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Kudos To 911

Inside Looking Out

I wrote this post in February of this year.  I got sick a few days later and forgot about it.  I’ve decided to go ahead and post it.


I got stuck in the snow on Saturday when it snowed all day.  I was in Cornell, a small town on the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.  I tried calling some local services for a tow truck, but, being the weekend, no one answered their phone.  Some snowmobilers came by and tried to push me out without success.  My smartphone was having trouble finding WIFI.

My only recourse thus seemed to be 911, but I was reluctant to call because I didn’t seem to be in a true emergency.  But I couldn’t think of what else to do, so I called.  I apologized to the gentleman at Chippewa County Emergency Services, but he didn’t seem to be bothered by my call and went out of his way to make sure I got help.  I know he made several calls before he was able to find someone in Ladysmith, over thirty miles away.  Eventually, a tow truck arrived and pulled me out.

Thanks very, very much to the man who helped me and Chippewa County Emergency Services.

In my love/hate relationship with smartphones, this day was all love.

P.S., while waiting in my car to be rescued, I noticed the drops of melted snow on my car window and snapped a decent photo.  I was in the snow waiting for a couple of hours and was able to get a few more decent photos.