Thursday, December 13, 2007

SNOW, SNOW AND SNOW!!!

We have been spoiled the last few winters; above average temperatures and way below average snowfalls. We all joke about global warming and if this is what it is, bring it on etc. Well the weather gods are tired of us mere mortals making jokes about the mild weather and now we have to pay. We have at least the ten inches of snow that was predicted. It took Bob over 2 hours to go the 18 miles from work to home and that was not the worst of it. My son works 25 miles from his home and it took him 2 hours to get from the restaurant he manages onto the highway ( maybe 3 miles). The ramps were all backed up and he had to be pushed. Then he called me when he was on the highway to give me the play by play description of how bad the roads were. Not something a mother wants to hear, believe me. He drives an ancient Thunderbird he bought from the charity lot and has almost given up on it several times. He kept describing the noises it was making and saying that the car was handling worse than ever in the snow. When he finally got here ( I told him to come here and I would feed him...the Magic Words) not only was his rear tire flat, it was in shreds. I cannot even believe he made it all that way with 3 tires. So, happy ending, he changed the tire, ate all the food I cooked for him and took home the rest of the cookies and the apple cake. We are free of guilty pleasures until I bake again.

It looks like we may have a white Christmas this year if Saturday night's predicted Nor Easter storm doesn't wash the snow away. I am tired from the adrenaline of the play by play and shoveling part of the driveway and deck, so I am off to bed early for me.

Later,
Janet

8 comments:

  1. Hi Janet!
    Your husbands commute sounds like mine from last week (because you know, I'm NOT in Florida! :) There's nothing worse than hearing the play by play when you are standing there helpless. So glad all is calm now! I bet it's beautiful though!
    Robin

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  2. Yikes. That sends me back, we had a friend in college that drove an old Thunderbird, it was pretty unpredictable too. Wouldnt it be nice if you could devy up some of your snow, we'd love some here in the south! Although, I'm pretty much just grateful to have scarf and glove wearing weather right now!

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  3. A white Christmas sounds heavenly...but only enough to cover everything and make it sparkle! Not all the "stuck in traffic, being pushed, 2 hours to drive 3 miles" kind of way. Ack!!

    Snuggle in and be careful out there!

    Cassie

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  4. You luck girl. Enjoy it for us xoxoxo Clarice

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  5. Oh wow...I am so glad everyone is safe. So glad you can no relax and rest. We are to get snow tonight and it has gotten so much colder...brrrr...we will see just how much we get!

    Stay safe and warm!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. I'm glad that everyone's safe at your home...I know that it is such a mess when you have to get out in it. We don't get much snow here, so when we do, the entire city shuts down. :)

    Stay warm!

    xo, Andrea

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  7. Hi Janet,
    We all settled in early as the ice storm hit. My daughter had an early dismissal, my husband brought work home, and we made focaccia and sat by the fire. Hope you don't get zonked again on Sat/Sun.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  8. LOL....we are sooooo glad you love it! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

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