Friday, November 7, 2008

Let's hope it's not a repeat

Last year we really didn't get snow/ice until December 1st, and then we had a 4 in layer of ice for the next 5+ months. I kid you not, we had a horribly long and cold winter. We moved on November 30th with clear skies and green grass. The next day was a winter storm and it never let up. It wasn't fun when we just moved to a new neighborhood, hubby was gone almost the entire month of December for work (including a 2 state road trip in an ice storm), and I've never run the snow blower. Thank goodness for great neighbors or we may still have been snowed in most of 2008.

Today we are getting the remains of the blizzard that went through South Dakota. There really isn't any snow accumulation, but the girls woke up to snow and its been a freezy, sleety mess ever since. It's the kind of day where you turn the fireplace on and curl up on the couch. I have chicken wild rice stew in the crock pot for summer, perfect for today. I just spend the majority of the day yesterday searching for snow boots for Emma and buying a couple extra hat/mitten sets for school. We're ready for the snow, but that doesn't mean we want it!

6 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

My deepest sympathies. I remember my dad saying that there was snow on the grow for 100-something days last year. Mind boggling.

Mom on the Run said...

Good lord, I mean snow on the ground. I'm not having a good day on the keyboard.

kmm0305 said...

I just feel sorry for the people who had their first winter in Iowa last year (like our next door neighbors). As you know sometimes we can get to Christmas without a covering of snow on the ground. I've spent about $100 just outfitting one kid for the snow!

Mom on the Run said...

The only time we came home for Christmas in 18 years, it was 65 degrees the entire time. I don't think anybody has ever worn all the hats, scarves and mittens I bought for that trip!

Cristin said...

I had some nasty winters living in Nova Scotia and Vermont... It gets cold here in Mass. but we don't get huge snow accumulations thank goodness.. I don't miss that at all..

Jenn M said...

oh, that sounds SO cozy!!! Not so much snow here in Dallas but I'm fine after growing up in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin!

Thanks for the facebook birthday wishes, you're so sweet!