I had planned to write something useful for today but my area got hit with an unexpected 2+ inches of snow & was totally unable to cope. Roads were parking lots. Anyone who lives north of me can’t believe 2 inches qualifies as a snowpocalypse.
It’s not the snow as much as the lack of plows, lack of sand/salt, lack of snow tires, lack of sense. We were supposed to get a dusting so everyone went to work & the kids went to school. When the snow turned serious, everyone tried to get home at once. Schools released the kids at noon, right as the snow picked up. Buses stuck on roads. Kids stuck on buses. My county – for some unknowable reason – does not use school buses, so all those parents went out at the same time & all got stuck in the snow.
As of this writing (Tuesday evening), I’m fine. The horses are fine. My husband is camping out and will be fine. I was home all day with nothing to do. Did I get lots of writing done? Of course not. Watched weather porn & Doctor Who DVDs. The biggest problem at the farm was Mathilda objecting to my taking snow pictures.
Bless cell phones. BTW, husband reports that my little car did great. Yay!
Update, 2/3/14. Local story with pictures.
Grass Stains: #Snowpocalypse2014, Day 1
BTW, snow gone by Friday & 60o on Saturday.