They had been warning about potential icy conditions Wednesday night because we've had nothing but rain for the past week and were expecting freezing temps overnight. So when I got up yesterday morning I turned on the news to see if there were any closings due to icy roads.
Us folks in the south don't really know how to drive on snow/ice so any potential for icy driving conditions usually calls for a complete shutdown in most instances. When I first got up, the yard was wet but clear. The news was reporting spots of ice that were supposed to be cleared up by 9 or 10 am so most of the area schools were opening with delays.
The university was business as usual. However, being that I commute 45 minutes on mostly rural highway, Mama and I declared our own delay and had planned to leave around 9am in hopes of missing the ice.
Mother nature, however, had different plans.
While I was on the phone with a co-worker to let her know I'd be in late, she mentioned something about the snow and I was all, "What? Snow!" Opened the drapes and there it was. A blanket of white with a steady downpour of the frosty business.
An hour later I was calling back to say I wouldn't be in at all.
The roads were covered in the stuff and the folks on the news were urging anyone who didn't HAVE to be on the roads to NOT be on the roads. So Mama and I called it a snow day and stayed home.
It didn't really stop snowing until around 11:30 or at which point it almost immediately started melting. By around 5ish, there were only spots of it that were beginning to re-freeze. Still had a few patches of it this morning when I got up. But today's highs being in the 50's...well, it's all gone now.
But it sure was fun and exciting while it lasted.
Meanwhile, I know all you northern folks are all, "Bah. Wimps!" I dare ya, though, to come down here and say that in July! haha
What did I do with my unexpected day off work? Well, I watched the Haven marathon on Syfy, ate a lot of cheese and crackers, and began disassembling Christmas. Notice I only said "began" as in the tree is still up and fully decorated. I'll tackle that this weekend. I just couldn't see spending the whole day working!
Oh, and I did take an hour and a half nap in the afternoon. Nothing quite so decadent as having an unexpected day off work to laze around on the couch in my pj's all day!