Yesterday the Weather Service was advising that the snow would start somewhere around 1pm. I wasn’t terribly worried because we were supposed to get the majority of the snow in the afternoon, and since Kurt only has about a mile’s commute, I figured he would get home safely enough.
But then I looked outside at 11:15 and saw the snow beginning.
This was at 11:27am.
Kurt was already home by this time. He informed me that he might not have to go back to work, that the Navy might be shutting down his command.
But then we got a call saying my dad’s gift was done (I’ll post a photo of it after Christmas because it’s just too darn cool not to share), so we decided to go out and get it.
I was under the impression that it snowed at least once a year here in Rhode Island. These people were driving like it had never snowed before in all of their lives, and they had no idea how to drive in it! I mean, we just came from Washington, where we would get snow maybe every other year, and then only once a season. And Kurt grew up in Tucson — where it would be a sign of Armageddon if it ever snowed.
Can you imagine the saguaros holding up armfuls of snow???
It should take us five, possibly ten minutes to get to where we were going to pick up my dad’s gift. Today it took well over twenty minutes. And all because there were a few snow flurries in the air. This was before it started getting too bad.
On our way home, we ran into one of Kurt’s co-workers, who told him that since he’s not teaching, he doesn’t have to go back to work. So he’s home for the day now.
But the snow is really pretty!! My mailman just walked across my front lawn — grrr. But I can’t be too mad at him; he brought me a Christmas card from KarmaCat and one from My5Cents, as well as two gifts from my ornament exchange with my Flickr group!!
Talk about a banner day!!!
And it’s STILL coming down. The Weather Service is saying that if the snow turns to sleet late this afternoon, it’ll hold the snowfall down to six inches. But if it doesn’t turn to sleet, we could end up with a foot!!!
Damn, I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere today!
PS — HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY to my bestest friend in the entire world, Caroline!!!