A more difficult than usual time in life

@maximax8 (27048)
January 19, 2013 9:45am CST
It is still very snowy in my local area. I live in close and my car isn't able to go out on the snow and ice. My mom's car in blocked in as well. We both want to go food shopping and yet it is more difficult than usual to do so. This morning I got a backpack and three shopping bags and put them on the handles of my son's wheelchair. I got my coat, wellington boots, gloves, hat and scarf on plus did the same for my children. I placed my son in his wheelchair and off we went on foot to our nearest supermarket. It was challenging to walk and push my son's wheelchair in the snow. I had to tip my son's wheelchair up because the small front wheels aren't great for going over snow. The large wheels were better to use you see. It took an exhausting half an hour to get to the supermarket. It was even worse coming back with all the heavy shopping. The backpack gave me a backache. I had a headache but knew I had to go because my family were low on food and drinks. Drinks are heavy. That supermarket has higher prices than the other ones I usually drive out to. Have you ever had a challenging time in life? Did bad weather ever cause you any difficulty?
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 13
I don't think anything was more difficult in my life than being in an abusive relationship and being trapped my friend, so anything else is a doddle compared to that. I have had to leave my car behind, and walk into town, it's 30 minutes, I tend to walk on the roads during the day as the snow and ice is cleared, whereas on the pavements it's still slippery and icy and very precarious on foot. The snow is slowly melting, I hate being snowed in, I hope that's the last of it.
@AmbiePam (46429)
• United States
21 Jan 13
Wow. That's quite an ordeal.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Jan 13
I felt very difficult if there is a rain every morning and evening because I need to drive my motorcycle from my house to our shop. I cannot afford to buy a car at this moment. I have 2 siblings to send to school and wife also pregnant. Maybe after 2 years I can afford to have one, even the cheapest car.
@Mavic123456 (7931)
• Thailand
20 Jan 13
yes sometimes just to save a little at the expense of big sacrifice. I don't elaborate more about it. but yes. I just ask you why do you need to bring the children for grocery? cant you just leave them? i think it will be easier for you if you just be on your own, have a cart or a bag with wheels to carry on the heavy items. and so on... I meant no offense here please.. .
@allknowing (56837)
• India
20 Jan 13
When survival is the issue maximax sky is the limit to overcome hurdles. All of us experience such situations. I can recall one such incident in my life. Suddenly there was a transport strike declared - no taxis, no buses, no trains,no private vehicles. The distance between my office and home normally takes an hour by any road transport. I walked half way and spent the night at my sisters. Could not contact my husband as the phone lines were down too. It was only the next day I could contact him and he came over to fetch me.He had reached home as he was on outdoor duty and he was home before the strike. I hope all is well with you now.
• United States
20 Jan 13
I don't drive so, I have to walk to the supermarket, every time I go. Only have one child. It take me an hour one way to walk to the store. I do have a little cart, that I use. We do the things we have to for the love of our families.
@vivek19 (219)
• India
20 Jan 13
Bad weather always causes difficulty. I after face them. In my area it only rains, so I use my raincoat and umbrella and also cover my luggage with plastic bags. I use bicycle too. As you said that its snowy out there than you you can use q wagon instead of the wheelchair.
@ohid2u (145)
• Bangladesh
20 Jan 13
Yes,There was a flood in my area in 2009,I along with my family had to struggle for about 1 weeks,We ran out of food.We had only dry food reserved for us.Boats were set to help the people charging a little fees.But when we went out of in search of food.The prices were sky touching,it was really an irritating experience.
@natliegleb (5187)
• India
20 Jan 13
it is quite exhausting as well as a bit odd for sure and i really do understand that,you certainly need to work hard and put up a bit more effort to have a great life and the difficult can be worked upon on
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
19 Jan 13
maximax8 I admire you. It is amazing what mothers are prepared to go through for their family. I hope the weather will get better soon so that you can use your car. I have never experienced snow (would wish to, one day!) but during winter time, it can rain non-stop. I remember when I had to travel by train (about 3 hrs every day)to work. It was difficult getting to the station with my baby in the mornings and we stayed far from the station. We would board the train, and when the train would stop at one particular station, I would pass my baby through the window to my sister standing on the platform. She would look after him and then in the afternoon, I would hang out by the window looking for her to pass my son back with all the bags! It was sometimes so hard...
@lowloy (316)
• United States
19 Jan 13
you must be a strong lady to push a wheel chair that distance in the snow on two wheels. would it have been better to go alone? there was a time a few years ago when i wanted to check out a pond for scenic/ beauty as well as fishing. i took a station wagon on service trails meant for trucks or four wheel drives to look at the area. i only went a small distance, but could not turn around so we had to drive the entire distance around the pond. i was wondering if we would be able to make it out of the area or had to call for help, because the terrain was rough with big gulleys or ditches. it was very rough going and we made it out. i tell people now we went 4 wheelin in a station wagon. i hope your snowy adventures are easier with stocked food. good luck.