24 January 2013

A Snow Day

On Tuesday this week, there was a significant amount of snow at my house.

This would be perfectly fine if I could stay home all day, but I couldn't. I had to go to school. School opening was delayed a few hours, which was great, but the fact that the school remained open in spite of excessively snowy conditions was not great. I am a rule follower, so when I heard that school was open, I attempted to drive to school.

I made it that far from my house, got stuck, was unable to get unstuck, lost my car keys in a snow drift, found said car keys, attempted to dig my car out of the driveway with a snow shovel, realized there was at least a foot of snow in the driveway, and decided to wait for someone with either more muscles or a tractor or a snowblower to clear the driveway. Also, I could barely get my car to shift gears from park to drive to reverse. Can that even happen when a car is too cold?

So I sewed and blogged and did housewifely things, and my cousins walked over in the afternoon to go sledding in my backyard, so I joined them. For about 5 minutes. 10 degrees is too cold for me.

We matched. And yes, I do wear a hat under my ski mask.

Crazy kids.

When my uncle came over to pick  the kids up, he and the kids pushed while I attempted to reverse the car and together we got it unstuck. Then he shoveled enough of the driveway for Angel to make it in when he got home from work.

It has continued to snow since that time. However, Angel is driving me to school this morning, so there is no need for alarm. I guess I've had a few too many too-close calls when it comes to driving in snow, so nobody I know is confident in my winter driving skills.
Moonofsilver said...

I hate driving in snow :) I'll never do it! We usually stay curled up in front of the fire when it snows, unless hubby has to go to work. Then I stay curled up in front of the fire :P

Steph said...

I don't do well driving in snow either. Thankfully my husband is a saint and drives me to school when his school has snow days. :)

Christi said...

Love snow. HATE driving in it. Seriously, it scares the b'jesus out of me. I wouldn't have even attempted to leave if my front yard looked like that. Kudos to you for at least trying though!!

Suzanne said...

I can't stand snow. Fine when you are up on a mountain skiing...not so fine when you try to get around.


Allison said...

I am totally stinking jealous of that snow! I mean, I am a summer-kinda-girl... but snow once in a blue moon would be FUN!

Angi said...

Did you ever talk to your school admin to discuss the ridiculous $25 fine?

You can send some of that snow up here. It always makes me feel really weird when I tell people I live in Alaska and we've had next to no snow this year.

Marci Smith said...

Oh my gracious, that is a lot of snow!!!! :)

Alexandra Anne said...

Jealous of your snow! I grew up in VA, we had lots of snow there. Now I'm in's high is 78....>.>

xoxo, alexandra anne

Steph said...

O_o Snow!! I think I'd die living in that!!!!!! WOW!!! Stay warm!!! I'll still to my cool Florida! (60F and I'm freezing!)

Heather @ From Here to There said...

Man!! I've never seen snow like that before!! I'd love to play in that! Looks like y'all had fun!

Unknown said...

This reminds me of home. Winter wonderland... and I never had school cancelled! ha ha

xo, Megan
indie flower

ckas said...

Envious of the snow. Love the ski masks.