My brother in law is currently driving from Chicago through a massive snow storm to Brantford, Ontario.
This is the guy who’s afraid to fly so whenever he comes to the Toronto area he always drives. Last year when we drove to Chicago I think it took us close to 12 hours to get there and maybe 10.5 to get back. So during a snow storm that’s raging the whole way it will probably end up taking him 16 to 20 hours. Flying of course wouldn’t do him much good anyway if he would fly as I’m sure there’ll be a lot of cancellations over the next 24 hours. We’re expecting about 30 cm of snow!
Why is he risking getting into an accident?
Well … last weekend one of his best friends brother was murdered in Brantford. He was apparently stabbed by someone that lived in he and his wifes home while he slept. I likely met the man at some point in the past, but I can’t remember him, unfortunately.
The funeral was held earlier in this week. We didn’t go because 1. Chris had to work and 2. We’ve been having major ice storms here and driving from Toronto to Brantford there’s a really bad area (the Hamilton Mountain) and we always have major problems there during storms.
My brother-in-law is of course coming up to see his friend. His friend is not doing well and I’m sure he’s not up to having visitors, but it looks like Chris’ brother is insisting on coming to see him.
Now how is that family going to feel if my brother-in-law gets into a major accident and is injured or even killed?
I can fully understand why he wants to come back home and see his friend, but driving under these conditions when you don’t absolutely have to is just nuts.
Of course now that my brother in law is coming down Chris will feel compelled to drive through the raging storm later tonight or early tomorrow to see his brother and also visit with their old friend. Chris BTW doesn’t know the friend or his brother all that well, but I’m certain he’ll go because he’ll feel obligated since his brother came from such a distance to see a friend.