Hello Everyone-As I am sure you all know and many of you have experienced your own bout of this white stuff. For the south this storm was a big one. We got about 10" total when it finally stopped. Now when you lived in NY all your life and are used to lots of snow all winter and you can easily get several snowfalls of at least 10" and while a inconvenience it doesn't bring much to a standstill unless it is a real blizzard.
Similar to the pics below of NY when I lived there. This was not an once every several years occurrence. This happened pretty regularly each year. Some years were somewhat better but others were like the two pics below most winters.
The big difference between here and NY is that they are equipped to handle the snow. Here in the south they aren't and folks don't know how to drive in it. It really is just common sense. You just have to slow down and give extra stopping room or better yet if the roads aren't clear then just stay home unless it is a dire emergency and then if it is then call 911.
The majority of our accidents in NY were the first snowstorm of the season. Many people get would get used to the dry pavement and have to relearn each year. I have been here in Va only 3.5 years and last March was the first measureable snowfall. I was home during that storm and didn't have to worry about going anywhere. This weekend was a different story.
I had to be at my realtor bosses house for the weekend while her and her husband spent the weekend at her parents. It started snowing about 3:30 and didn't stop all night. At work Friday we left at 4 and the last vet load of supplies went out Friday just as we left instead of tomorrow. We took a group pic which I didn't want to be in but they insisted. It was a full load and such a great feeling to know that it was going to help so many homeless vets.
Now I am a veteran of snow so it was real unusual that I was snowbound in 10" of snow but without even a decent snow shovel at their house I wasn't going to chance going out and getting stuck in the driveway with my car when it wasn't an emergency that I get out. Not to mention it wouldn't have been too good for the back.
It is a different feeling for sure when you can get out and don't want to versus being stuck inside because there is too much snow. Here are some pics I took shortly before they got home about 4:30 of there driveway. There is the saying that there is no place like home for a reason. I am very happy to be home and so is my kitty. No food and a very full litterbox.
I experimented with picnik.com tonite and I have to say I like the matted look and the best part it is free. Long weekend and tomorrow begins a new week. A short one though. I can use the break. Have a blessed week. <SMILE>