Monday, February 8, 2010

The aftermath

Well, here we are! We survived this storm. Did you know we are about to get MORE? There is a forecast for more snow tomorrow from 3 to 6 inches. And then...there is more on the forecast for the weekend! YIKES!

I didn't make it in to work today. Don't let these pictures fool you! Our street was clear to the pavement, but the roads out of our subdivision and beyond were snow covered mush! When I got to the corner the snowbanks were so high I couldn't see if there was any traffic coming and when I turned (slowly) onto the connecting road, I slid quite a bit. My van is NOT made for snow, and I was truly afraid to drive to work, so as soon as I got to a good place to turn around, I did and came back home. Isn't it strange how you can stay in your home for days on end if you WANT to, but when you CAN'T get out, you are dying to! I keep thinking of all the work to do at my job and how much I really did want to get there. I was just too afraid of the drive to work. Oh well, there's always tomorrow...but WAIT, there is supposed to be another storm coming Tues afternoon. *sigh* School was canceled today and has been canceled for tomorrow too. DS is in seventh heaven! (Until he loses his mid winter break that is!)

The neighborhood kids were out in force today, so DS made his appearance and had a little snowball fight of his own....of course...he wore shorts! LOL

Can you see how tall the snowbanks are? Just for perspective, DH is 6 feet tall!

The neighbor's husband is in England (of all places!) and is missing all the snow. We spent a good hour and a half outside today shoveling her car out just in case she needed to go somewhere. They are originally from Texas and really don't know how to handle this amount of snow. Not to mention, her DH left their snow shovel in storage before he went away. They are good neighbors who are trying to transfer back to Texas, and part of me knows they miss their family and would like to go back, but the other selfish part of me wants them to stay here. It's strange how people don't know how to be neighborly any more.

The good news in all this is that I've been able to get quite a bit accomplished on my Camelot Sampler. At this rate I'll be finished in a few days and I'll be able to work on something different. When Gillie was here she made some suggestions about the wedding date (which I took, thanks Gillie!) but wanted to find a place for their name. After discussing it with DH I finally decided to put their name across the sword. What do you think? Is it legible?

Guess that's all the news that's fit to print. I hope you are safe and warm wherever you are! *Hugs*


Gillie said...

I do like the date like that - it worked well! And the name is visible too. Hoping to leave tomorrow but flying into snow at home! We didn't lose power here, thank goodness!

Bizee Fingers said...

DJ...good for you turning around and going home, there is no sense being on the roads if you dont feel safe, the work will still be there!!

Love the sampler, the name looks perfect there, what a wonderful job, I know it will be treasured!!

Hoping you dont get snowed under again, I miss the snow in theory only, but am very glad to be living in FL these days!!


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Maureen said...

Wow - you have gotten through this so quickly, I am very impressed. The name and the date placement looks great - as if they were meant to be there.

That really is quite a lot of snow you've had! Even made it on to the news here.

stitchesnscraps said...

Love your sampler DJ! Very beautiful! Your friends will love it! And you can keep the snow! I don't want it!

Librarystitcher said...

I love Camelot. It is beautiful. The snow on the other hand....

Dawn said...

Oh DJ, You have stitched Camelot exquisitely. I am sure your friends will treasure it.

Glad you did the sensible thing and stayed home in the snow.


The Pegster said...

This made me smile DJ - your DS must be somehow related to my DS - maybe in a prev. life LOL, as Dan does exactly the same - going out in the freezing winter in shorts n t-shirt!

Linda said...

You got a little bit of snow, I think, more than we did here in Connecticut. My sister in Pennsylvania is SNOWED UNDER.