Friday, December 12, 2008

Slip Slidin'


Last night, as a surprise to us all, we came home in driving sleet and snow. We didn't think much of it, because the weather forcasters claimed that it was "nothing to worry about. No accumulation." Well, that's when they always get it wrong it seems. I had planned to go on my nightly run, after changing into my running gear. I made it across town and to the Rec Center. I started to get out of the car and nearly slid down in the parking lot. After some quick thought, I decided that I'd better run my errands and get myself back home. It's a good thing that I did. By the time I got home, I had already seen a fender bender and the side streets had started icing over. Most all of the area schools were out today. In Shelbyville, we had a lot more ice than snow. Further north in Murfreesboro they got a lot more snow. Casey and I got out the door early this morning, since we had no idea what condition the roads were in. We did just fine in Bedford County. As a matter of fact, we even saw the snow plow out scraping that layer of ice off the highway. We hit the Rutherford County line, and things started to get a little dicey. We did a little slippin' and slidin' but overall had no big problems. The drive sure was pretty though. I regret that we didn't have the camera with us. This is the first time in many years, that I can remember having snow or a snow day this early. I have a feeling that it bodes of things to come this winter. The good thing about it is I have a little hope for a white Christmas this year! Seeing snow on the ground sure does put you in the Christmas spirit!

Everyone stay warm and have a great weekend!

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