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Snow and Ice…gotta catch up with the weather

WOW.  I lived in TN my whole life.  So moving to Iowa has been a definite experience.   I’ve found the area to be beautiful and people friendly.  I knew I would get to see some snow……..but, WOW!  The first snow/ice was on Thanksgiving.  That one was only about 2 or so inches.  The next was one week later, another 3-4 inches.  And this morning a thick, glassy layer of ice on top of all of the misc ice/snow that  did not melt.   That we have had three frozen precipitation incidents before Christmas is in itself, mind-boggling.  But, the thought that it did not melt away before getting another is unbelievable for a Southern gal.  Nothing stops here…school is open, stores on a normal schedule, etc.  

Update:  just got a call from the school system…I spoke too soon.  The schools are closed today.  The ice is rather ugly out there and I don’t think it’s stopping anytime soon. 

The best part of this whole snow thing is the sheer and utter joy it brings to the girls.  Check it out:


3 responses

  1. Oh my gosh Dianne!!! Are you going to be able to come home?
    How is the weather today?

    December 11, 2007 at 1:09 pm

  2. memeofnine

    boy howdy are yawl ever lucky – u know how i love snow. wiish i was there so we could all go out and play. have fun, take lots of pictures, stay warm and be careful coming home for christmas. we love you, mom

    December 11, 2007 at 2:07 pm

  3. Hey Diane…
    Wendy told me you guys were gonna try and come home. I say “try” considering the above photos, lol. If you’ve got some time while you’re here Sarah would LOVE and ADORE to see Grey. She’s off school starting this Friday for a month! Please, please call us…Wendy has my number, if a moment arises where we might get the girls together. Molly of course would love to be invited. She and Sarah have become BFFs since Grey moved. Scratch that…there might be a cat fight over Grey if all three girls get together, lol. Have a safe trip home if you guys get to come. Cool snow!

    December 11, 2007 at 9:21 pm