I practically need ice skates cross the street and retrieve my mail. My mailbox (by the pine trees in this photo) is at the end of the dead-end street. Earlier this week, I thought I'd be smart and drive to the mailbox instead of attempting to cross the street. Well, that was a BIG mistake, as I nearly landed on my keister just trying to get out of the car. Yesterday, I sprinkled de-icer on the street near the mailbox so it will be a bit safer for me and others. I might do another application today.
Residential streets aren't plowed, and residents must fend for themselves until the thaw. Because my street doesn't get a lot of traffic, fluctuating temperatures have turned my street to a sheet of ice. It's even more treacherous at night.
Does anyone have ice skates or ice cleats that I can borrow?