Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday Fences & SWF - The Morning After
This is my backyard this morning. After all is said and done, we probably ended up with about 7 inches of the white stuff. The roads were a mess. People were stuck in ditches left and right. It took Nick 2 hours to get home from work, which is normally a half hour drive. The worst part was when he went to Kroger, a tractor trailer tried to pull in and got stuck and had traffic backed up in every direction. He couldn't get out. Was stuck there for about an hour and only 15 minutes from home. Trees were down because the ground was so saturated from the couple of days of rain we had before the snow. Lots of people were without power. Our lights were flickering a lot. Got the candles out and ready to go but luckily it stayed on. Most have their power restored by now.
Poor Ashlyn...she had classes yesterday starting at 9:30 AM till 3 then work from 4-midnight. She made it to work just as the storm was hitting. They decided to keep her overnight rather than have the next shift come in since the roads were so dangerous. She ended up having to work till 7 this morning. She made it home safely and is now tucked into bed and I probably won't see her until she leaves for work tomorrow. I'm happy she has nowhere she needs to be today so she can get a little bit caught up on some much needed rest.
The boys are all up and already outside playing, sledding and building snow forts. School was already scheduled out for Thursday, Friday and Monday so they are out of school anyway, no snow day...kind of a jip! I've got a crock pot of hot chocolate for them when they come back inside and they've asked for pancakes for breakfast. Sounds like a good morning doesn't it?!
If you want to read about our little snow storm, you can read it HERE in our local paper.
Today is a sunny 37 degree day and then into the 40's for the weekend so I don't imagine the snow will stick around long.
Christian is supposed to have a track meet today in Lynchburg at Liberty University. Waiting to hear if it's cancelled. The track is indoors but schools from all over, including North Carolina and Tennessee come to compete so I don't know how bad the roads will be for them to get here.
Well, I think I've caught you up to date lol...linking with Friday Fences and SkyWatch Friday
I was just reminded of another fun blog hop! My pal Dru over at one of my favorite blogs, Country Farm Home is the co-host of Country Whites Weekend which is held the 3rd weekend of every month. This is my first entry. Go check it out!