We're on DAY FOUR of snow that fell on MONDAY.
The interstate's are are mostly dry, except for the on/exit ramps & bridges. There are still slick spots. Plus, the snow that's melting is then turning into thin sheets of ice.
Our neighborhood is still CRAPPY. The snow is FROZEN...like you-think-it-might-puncture-your-tire-when-you-drive-over-it frozen.
That's some serious stuff.
There are areas around my neighborhood that don't get a lot of sunlight & NOTHING has melted...the snow is still 6-8 inches deep.
Snowpeople that were built on Monday are still perfectly in tact.
And, as I type this, we're waiting on more snow to come in overnight....at least another inch or so. PLUS, MORE SNOW ON SUNDAY.
Three snowfalls in less than a week.
NO MORE SNOW.
Now, don't get me wrong.
I don't actually mind the snow.
When we can plan for it.
Sunday night, one of our meteorologists was AT OUR HOUSE for a Super Bowl party & he assured us we'd only get rain. ONLY GET RAIN.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am to go to the bathroom, looked out the window & saw about 1 or 2 inches of snow on the ground.
Ok, we can handle that.
When I got up a few hours later, I immediately turned the TV on us...to watch the weather. I'm told we're just going to get snow & maybe another couple of inches.
I can drive on snow. I'm not worried about it.
Matt & I go to work, where it promptly starts snowing VERY LARGE FLAKES & very fast. Then, it starts raining. And, the rain starts freezing on the roads.
The latest weather data comes out & it predicts we're going to 10-12 inches.
This is where I start to freak out because Maisy is at home by herself. If it keeps snowing & raining & FREEZING ON THE ROADS OMG, we can't get home to her.
Normally, had we known this was going to happen, we would taken her to Matt's mom's house, in case we had to stay overnight in a hotel (it's happened before...remember Christmas of 2000?)
BUT WE THOUGHT WE WERE ONLY TO GET RAIN.
I know it's bad out there when Matt comes in & says, "Wow. It's almost undrivable out there."
Around 2 or so, it stops snowing/raining & we start to see a little melting going on. Enough to where I feel pretty confident that I can drive home after my show.
I do okay...only feeling myself fish-tail once or twice.
I make it all the way home, only to get stuck in my driveway. (See picture in previous post.)
So, thankfully, Matt & I both made it home safely to Maisy.
Speaking of Maisy, this dog HATES THE SNOW TOO.
She can't walk in it.
Parts of it are frozen, so she can actually walk on TOP of it, but some spots are soft & her little paws fall right through. I have been so scared that she's going to break a leg or something.
I cleared an area for her, but she does use it? NO.
Anyway, we'll see what tonight & Sunday bring...hopefully Old Man Winter will STAY AWAY!