Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow

It is amazing to me that 8-10 inches of snow, accumulating over a 6-8 hour period, can cause so much damage.  Now I know those of you out there who live in the Northeastern States or even up towards Nova Scotia are probably rolling your eyes about now, but those 8-10 inches brought two states and the Nation's Capital to a standstill yesterday evening.  And when I say standstill, I mean a literal standstill.  People were actually stopping their cars on major and back roads and just walking away.  Some had run out of gas, some couldn't make their car go any further, and some were just tired of driving at 10 mph.  It took my poor husband about 5 hours to get home last night.  I couldn't believe his rotten luck.  But then I started talking to other friends and realized that he actually made good time. My friend and neighbor's husband didn't get home until 1am after driving about 9 hours and some of my other friends' husbands didn't even make it home at all.  Many people just gave up, turned around, and went back to work.  Unfortunately, many of them returned to offices without power or heat.  So although I had to shovel this morning until my arm hurt this morning and I'm getting cabin fever stuck in a house full of 11 people, we are truly blessed to how power, heat, and our Daddy home safe.  How does your state deal with snow storms?  Are they effective?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

9 comments:

Alison said...

It's not quite so bad when it snows like that in our neck of the woods. The funny thing here is that at the first forecast of a snowfall, everyone runs to the stores to buy out bread, milk and toilet paper. Every time. Never fails to amuse me!

Kelly said...

We are in CT... Grew up here andnever seen thismuch snow. We have between 4-5 ft on the ground and the snow piles are around 8ft tall!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness! So good to hear that your hubby made it home safe! Yikes! 5 hours driving in that and even more unbelieveable -9 hours driving? Stay warm! (and I was whining about our cold weather last week -here in southern Georgia!)

Right now it is 50 degrees. I loved being smack in the middle of snow as a kid-would stay and play all day! and had fun with ours when they were little...but now, I would rather enjoy it from inside a warm room looking out...maybe once we have grandchildren, I will venture out again in it.

Blessings & Aloha!
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YUMMama said...

Well, certain parts of NC are used to snow like the mountain areas and so more snow doesn't bother them. However, down here in Charlotte, the whole city shuts down. We've had snow twice. And the last storm we had put students out of school for a whole week.

Since, Moo isn't school age we enjoyed snuggling up in the front of tv with a warm breakfast then heading out to make snow balls and see the horses.

Janelle said...

It's crazy here on Eastern Long Island, the previous snow didn't melt now there's another foot and a half! Some say a blizzard's on the way Tuesday... yikes!

Kim-Stuff could always be worse said...

Glad your husband made it home eventually! We do not handle snow at all in Atlanta! Shuts it down

Jamie said...

Hi! New follower! We moved to the mountains of VA from Carolina Beach last year. Getting used to the snow is hard!

Kristen Andrews said...

we have been getting a few inches here and there just enough that you have to clean up, kinda tired of the snow clean up but it is pretty

MikiHope said...

We got hammered here near NYC!!! Is it SPRING yet? I am your newest follower from Pink Dandys Sunday Hop!!

Michele aka MikiHope

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