Monday, January 10, 2011

Iced Over

The weather-man said we were going to get 4-8 inches of snow (Lies!). We got more like 1 inch of snow but a lot of ice. This was somewhat disappointing. I expected to be able to run out in it (and NOT break my neck going down our front steps) and make snow angels and snowmen and send pictures to all my California family and friends who would then be insanely jealous of our good fortune here in good ol' Alabama (the Southern drawl squeaks out sometimes... sorry). But, because of the ice and Alabama's lack of salt and sand trucks, the whole state has shut down. Major roads and freeways are closed. schools and businesses are closed. And my family in Wisconsin (who regularly sees several inches if not FEET of snow every year) is laughing at our silly state for wigging out over a little ice and an inch of snow.
I am starting to feel the effects of a little bit of cabin fever, since we haven't left the house since Saturday night. (I'm antsy anyway with our upcoming trip to Mississippi next weekend to pick up our PUPPY!) :-)Steve took a look at our driveway and instead of walking back to the house, slid back down the driveway. It's a regular skating rink right now!
Please, please. Don't tell me what the temperature is in California.

A special shout-out to my good friend Heather for inspiring me to blog again by starting a new blog of her own, Life As I Know It.


  1. That storm is supposed to hit us tomorrow. And I agree... can't ever trust the weather man. Last year, they told us 4 to 8 inches of snow, and we ended up with 22 inches. haha. But tomorrow we are only expecting 2 to 3 inches. Nate is hoping for a snow day so he won't have to go to work.

    I hope you're surviving the cabin fever. I know how you feel about living in an area that is not at all prepared for snow.

    We miss you Hilary and Steve!

  2. Thanks Hil! I'm excited to read ur blog again,..i felt so disconnected! lol :)