These pictures were taken a while ago now (Sunday night), but it was up to about 4 inches the last time I looked out the window — and still coming down. And while I know this cracks up the Yankees, it really does cripple the South when this happens. I do know how to drive in snow, having learned when I lived in Germany, but it's not so much the driving that does it. (Though that's part of it because most of these people have no training.)
It's the lack of snow removal equipment and proper tools for melting ice. They sand the bridges around here, which is just nuts. I don't know why they don't have a supply of salt or urea on hand, but they don't. Or maybe they salt/urea the heavily traveled areas and sand the side roads. Whatever, all I know is the last time they sanded the bridges, it was a joke.
We're expecting up to 10 inches they say. And that really is quite amazing for us. I just hope it melts really quick. Otherwise, we will be stuck in our houses for days. Schools are canceled, no work for Hubby, the city is shut down, and my Mojo Lunch with Kimberly Lang is postponed. This, dear friends, is a tragedy! We were going to the yummiest little bistro, darn it. Hopefully, we'll get to go later this week!
I think the snow is pretty, but I wish it would go away. It's not like in Germany where the snow came down and life kept on going anyway. No, here we're stuck. No lunches out, no runs to the post office, no impromptu shopping trips. No visiting with friends, unless they live next door and you can walk. I could walk to Kimberly's house, but it's a bit farther than next door and I'm not doing it. She's not coming here either. 😉 Lunch is postponed for sure.
I suppose I'll start work on the next book! It's due in a couple of months, and I already have a great idea that's really making me think about it all the time. I have the hero and heroine, their core problem, and I'm really excited about it. I love it when that happens, when the idea takes over and begins to really speak to me. It doesn't mean the book will be easy to write, but I have hope it will come to me easier than others have.
And now I'm going to go bundle up and read for a while. It's cold, the snow is coming down, and I'm not going anywhere for a while. 🙂 Hope you are safe and warm in your corner of the world, that you aren't snowed in, and that you've got a fabulous book to read and/or write!
UPDATE: Morning pictures of the snow!
I am not walking to your house. That would involved going outside. In all that white stuff.
But I am bummed. I need Mojo. But after being snowed in with the family, I’m *really* going to need lunch at a great little bistro…
I hear you! 🙂 I was really worked up for that restaurant today. The last time I tried to go, they were having a private party, so I’ve been wanting it for a while now!
Last year when Virginia had all that snow, I was glad to be in Alabama. Never thought I’d be glad to be back in Virginia this winter! You guys are having crazy weather down there.
Stay safe, and I’ll send warm thoughts your way. 😉
Thanks, Gwen! It IS insane. Who knew? We don’t even own a snow shovel. How’s the computer?
Thanks for asking, Lynn. My Mac is fully healed with new hard drive and all my old data and apps. I got it back yesterday. Not a moment too soon. I was going through withdrawals. 😉
Girl, just reading about your accident had me panicked! I did have to do without my MBP recently when they replaced the trackpad. That was bad enough.
Love the snow photos. Kitty looks perplexed. 😆
I had to include her because she’s so cute! 🙂
I know! That cat’s expression is exactly what I’d be thinking if there was snow outside my door! “Whose idea was this?”
She saw snow on Christmas Day, too. But she’s an Alabama kitty, and we aren’t supposed to have this white stuff! I mostly included her because she’s cute. And she’s my girl. 🙂
Your pictures are really pretty. It looks like a postcard. I am all snowed in here and glad to have lots to read!
Love the title of the blog!
Being snowed in with books is good! I’m happy that I have heat, internet, books, a crockpot full of hot soup, and a new manuscript perking away in the brain. 🙂
I’ve always loved snow, BUT I’ve decided that it’s quite pretty just watching Dr. Zhivago and getting my “snow fix” from that. 🙂