Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Same Song, Second Verse ..or is it Third?

I truly meant to write this post last night because I had it all prepared. I think I must have gotten distracted with something.
Yesterday we got up to snow. It was supposed to be a "light dusting" in only the AM hours. Let me just tell you.. it snowed all day.
I HAD to go to the commissary. There were just no two ways about it. You northern readers will be proud to know that I drove through heavy snow and I bought groceries for my family.

As you can see, once I got out on the main road, the streets were fairly clear. I did hit a few rough spots and had to go around a fender bender on the way over. What you can't see are the HUGE snow flakes that were pounding down. I hate that they don't show up.

I did it! I drove all the way over to the Naval base and did my shopping. Here you can kind of see the snow falling.

I took this photo this morning as I was about to head out with my girlfriends for a little shopping. We all knew there was another storm coming, but it wasn't supposed to hit until around 8:00 tonight. They said 6 to 10 inches tonight. Oh my.
After we drove around 30 miles north to hit the real shopping, we came out of the second store... and guess what? It was snowing. We came out of the third store and it was really coming down. We stopped for lunch, because that's what we do, and when we came out of the restaurant the snow was covering the parking lot and was falling hard. As we drove home it got worse. All our husbands are calling checking on us and telling us to be careful. I'm pleased to say we made it home very safely. What a fun and adventurous day. Can you tell I don't get out much lately?
Remember this bridge?
We had to cross that sucker today to get back on the island. That was scarey, but surprisingly, it was the clearest road. I think the state is on it! Maybe it has little heaters under it? Is that even possible?
It's almost 7:00 PM. The storm is supposed to start between 8:00 and 9:00 PM. We got around 2 inches already of "bonus" snow.
I have enjoyed the change of seasons. I was thrilled with snow around Christmas when I could hunker down and have my hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Now, however, it's starting to be a pain. I've had three different appointments cancelled already because of snow. I have a MUCH needed hair appointment in the morning. Anyone want to make bets on if I can get in?  It is what it is and I guess I'll deal with it.. what choice do I have?


Jessica @ {Mis}Adventures of an Army Wife said...

If you can make it out for groceries, you can make it for a hair appointment! It's all about priorities, right?

Paula said...

Jessica.. right you are! Actually, if the roads are icy I'll skip it. What I'm afraid is that the salon will call in the morning to cancel. That's what's been happening to me.

Michelle said...

From Hawaii to this. I am so proud of you for venturing out in that weather. We didn't get much here but there was thunder and lighting in the midst of the snowing. So cool.

JG said...

Wow, maybe I don't miss snow *that* much anymore. :) Yeah, this is quite a change from Hawaii! You're braver than I am, I'd probably just bunker down and wait out the winter.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

My parents are in Hawaii right now. My mom keeps calling and telling me how gorgeous it is.

It takes great self control not to hang up on her.