Ya'll, we are snowed in.
For one thing, we don't have salt trucks or snow plows. I think there is one snow plow in all of metro Atlanta. No kidding. They use road grading equipment instead.
The big problem is not snow - it's ice. Because it's warmer here, when it snows and the temperature drops, the snow turns to ice on the roads. Everywhere. And it's nasty.
Curly think we are silly for not wanting to venture out. "I can drive in this, Mom!" Foolish child. (He was actually outside barefoot in the snow yesterday. And then he had the nerve to complain that he was cold.) He's wandering around in a t-shirt and jeans at the moment.
There was a 29 car pileup on the interstate this morning. Officials are pleading with folks to stay home. I want to see you folks from the North try driving on this ice. I'm working from home, all schools are closed.
And here's something you don't see often in the deep South:
Yes, I can hear you guys from up north chortling. (Wow, I spelled that right on the first try.) No, nothing freezes over in Atlanta, so this is amazing to us. We don't have winter sports, because we don't have much in the way of winter. Even when I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina (where it's -2° F on my mom's front porch right now), we didn't have frozen lakes. I went ice skating exactly one time as a kid - when the pond down the street froze in about 1971.
(In Atlanta, it's Summer about 9 months of the year. We have about 3 weeks of Spring, 3 weeks of Fall, and the balance of the time it's usually Not Summer.)
I want to see you folks from the North try driving on this stuff. And for us, it's cold. 16° F this morning, fells like -1°. Not supposed to get above freezing until Monday. Brrr.
Changing subjects - Moe and I took the last of the puppies to her new home yesterday.
So in between things, I'm going to try Jane's TIAS. I've never done a TIAS, didn't have the time. I've got a few other projects to do in between keeping up with work emails. It will keep me from murdering the Stooges. Which will keep me out of jail, a good thing.
Just a few more random pictures
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