Last week we had a thaw with temps reaching 50+ degrees. Kids were wearing shorts while waiting for their schools buses and spring was in the air. But this is Minnesota, and it is February.
Winter has returned!
It started yesterday about noon and continued all day. It was windy , cold, and
I shoveled last night and cleared out my driveway and sidewalk. So I was a bit surprised when I stepped out of my door this AM into another 6 inches of snow! YIKES. But 6 inches is only an inconvenience in my part of the world. So I pulled out of my driveway and promptly got stuck in the snow in the street in front of my house.
Oh my. I kind of forgot that since I shoveled last night the snow in my driveway was a poor indicator of the snow on the street. The plow hasn't come by yet.
Fortunately I have been driving in this kind of weather all my life so with a little back an forth maneuvering and putting Drive into 2nd I was able to get back into my garage. I called work on my cell and left a message that I would be late.
After digging out my drive and side walk I went back inside to warm up only to discover that the director at work had left a message on my phone - no work today!
Just look at all that exercise you are getting for free! better than a gym! Hope you enjoy your time off! Rather you than me with the snow. We had ours before Christmas. Now we are expecting high winds. Uugh! That's worse than snow! Ellen 2159 days ago
I saw the weather channel last night and knew you'd gotten blasted by snow..... I'm so happy that you got a snow day out of it though ...... Have a relaxing day.....HUGS, Sheryl 2160 days ago
Enjoy your snow day! The snow missed our area of the state so here I am sparking during my break. It is very quiet here due to President's Day closings and several staff at our Twin Cities office unable to make it to work (not much email or work orders coming in from there) so I am playing catch-up with cleaning and organizing.
Bugger! I wish I had a snow day. I came into work early with my SO (soooo didn't want to drive him, go home, drive back - we work at the same place) and the roads in St. Paul were quite clear by 5:40 AM. Which was rocking. We had no trouble and hopefully things will stay not awful. Hooray for plows.
It's pretty dead at work, though, what with the snow and folks not working. I work at Whole Foods. Folks were stocking up on groceries before the storm hit! 2160 days ago
Living in Michigan has provided me with the same kind of week you have experienced. After a week of milder temperatures and melting snow, we had a winter storm pass through last night leaving us with a hefty amount of freshly fallen snow. Looks like plans of SPRING gardening are once again on hold until I finish the WINTER "snow shoveling". But remember, SPRING DOES ARRIVE NEXT MONTH!!!! 2160 days ago
Good thing you knew what to do when stuck in the snow......some things you just don't forget after years of snow in our areas. Having a snow day can be productive, just like when we were kids only in a different way. We used to go out and take advantage of the snow........building forts, snowman and sledding. Now we can grab a cup of tea and plan our inside to do list and only go out for our cardio exercise. We didn't get as much snow as you (yet), but there's enough there, along with the ice from the sleet to start digging out..........more snow on the way today through tomorrow, but I think it will be the snowing on and off type so should be able to keep up with it.............Have a great "snow" day .......... off of work. Stay warm and safe and don't so anything I won't do............ 2160 days ago
Hello from your neighbor in Wisconsin. I 've worked in schools most of my career so I've had lots of snow days. They are fun even though you spend a lot of the time removing snow. Still, they sort of remind you of being a kid. I hope you enjoy your first adult snow day. I hope it's all it can be and more. 2160 days ago