Monday, February 17, 2014

Return from Snow Carnage 2014

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The rare and illustrious Snowcorg - day two of Snow Carnage.  Corgi on, Snowcorg!
Hey folks!  I've been away for a few days, buried under all the snow we got here in NC last Wednesday and Thursday.  I love snow and we don't get it very often here.  Rarely do we get more than an inch or two and I get a little jealous seeing how much snow other parts of the country get..  That is, until I'm trapped in traffic for over three hours trying to get home!  My normal seven minute commute became a total ordeal, complete with two police-dictated detours, a car dangling over a creek, very heavy snow, and massive amounts of sleet.  I was kind of a nervous wreck by the time I got home.  My Dad's phone call to fuss at me for leaving work too late and for not going a different way home didn't help either, but he meant well. I couldn't leave until all of our patients and employees were gone and every route I tried to take home was just a nightmare.   The Hub was cool as a cucumber, but the Bub was worried that I would have to sleep in my car out in the mini-Atlanta we had going on here!  Here's just a peek of the traffic on one of my attempted routes...

This route wasn't too bad, or so I thought.  It turned out to be a bad choice.

I waited here for an hour in heavy sleet before police re-routed us.

While I was out navigating the mean streets, the Hub was out playing with the dogs.  They loved it.  Daisy tried to catch it in her mouth and Ducky just wanted to slide around playing with his football.  The sleet eventually got too painful and they had to go inside.

You can still see the grass here...

15 minutes later - no grass.  That's how fast it was coming down!

Once I finally got home, I couldn't believe how hard and how long it sleeted.  It was still sleeting at 4am, so over 12 hours!  Then it snowed pretty heavily until 3pm the next day.  We shoveled our driveway, and both of our elderly neighbor's driveways once it stopped.  We got a snowman built too while we watched the fire truck that got stuck going up the hill in our neighborhood try to dig it's way out.  They were stuck for two hours, blocking the entire street.  Not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to come down the hill in the first place, ya know?

The Bub shoveling away.  Yes, he's not wearing a coat or hat.  Teenagers!!

Their snow chains snapped, so that didn't help any...

And what every yard needs - a Saints snowman!

Once it got dark and all the little kids had gone inside, we got out our big Minnesota snow sled and headed for the hills in our neighborhood.  We had a blast and a few wipe outs!  Then it was inside for some good old fashioned hot chocolate in our cozy little cottage.  I slept really good that night from dragging that sled up the hill so many times!  And I didn't blog at all - I just enjoyed the time with my family.  Now it's back to business though.  Aside from the traffic nightmare, it was a fun snow overall, but we're glad it's over.  I just hate when the snow becomes snirt (snow mixed with dirt) - it's so ugly!  



  1. I couldn't find an email for you. Just wanted you to know that today you've been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post, where I introduce new bloggers to my readers. You should be receiving visitors shortly. Welcome to our neighborhood!

    1. Brenda, thank you so much! I love your blog and it's on my favorites list, so I visit it all the time. The warm welcome is SO appreciated, as are any new visitors! XOXO

  2. Hi Marie, it's nice to meet you! I'm your first visitor here from Brenda's Welcome Wagon. I just looked around your blog and I really like it...pretty furniture and decor, very friendly, warm writing. I'll be adding your blog to my blog roll, so I hope you come over to my blog for a visit and become a follower as well! I look forward to getting to know you better. :-)

    1. Melanie, thank you so much for your sweet words! And thanks for adding me to your blog roll. I'll be checking out your blog today and will add you to mine for sure. I look forward to getting to know you as well!

  3. I am visiting from over at Cozy Little House / Welcome Wagon. You certainly had a driving nightmare...but what a wonderful positive spin you put on the dogs and the snowman and you and the hubs helping your neighbors...and I smiled at the sled riding enjoyment. I am going to visit some more posts this morning and have a look around! :)

    1. Thank you so much Deb! I always try to make lemonade out of lemons, and this snowstorm was no exception. I hope you enjoyed looking around my blog and please come back to visit often. I'll be checking out your blog today :)