Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's time once again to report to Mrs. Matlock's class for Alphabe-Thursday. This week we are to present our papers on the letter F. Since it's been such a horrible, no good, really bad week, you can guess the first word that popped into my head. But this is a PG rated event, so I'll settle for Freezing!
Sunday was a gorgeous day. 78 degrees, sunny, light Southerly breeze. Perfection! DH told me that snow was forecast for Tuesday. I laughed and laughed.
Tuesday morning, I left the house at 6 AM and felt stinging pellets hitting my face - sleet! I crunched out to the car and started it. Then I marched back (well, I slid back) to the house for another cup of coffee while it warmed up. Said to myself, it's just a little sleet, it will blow over.
NOT! We ended up getting about 3 inches of snow, which stuck to the lawns and rooftops. Luckily the streets were warm enough that the roads didn't get too bad. In Austin they had some problems with the elevated bridges and flyovers, but those babies freeze if you drop a slurpee on them, so that was expected. And TXDOT did a good job of prepping them before the weather hit.
Now I know all of my blogger buddies who live up North will laugh at this, but here is what 3 inches of snow looks like in Georgetown, Texas. These were taken in the afternoon when some of it had already started to melt. But you can see the size of the snowflakes - they were huge. I felt sorry for the school kids, the weather system moved in after the busses had already started their routes, so no snow day for them. I imagine there were alot of restless rowdy kids in class!
Can you imagine how confused this poor redbud tree was? It starting budding out last week, now it's being snowed on!
Hope you enjoyed seeing our little snowstorm. By Wednesday, it was 54 degrees and the only evidence left was a bunch of snowman fannies left on lawns. They have already lost their heads and mid sections! Make sure to stop by and visit Jenny's blog and see what everyone has come up with for F. This should be an interesting one!