I headed out- my roommate had kindly cleaned off my windows so I thought I could get out no problem. You can't tell by the side ways picture (sorry) but there is a big ledge- about 6 inches- left by the plow. Well I tried, and tried and my wheels just kept spinning. I saw a guy a few cars down having the same problem so I went to help push. As soon as I got to his car, he gets out and tells me it is okay- he doesn't need any help because this is his girlsfriends car and he has an SUV blah.. blah.. blah.. Okay. I think he just didn't want a girl helping him. Whatever. He didn't offer to help me. Whatever. Neither did the other 3 guys and 1 girl that walked past while I spun my wheels and shoveled. I was beginning to become very disgusted with the lack of kindness in this world when along came Blaze. He was the coolest guy. I felt horrible as he was older and had a limp but helped push, and shovel, and push, and shovel. "That's what neighbors are for", he said. Finally my car got out and so I wanted to help him- but he made me go get gas (my light came on as soon as I started my car). So I went and came back to help him. Then he helped me again clear out my spot totally so I could park there again. We helped another couple get their car out. I decided not to go to Martha's because I don't want some selfish, lazy person to steal my nicely cleared spot. That isn't very Christlike- I know. But after shovelling for 2 hours- I am tired. So thank you Blaze for being a REAL man. And for renewing my faith in the kindness of people. And thank you Fairfax County Public Schools for the Valentines gift of another snowday tomorrow! yey!