Wednesday, January 18, 2012

the weather man...


We usually get snow a few times a year but only a couple of inches when it comes. We had an early snow I think back in November which was more of a dusting.
So around these places when the weather man says snow I usually say, "uh, ok..." Don't know if I can ever trust the weather man because around here the weather is just always weird and you can never tell what's going to go on especially when it comes to rain and snow! So, yes we have a weather man and yes he is often wrong...but lately he has been right!

Well, they have been predicting snow for a few days! It started coming down on Monday and this is what we woke up to and stayed around for the day...

{four inches or so}


Thank goodness for Ben's trusty, beasty truck...it is amazingly solid and I always feel safe driving it! When you have gone through something that we have you have to have a solid car to drive. The mini is solid but man oh man do I feel super safe in that truck! We will probably never (ever) own a small car again...



Oh and I had some chicken marinading for a day so I had to grill it and the snow was not going to stop me...



Weather man was saying that late last night and into this morning was going to be the worst and that the city we are in was to be the "bulls eye!" oh man! Well, again he was right and we woke up to this...

{14 inches!!}


{he didn't know what to do...just stood there}


HOLY BATMAN SNOW!!

I got out the shovel and made a path on the sidewalk and then swept the snow off the truck and moved it (good ole 4-wheel drive) to the driveway! I wanted this just in case we needed to get out of the house quickly or if anything came up with Ben. One of my sisters called and said her and my other sister were going to have a snow day at their house. So, we had something to do. We were going to ride with my sister but then we decided to drive Ben's truck in case we needed to come back early or any other issues that came up! The roads were full of snow but it was really easy to drive in! Glad that I have had some experience driving and then last year in NJ really helped!
I found it funny because the weather man said, "if you have never driven in the snow, today is not the day to start!" Seriously he should have never said that because it invited all the crazies out!

I only got one photo at my sisters house and it happened to be right when all the kids came in for lunch...



We took Diesel to my sisters house too. They have a dog so I figured instead of him sitting at home he could play with the kids and the dog! He LOVED it! We got home about 4 and he pretty much slept the rest of the afternoon and just took a break to eat!

We left my sisters house and the roads were fine until we hit the freeway! Not only were there crazy drivers (so frightful) but the snow had started to break up and then freeze. It felt as if we were riding on huge rocks of all various sizes...the we would get blasted by the stupid semi drivers!
Once we got back on the roads again and off the freeway it was much better. Then I saw it coming...a massive tree branch was falling down right as we were going under it. I didn't swerve because I knew that would cause us to slip so I just kept driving. I let out a big EEEEEKKKKK! It hit the back of the truck and I was like whoooshhh but then I remembered Diesel was back there! I checked in my rear view mirror and saw that he was close to the back window and that he was ok! Poor guy probably made the snow in the back of the truck yellow!

All in all we have had an eventful last few days! Ben has continued to have therapy all but today so for him it has been good. Ben gets bored easily when we don't do alot so having those therapies are great and just that we could go to my sisters house today to get out of the house is great! We do alot of things outside the house but on days like today I thought that we would not be going anywhere!

It was Ben's and my first snow adventure with walking with a walker in the snow! Ha, quite the show! Ben actually did really well and the snow packing under his feet really helped. He misses it so much! The fact that he cannot walk on his own just frustrates him so much! He will not give up on the ability to walk on his own and I won't either! I pray that when the snow comes next year that Ben will be sledding, snow boarding, driving and doing the things he loves when it comes to the winter months!

8 comments:

Grandma Becky said...

How fun for you guys up north of us! We had wind and lots of rain today and it's supposed to rain most of the week here. Good to see snow photos. My sister got some too as she lives close to you!

Kim @ The Gab said...

I will absolutely pray for that last thought.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

We are loving the snow ... but a bit jealous of all of you down south of us. We've got bitter cold up here in the northern corner of the state ... with 7 degrees last night, and a crazy cold northeastern wind coming down from Canada today.

Glad you all had fun with the sisters (and kids). LOVED the picture.

Laurel

Caroline said...

Dang! I wish we were going there and could enjoy that kind of weather! There will be no such photos taken in ole Texas :(

Here's hoping Ben gets to enjoy the snow next year too!!

Mari said...

This snow storm is crazy! I am envious that you are able to leave your home. We live on a steep hill and our street is so icy it is not safe to drive on--Puget Sound is at the bottom of our hill and I do fear sliding into it. we've been homebound all week where I have tried to keep busy sewing Regency attire for Jane Austen events this year.

Be in good health and stay warm.
--Mari

Anonymous said...

I love the snow. I come from Alaska where there were a few inches for much of the winter. :) Yet I must say, I am glad we deal with it only periodically here. Father has you in a good place, spiritually and otherwise. He's proud of you. Marion

Jim said...

Glad to see you got your grill Ben. I'm amazed each time I see Ben and how much progress he is making. Keep at it, never give up. Call me if you need anything. Jim

molly june. said...

ohmygoshhhh!!! BRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! that makes me COLD just looking at it. you snow people AMAZE me!! i would be such a big cry baby there. hahaa!!!