We awoke to ice pellets (aka sleet) dropping from the sky. I call it sleet but some southerners and south westerners aren’t familiar with the term. Ice pellets does sound more intense though. Where was I? Oh, so yeah, a wintery mess falling from the sky. I stepped out in it for a moment or two and the snow was crunchy. The snow had frozen. Watching the news you’d think there was a blizzard or such but again, I guess that’s big here for a city that’s not accustomed to it. With all the ice and such on the roads, we’ve opted to stay off them. When we were in Portland, we did explore in the Jeep. I think we did that because of cabin fever and we stuck to back roads quite a bit.
Clea runs out the door more often than I’d like. This time, we let her go out to see what she’d do with the snow. She didn’t seem to mind it.
Below: Clea gets her groove on in the snow.
I received my first Time-Warner cable bill. Now remember I last told you:
“With taxes and all, my monthly bill will be $78.94 for at least a year! “
Jim and I decided to venture out. The cul-de-sac was so iced. I got out of the Jeep when I saw water running under the ice. It looked cool. Meanwhile, Jim put the Jeep in park but it slid toward the driveway which is on a slope. I couldn’t walk. I was sliding all over. Scary. Yeah, we still ventured anyway.
A short distance of driving took a long time. We live deep within a neighborhood which was covered in a sheet of ice. Once we made it to the main roads we were surprised to find the roads only partially cleared. We witnessed several vehicles that had slid off road. I think it’s going to take a long time for this town to get back to normal. Ugh.