Today was a first for me....the snow was so bad that I had to chain up all four tires in order to deliver the hilly part of my route. We are in the midst of the worst snow and cold snap that this area has seen in many years. People in this area dont own snowplows and arent accustomed to dealing with this much snow. I put chains on my back tires on Monday morning and I havent taken them off since. My hands, feet and butt are tingling from the constant ching-ching-ching-ching and the never ending rattling and vibration. Max speed with chains is 35 MPH so I'm going nowhere fast. Even with the chains I wound up getting stuck today. Fortunately, one of my customers was just up the road with his 4x4 pickup, and he was able to pull me out of the ditch so I didnt have to call a tow truck. I stopped at the top of a road that I knew I couldnt make it down, and called one of my customers to tell him I had his package. He came up to the top to meet me....in his tractor. I gave him his package, along with 5 other stops for his neighbors, and he delivered them for me. I had another customer meet me at the top of his driveway on a snowmobile!