Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, January 04, 2010

SNOWED IN

He is showing off for the girls.
Winter wonderland surrounds us.

The Christmas Eve blizzard wrapped us in tight with ice and snow. We barely scraped out of that and could get a few places if we (Ron) drove carefully. But the temperatures have kept it from melting away. Just as the sun comes out for a day or two and we start to see a thaw, here comes more snow. It snowed all day yesterday and the night before and none of the melting progress can be seen. Once again we are blanketed but this time it is with a soft, fluffy powder.

The county plowed our roads yesterday as the snow was still falling. We didn't see a lot of traffic because it was Sunday. This morning I watched our neighbor drive his semi out for a trip. I could only see the lights of his tractor moving up the hill in the dark beckoning the dawn of a work day. Hopefully he'll be traveling to states that are a bit warmer.

Schools and businesses are supposed to be back in action today after a long holiday. It will be interesting to see what traffic ventures up and down the hill in front of our house. It is days like this that make me happy to be retired. However I could be getting a bit stir crazy. Maybe I'll go back to work today with the others and clean my house.......or not:)

16 comments:

  1. We still have small piles of snow from the only snow storm we got and that was before Christmas! Cold and more cold and I just wrote a stir crazy post on that!

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  2. Here in the UK we are having very very cold weather with heavy frosts and snow flutters, which is very unusual for the South of England.

    Hope you ahve loads of food in your fridge!

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  3. The weather here has been extremely cold, snow in the North of England and Scotland. The frost and ice here is not so nice either.
    roll on spring.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Wow! Stay warm. Love the new pic on your blog, btw.

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  5. I'm with the "or not" option!

    I've been hibernating for most of these holidays and our weather like yours isn't set to improve. I might just stay in bed for a long while tomorrow. However I'll have to get up and go out after lunch though. The fridge is empty and I'll have to pick up my granddaughter!

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  6. ick. This threw me back into the reality of living in Indiana. Our idea of excitement was to listen to the drivers gunning their engines and sliding down the hill in front of our house in winter. Gee. Exciting. Then Joe always ended up going outside and physically pushing cars out of the ditch.

    Hooray Florida.

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  7. It was in the 40s here in Miami and for a min. there I thought I was still in New England. I love the snow and your pics are beautiful, but it's too cold for me now.

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  8. We're getting buried as I type.

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  9. I love your snowy pictures. Reminds me of home...:)

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  10. Oh, it's cold here and we had flurries and a dab of snow but it left quickly. I just whined--- OOPS ----I mean blogged, about the cold weather we're having!

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  11. Goofy guinea up on the roof! ;o)

    No snow here in Arkansas but it's frigid and going to get colder! Our highs are to be in the low teens and 3F, -2F and 2F for the next few nights. We may have snow on Thursday according to which weather geek you believe, and the amount is anybody's guess, if any. I hope we do get some snow, I want some snow cream! I have to get out Tuesday morning to do my grocery shopping so I'll bundle up for sure!

    Stay warm and I'm sure if you try hard enough you can find something to do besides housework. ;o)

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  12. Beautiful shot!

    What a pain, that snow. Fornow, I'm hoping we can avoid it again for a while here.

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  13. Looks beautiful but that's crazy. I can never imagined being snowed in ... what do you do?

    -Paul

    www.mostlygrocery.com

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  14. You stay warm and cozy! Here in Florida we're seeing days of temps in the 30's. Very unusual for our climate.

    Be safe and Happy New Year!

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  15. We're colder then heck here, and I say relax you can clean another day.

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  16. Hi Annie, many thanks for your visit and poem, very much appreciated which brought tears to my eyes.
    God bless.

    Yvonne.

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