|A Chesapeake Bay Son-Daughter Collaborative Masterpiece|
Thursday morning we received a dusting of snow, but Friday afternoon we got what I would consider our first major snowfall of the season.
Unfortunately, it didn't last.
However, it lingered long enough for Son and Daughter to fasten a sled to the Gator and go zigzagging at high speeds all over the yard-- giving a nervous mother all the makings of a breakdown.
Nobody was hurt, unless you count my few frazzled nerves.
|The tire tracks in the snow above (in my front yard) were from the Gator/sled event.|
The snow began Friday at about 3:00. I was working in Williamsburg, and as soon as I saw how quickly it was sticking to the roads, I left.
The Colonial Parkway was already covered by the time I made it there.
Route 17 traffic moved very slowly.
|A skim of ice on Millers Cove|
I passed several accidents and almost became a participant in one myself. Coming down the hill just before Hodges and Bryant in Gloucester Court House, I tried to slow down, but my brakes locked up on me. I took my foot off, but the brake lights on the truck in front of me kept getting closer and closer.
Fortunately there was nobody in the next lane, and I was able to maneuver over there to avoid a disaster.
Route 14, the next to the last leg of my journey, was The Worst. Nobody was going over 15 miles per hour except, perhaps, for the man standing beside his overturned jeep on the edge of the woods. He didn't appear to be injured, but the Jeep didn't look so hot. He had to have been going fairly fast to make it as far off the road as he did.
My hour-long commute was almost two and a half hours that day. But I made it home safely, and my car wasn't turned upside down on the side of the road.
So there's that.
|More slush around the dock.|
Our cove off of Queens Creek, which back in the 1970s would freeze so solid my sisters and I could walk clear across it, has sported a thin film of slush for the past several days.
I don't think we'll ever see it freeze like that again.
|These got a good workout this weekend.|
I even wore them in Food Lion once.
Although we didn't receive as much snow as I would have liked, we did have one day of
And enough to make it perfectly acceptable for me to wear zebra boots into the grocery store.
(Not that I needed an excuse.)