Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby it's Cold Outside

Yikes. Here's the view from my front window. It's kinda...um...blizzardy.
The Husband and I needed to go to the city this afternoon, he had an appointment about 15 miles from the farm. We bundled up, threw a shovel and blankets in the back of my 4 wheel drive rig, two cel phones....you know...all the stuff they say you ought to have with you if you're going to drive in the snow. We'd had several conversations about whether or not we should go, I said "we can always turn around".
Well, we drove a mile.
We turned around. There were a few times I could hardly see the road because of the blowing snow. There was a moment where I wasn't sure if I was in the right lane...not so good, kinda freaky actually.
A couple of hours later my cel phone rang, it was mom. My big brother called her, he was worried about us. He knew where we were headed, thought we were already there, his advice? Don't try to come home, go to a hotel and wait out the storm.
I love my big brother.

Peeking out at the front porch sidewalk.

Brrr....open door....slam door closed.

*Update. The few vehicles that are going by have their flashers on, uh oh...that usually means somebody went in the ditch. I'm so glad we turned around.
Be safe out there people!


9 comments:

Jerrie said...

Stay home. Inside w/ cocoa and a book is good. Archer wanted to go across town to a friend's house (ah...NO) so we let him walk a block to another friend's house.

Glad you are home and safe. Hope your cutter/paster thing revives itself!

quilly said...

Glad you played it safe and went home. We had some hazardous driving conditions here, too.

bobbie said...

I'm glad you decided to turn around. That first photo is very beautiful, but menacing looking. Stay warm!

Lisa said...

Crazy. I say hibernate and wait out the storm.

ugh... who has to go out and clean all that off the driveway and sidewalks? maybe you could stay warm inside and wait until it all melts.

of course, it's going to be great 4-wheeling and snowmobiling weather when the wind dies down! We haven't had a good enough snow to do that yet, but I have my gear ready to go play.

Lori said...

brrrrrrrrrrr. I think that is headed our way! Tomorrow we are suppose to get quite a bit. Looks like it will be a white Christmas!

It is so very scary when you find yourself on the wrong side of the road.

Rositta said...

We are getting that storm tomorrow. Roughtly 25 cm are expected and the news people are calling it snow-mageddon...ciao

Kostas said...

Marvellous blog with splendidly posts comments full information and very beautiful photographs! Congratulations!
With so much snow outside I propose tea with two drops lemon and one spoonful honey!
It calms down the brain and softens the neck!
Merry Christmas from Greece!

theSNAPsisters said...

ooo! you took scary snow pictures!

Dianne said...

I'm really glad you turned around too!!

those photos are beautiful to look at, not so beautiful to drive in