I had to abandon it there a couple days ago because I couldn't make it up the hill, and had quite the work cut out for me today....BUT PEOPLE ARE AWESOME AND NICE!
First, the Korean bodega owner on the corner let me use his shovel for an hour and a half, then after I got out I parked in his parking lot and bought junk food from him in return, then got stuck in an ice-rut on the way out!! Luckily, a guy in a huge-ass Ford F-950 with double back tires and flames shooting out of it gave me a mighty push and up the hill I went, past the fail-bus that couldn't.
THEN, after having a lovely glass of wine and dinner with a friend around Hawthorne, I got stuck again, just driving! (this is after the slush/happy snow had re-solidified into pure evil). So there I am, half way into like Hawthorne & 40th or so, by the Afghan resto, digging myself deep into the ice. And, you guessed it, random strangers started coming out of the woodwork! First a guy on his way to 14, then a nice couple, then a super gung-ho guy with a jeep and a strap. Jeep guy, in his Carhartt onesie & cowboy hat, pulled me out and let me rip out in 3rd (accompanied by weird transmission smells) onto Hawthorne. Sadly after all this I was too late to make it to lovemotionstory 's fantastic birthday bash (sorry!!), but I was able to safely bring the car home to its space where it shall await the great thaw, whenever that will be.
So, yeah, fuck yeah, random stranger people! If only we all were like this all the time..