Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow, Now Go

We did get snow here in Georgia. We got a good three inches, but there were drifts of eight inches. Plus ice. Thank goodness we never lost power.

Everyone was excited yesterday. Playing in the snow, cooking up all their best winter goodies. It was fun. But like a visitor whose welcome is worn out, it's time for it to go.

The roads are like ice rinks. Some poor people have been stuck on the interstates since yesterday. When the salt trucks finally make their way to where they're needed, they crash into the medians themselves. I feel sorry for anyone who is out trying to make their way to work or wherever else they must go.

I also feel sorry for me. I DO NOT WANT TO BE STUCK IN THE HOUSE ALL DAY AGAIN TODAY. I cooked more yesterday than I did in all of 2010. I went to bed at 8 o'clock. I was exhausted.

Ross drives a big truck with four-wheel drive and went and picked up a couple of Cam's friends and Joseph's girlfriend. Cam rode the four-wheeler and picked up Joseph. This was my garage after they all came in from playing outside.

Ain't they sweet? They really were. I asked all of them to wear extra clothes so that they could take off their wet clothes before coming inside.

Jeff has a big project coming up this weekend, so he was glued to the computer all day yesterday and didn't get to come out much. Here's a pic of my sweet men and Joseph.

Cabin fever set in about 2 o'clock and I had to get out again. I took a walk and then got Cam to take me for a four-wheeler ride. The scenery was beautiful.

My street sign.

Home sweet home.
The pool.

Little flowers (or weeds) through the snow.

Tree coated with ice. I'm amazed we didn't have trees snapping because they all had a nice layer of ice on their branches.

This is the rose bush that MaMa Kimball gave me a clipping of. I rooted it many years ago. Her bush was a gift from PaPa's mother when they got married. Now, a piece of it blooms in my yard. I almost think it's prettier in the wintertime than the summer.

On the four-wheeler ride, I went to see how the cows down the street were handling the weather. I really didn't think I'd see them. I thought they'd be snuggled up inside their barn. But no, they were doing what they like to do best. Eat.
Precious little babies.

My favorite windmill.

So we enjoyed our snow day. Now, it's time for it to go. I am not one to be stuck inside. I like to get in my car and go. I guess you could say I'm fickle. I'm not going to chance sliding into a ditch or into another car, so I guess I'll be inside again today. I'm hoping that Jeff will be able to get away from the computer for a while and take a long walk with me. The sights we see every day look so pretty covered with snow.
The boys have gone to Waffle House that's a half mile from our house, but I hear them driving in the driveway now. So let the fun begin again.
Till next time...


Theresa said...

Oh we are so alike in that I have had cabin fever really bad! I got out yesterday and walked a little just to get out of the house! Today, I decided to be busy inside and try to forget that I can't GO ANYWHERE! It is time for it to go somewhere where they have snowplows and more sand trucks than us! Love you bunches, soon it will be a distant memory!

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us! Loved the pictures! I don't think I've seen on of the outside of your home. Watch out for sliding cars when you walk... we almost got hit one year! Tell Ross he needs a hat on. lol! Have a great day and enjoy the change! ;D

Cindy Lou said...

I have been loving being stuck inside with my family!! I have cooked and cleaned and we even got out in Jeff's truck this morning for a bit!!

Do go too crazy...Love you bunches!!


Yesterday school was closed and I was content staying in....today...my school was actually open....it opened at 9...all the surrounding county schools were closed and I know why. i tried to make it in this morning....but was turned around because the roads were horrendous and travel at your own risk...and the bridge between where I live and work was closed. Another day at home....sigh!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh such beautiful pictures! I was on the phone with a gal down in Jacksonville, NC she was telling me that everything shut down the day it snowed! We're going to be getting hit tonight into tomorrow, we have a small strom coming through that will leave about 3 inches and then another that will pass trough ealry morning it's expected to dump over a foot of snow YUCK!!!!

suzanne said...

love the pics, wish you could've been with me and I could've been with you :0(