Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First Storm Of 2009

Usually, when the weather people predict a storm for our area, I take it with a grain of salt. What almost always happens is we get a dusting of the white stuff then everything passes either to the north or south of the city. However, this time the weather people were right on with the predictions. The ice storm started last night then progressed into a snow storm this afternoon, with several hours of rain in between.

The kids went from a 2 hour delay last night for school to a cancellation this morning. Good thing too. I went out and drove in this mess all this morning and my car slipped several times. Eeeek! I hate ice.

Even the colleges and universities are shut down for tonight, a rare thing indeed. My husband always has to teach in the evenings, no matter the weather. Now he gets to come home after work! It's nice to get a break.

Since we are cooped up at home today, I made a big crock pot full of chili and we are all snuggling down next to the fireplace for a movie and dinner. Maybe we'll even toast marshmallows for dessert. Yay!


CountryDew said...

Wow, you received a lot more ice/snow than we did.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Can you believe it's still snowing?! It's up to my mid calf when I step in it. More than we've had in years. Maybe you all will get more!