I woke up this morning to this:
Oops, forgot to turn off the flash!
Better picture but not good weather.
I love the pre-dawn blue!
It's definitely a winter wonderland!
The highway is snow covered and nearly abandoned.
Seeing the road conditions, the forecast and the occasional periods of white out, I opted to NOT go to work today. The university canceled classes but the hospital never closes. The highway patrol is recommending no travel unless it's an emergency and I didn't consider getting to work an emergency. It will cost me a vacation day but better safe than sorry. The wind has picked up even more and the 8 or so inches of snow is now being blown all over. It's hard to tell how much we got since it's all been blown around.
I've been up since 4am, trying to decide if I could get to work (V didn't take that long to decide he wouldn't take me to the bus stop!) The first snow plow didn't go by until about 6:40- and there haven't been many since then. Makes me glad we're well stocked.
The poor dog, he wants to go out...
and almost immediately wants to come back in.
But it's fun to bundle up and play in the snow.
We're going to try to put up the tree this afternoon and maybe make cookies. Right now the children are weirded out. I got out the tail of our cow and am currently simmering it for ox tail soup. I think that having that much of an identifiable body part is a bit much for them- at least that it's a tail.
Maybe I'll post some more snow day pics later.