It's that time of year. It's cold, it's warm. It's cold, it's warm. Back and forth, back and forth, and the poor roads just can't handle it. The public works crews around here have been working, seemingly nonstop, trying to get a handle on the problem. So let's definitely give them the kudos they deserve.

However, yesterday morning when I left my house, I immediately slammed into a monster pothole. It wasn't just your run-of-the-mill, everyday pothole. It was the kind where I thought my front wheel was going to disappear into Narnia or some other magical, far away place. I literally thought my car had split in two.

I tried taking several pictures to really bring it's true horror to light. But ultimately, as you can see below, I decided the only way to show it's true depth was to get right down inside it, since my original photo was not really doing the actual vastness any justice.

I assure you this road chasm is nearly 6 inches deep, and will chew a tire up and spit out the steel belts. Just last winter, my wife hit one and it popped the tire! I renamed it the pothole o' gold.

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