Thursday, January 13, 2011
Close to Nowhere
Hmmm, snow here too
OK, it was fun for a bit, but enough is enough!
As I write this on Tuesday, the forecast is calling for around 11 degrees come nightfall. I’m way too cold!
Sunday afternoon, my granddaughters were antsy waiting on the snow. Oddly enough, Ron Childers had predicted the snow would begin around 4 p.m. or so that day. At 3:45 it started sleet/snowing. By my bedtime, it was just beautiful.
Monday morning it truly was a winter wonderland at my house! Although the outside cats weren’t the happiest creatures I’d ever seen (they sleep and live mostly on the covered back deck with lots of protection and places to snuggle up warmly), the horses looked absolutely beautiful against the gorgeous backdrop.
My long-haired Chihuahua Foxy is in dire straits -- she doesn’t intend to squat and get her beautiful fur wet and cold! And tripping through the snow with her beautiful feet is not pleasing to the drama queen either!
At 5 a.m. on Monday morning, daughter Dana was calling her work in Memphis, trying to explain that her car simply was not going to plow though the 11 inches of snow in our driveway. She’d gotten almost three feet by the time she gave up.
Barry, the editor, came and got me. I rode the 4-wheeler up to the road, as my car wasn’t going to make it uphill through the snow either.
I have been forbidden to talk about the funny parts of the ride back to Holly Springs or the efforts expended taking photos of the snow plow we were fortunate enough to be able to follow.
Dana and Meredith came to drive me home around 4 p.m. Monday. It had taken Dana most of the day to get her car up the drive. She shoveled snow off the gravel for a few feet, drove up that few feet and then did it all over again.
Oddly enough, once out of our driveway the roads were very clean and nice.
Crews have been out salting and plowing the roads since Sunday night. I, for one, really, really appreciate them! If you know someone who worked on a road crew, please tell them I said “Thank You!”
I drove to work Tuesday morning, thanks to the efforts of Eric Yeager and Dana. Eric dropped by and I enlisted his aid getting my car to the top of the hill. He came, he saw, he conquered!
So, Tuesday morning I was able to rock back and forth in the frozen ruts and get to the road, which was just fine.
There was a “photo op” everywhere you looked Monday! If you took a gorgeous snow picture, send it up here. We’ll put them all on the website!
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