This time last week I was hoping beyond all hope that we would get our "one big snow" for the year. Now I am so.over. it. Even though I don't want to see another snowflake for the rest of my life…ok, I'm being dramatic…for the rest of the year, I do want to document a few things for this week. One day I'll be telling my grandkids about that"big snow" in 2015, and I want to have details.
It takes an extra 30-40 minutes to get anywhere we want to go. First we have to dress everyone up to look like the Marshmallow Man. Then we have to load the car very, very slowly. Next we have to fight the seat belts and car seats to strap in across the layers upon layers of clothing. Of course we can't forget driving at s snail's pace to our destinations, and when we finally arrive, we have to allow a solid 3-5 minutes to take off all of the winter gear.
This was our road on Wednesday afternoon on my way home from work. For records sake, that would be DAY THREE of this snow storm. It was taken in afternoon following an ever-so-brief warmup that actually melted a little bit of it.
This is 31W, a MAJOR four-lane highway. This picture was taken on Wednesday morning, and as you can see it was nearly impassible. By Thursday afternoon, it was much improved, but I'm still concerned about black ice.
This was the thermometer on my car yesterday morning. Twenty-five degrees BELOW ZERO is a bit much for me. Nonetheless, I dragged the kids out into the "tundra" that we call Kentucky. For the most part they have been good sports, but Ellie is starting to get ill with the whole production.
If she sees me coming with the coat she starts crying, "no, no, noo" and tries to run and hide. It's kinda comical and frustrating all at the same time. Poor little lady is ready for warmer temperatures, and so am I.
Even in the midst of the cold and inconvenience of it all, there is such striking beauty. The sunsets have been nothing short of amazing! I could stand and look at them for hours…inside, of course!!!
"The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky displays the work of his hands." -Psalm 19:1