Thursday, February 11, 2010

SNOW!!

We went from yesterday's post of lush green grass to snow today!  It has been raining all day, imagine that!  I decided to go ahead and head to the gym after work.  Figured it couldn't get too bad while I was there.  Ran 3 miles (in 28:34!!!!!!) and decided to head out.  Went outside and the cars were covered in sleet.

The husband started calling me as soon as I got in the truck asking if I was at home.  I told him I was leaving the gym.  WHAT?  YOU WENT TO THE GYM!  That was his reaction.  He said it had been snowing at his work for about an hour.  Told me be very careful on my way home and call as soon as I got there.

So I started my normally 40 min drive home.  The majority of my drive home is on a busy highway.  So with all the traffic and the temp just now dipping below freezing, the road was still okay.  But these people around here thought the ideal speed was 30!  Luckily it's a four lane highway and I just stayed on the left and cruised along.

The last twelve miles of the drive are along farm roads that aren't used much.  So of course, I slowed way down on them.  The roads were covered and I figured getting a little slick.  Sure enough, right before my turn, there was a SUV in the ditch.  Another truck had slid thru the stop sign and the fence at the "T".  And another truck was on the other side of the turn in the ditch!

I turned the corner and made my way on home.  They were sittin' in their vehicles and another person had stopped for the one that had gone thru the fence.  It was just a mess.  I slid more on the dirt road than any where else.  It was one slick puppy!

Speakin' of slick puppy, Diesel tried jumping up against the door after I got home and busted it on the porch.  Had to laugh.

Anyhow, the roads are gonna be a mess in the morning.  I have court tomorrow but it will be postponed until later in the day most likely.  I really hate getting on the interstate with these crazy drivers.  It's bad enough when it's just rain!  Y'all be careful out there!

15 comments:

Paula said...

Wow! The things I've missed!! So glad you made it home okay from the gymn! I know what you mean, I like to work out in a "work-out" setting. Makes me more motivated. And NO I haven't lost any weight, butt or gutt!

K. T. Sparks said...

well I heard Dallas/Ft Worth got 9" of snow!!!!!!!!!!!!! now that is some historic stuff! be safe Texans don't know how to do it!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

:) I'm so happy that you get to enjoy a bit of snow! We have lots of bad.... drivers here too! They must live everywhere!

fernvalley01 said...

Must be rotten,bad roads and scary drivers are never fun! stay safe

Sydney said...

hahah want our snow? I am glad I finally got to drive Indigo in my sleigh. She was sooooo good. I love that horse.

Scrappy Doo said...

Glad ya made it home safe. We have just shy of 10" here in Italy Craziness!!! I really wouln't mind if all the snow went back north.
Was so muddy already at the farm now it's just gonna be a frikin mess. My poor horses hooves are gonna be a wreck.
Stay safe and warm!
See the pup crash out-Yea, I would have laughed too

Shirley said...

Crazy weather! Who knew that Texas would get snow, and we have mud! Glad you made it home safe.

Dee said...

Sorry you're in winterwonderland with the crazy drivers! I don't miss that at all...Be careful on your drive!

Mikey said...

Snow?! Be careful out there!

Pony Girl said...

Wow! Snow! Get some pics! :)
I am glad you made it home safely. I'll admit I'm a bit terrified to drive alone in the snow. I am afraid to get stranded! I also don't trust other people! I drive like a snail. At least if I wreck...I'll be going 2 miles an hour so what kind of damage could I do?? :)
Maybe your work will be canceled and you can have a 3-day weekend!

Pony Girl said...

Wow! Snow! Get some pics! :)
I am glad you made it home safely. I'll admit I'm a bit terrified to drive alone in the snow. I am afraid to get stranded! I also don't trust other people! I drive like a snail. At least if I wreck...I'll be going 2 miles an hour so what kind of damage could I do?? :)
Maybe your work will be canceled and you can have a 3-day weekend!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I bet that was a shock!! I am glad you guys got it this time ;) Be safe today!!

AKPonyGirl said...

We have snow here too. Oh, wait....it's SUPPOSED to snow in February in Alaska!

Tatersmama said...

You take care, girl, and keep it SLOW if you need to go out! It can get slicker than snot, especially on those dirt roads!!!

I used to hate to drive in the snow, but with snow tires and chains I could just about manage...

And pics... we want some pics!!

Gail said...

The trouble, I think, is not so much the road conditions as no one knows how to drive on it!

You did very well. Glad you got home safely. Did you get a lot of snow?