Ice, Ice Baby

We had another round of weird winter weather overnight.  Weird as in .. way different than what any of us grew up with.

T-storms and rain at midnight + warm southerly winds .. in February.

45F!  What the ??

I woke to an angry wind lashing the house and the sounds of ice pelting the windows.

Yep – over night it froze, schools closed and we are now hovering at 28F… and dropping.

With snow coming.

And more wind.

I fear today is just another commute to no-where.

But … still I must try.

So I’m taking a page out of Mom’s book.  The one she used to check us over with before we left for parts hockey games unknown.

I’ve got a full tank of gas, boots and a blanket in my SUV; my phone is charged and lunch is packed.

I just have to put my hands on that extra bit of nerve it takes to face roads like this!

I hope the roads you traverse today are safe and uneventful!

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”
– Mark Twain

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  1. PLEASE be careful, MJ!!! I’m so thankful I don’t HAVE to drive anywhere, and I sure wish you didn’t have to drive today. Let us know how you make out!

    • Oh thank you, Dianna. I was careful. The good news was, most everyone else was, too. It took me 45 min to go 7 miles to the office!! But … I diverted and bought a yummy coffee. I thought that if I had to sit in the coffee I might just as well enjoy a good brew :). I am “on the road” the next 2 days and the weather doesn’t look much better going forward … I just take my time! MJ

  2. It’s pouring snow here after temps in the 60’s. Yikes! I usually have to drive in the weather as well, but have the day off after working Saturday. Be safe!

  3. Ice is not a friend on the roads, MJ. Atlanta gets its fair share of ice, which is why we tend to go crazy when it snows. We fear the snow will be as bad as the ice. Fact is – driving in snow is far easier than driving in ice. Be careful.

    • I agree; snow is far better than ice. This morning’s commute was an icy mess … most people were going slowly and that helped. Take care! MJ

  4. You are a better woman than I. We had an appt. with a lawyer this morning ( snow, blowing and drifting) and I rescheduled. It just seemed ironic to travel on treacherous roads to meet with someone to write your will.

  5. Be careful! The girls still remember when I drove out in the ice for an event of theirs…which should have been cancelled…I stepped on the brakes and spun around. Thank goodness, thank goodness, everyone else had good sense and stayed home because there was no one on the road to hit. Shudder.

  6. Stay safe! And WARM!

    • and you, too! I am off to the State Capital today so have to leave a bit early to allow for the roads. I know you know all about that 🙂 MJ

  7. Be safe out there! Spring is almost here!

    • Thanks, Sandi. I love snow. I don’t feel quite the same about ice 🙂 Even my Mom brought up spring last night (on the phone) … she’s been hunkered inside and avoiding the icy roads and stormy days. But she admitted to feeling a bit cooped up! Cheers! MJ

  8. I’m glad everyone was treating the road conditions with respect. We don’t have that here. 🙂

    • Well … most did. There are always a few SUV or Truck drivers who seem to feel invincible. I usually see them later on .. in a ditch!!

      Take care Patti

  9. Love the Twain quote! We’ve been lucky just to get a few cold nights and a little rain in Tennessee. I don’t think we’d know how to function in serious snow!

  10. cooper

    Time to start telecommuting… No reason to go out in that…

  11. Gosh, MJ, hope you made it safely. I had heard the weather was gonna be bad in your neck of the woods.

  12. I am rather late in commenting, however, I admire your courage for even venturing out on those roads!

  13. I love snow days that demand everyone stay home! There aren’t enough of those in my opinion! When we lived in Michigan, it seemed like a badge of honor that events weren’t cancelled for weather, and schools stayed open!

    It’s pretty rare that I miss work, or my kids missed school for weather. Like you, I found the secret was going slow. In all my years of winter driving, I’ve never had an accident…a couple of close calls with slides on ice. But, knock on wood, nothing that did any damage. The funny thing is that now, living in SE Alaska, my winters are much milder than what I experienced in Colorado or Michigan! But that’s life in the rainforest! Glad you were safe! ~ Sheila

    • I hear you on the “badge of honor” stuff — in MI, it seems NO ONE stays home. People are proud of the effort they make to get somewhere: “How’s your drive in?” “Not bad, only took me 2 hours!”

      Isn’t it funny that SE Alaskan winters are milder than CO or MI? Who’d have thought it? 😉


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