Sunday, March 1, 2009
One true thing about living in the south is that the amount of snow we get is in inverse proportion to the amount of snow predicted. So if the meteorologists are predicting flurries, we need to run to the store and buy out every bottle of milk and loaf of bread we can grab off the shelf, but if they are calling for the blizzard of the century; well then, the roads will probably be clear by nightfall. That ironic logic held true today. Last night we were being told that we would get 2 to 4 inches of snow. I was looking forward to waking up, checking the tv to see that church had been cancelled and going back to bed. At 7:00 am, there was a fine drizzle, the meteoroligist were still calling for accumulations of snow, but it didn't sound like it would start to stick to the roads until after church. I woke my daughter up and we were off to church. I was hoping that the service would get out in time for me to grab some lunch and go out to Walmart to see if there was another space heater to be had. It started snowing while the band was practicing for the service. The faithful few showed up for church anyway and we were getting antsy as the service was coming to a close. I was none too happy that they decided to go ahead and hold the mission trip meeting anyway. I had to wait for it to be over to leave because Lizzie want's to go to Honduras. When we left we were having showers of large wet flakes, but none of it was sticking to the roads. We went to O'Charley's for lunch. It was good, but since it was crowded the service was kind of slow. I was getting more and more antsy waiting for the check. I was afraid that the roads would be getting slushy. One step outside and it was apparent that the roads were still clear. I decided that we could still make it to Walmart. I was able to get the adapters that I needed, but they have the new fans out and the space heaters are hibernating until August? when they will re-appear on the shelves. Since I couldn't get the heater, I decided that it was a good time to get Lizzie the bins and pillows she wanted to decorate her room in. Nice that they were on sale today. When we were leaving Walmart, the roads were just becoming slushy and I thought that Lizzie would surely be having a day off school tomorrow. I hadn't really been feeling well all day and decided to take a nap rather than do the cleaning that I should do. I slept hard for 4 hours and when I woke up the storm had moved on and the yard and roads are clear. No day off school or excuse to not make the Dr. appointment that I'd like to put off. Tomorrow will be back to the normal schedule. That's what snow is like in the south; Here this morning, gone this afternoon. Still the showers were pretty to watch, even if they were causing me some anxiety about driving on icy roads.