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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Thank you all for your support for yesterday's blog. You all were very supportive.

Well today is the 4th day the schools have been closed.

And this is why:

We had snow and THEN WE HAD FROZEN RAIN - and on top of the snow - there is about an inch of frozen rain - making it a sheet of ice. And then with cold temps and no heating - there is no way for it to melt.

This is a bus stop for the kids - there would be no way to safely have them stand there when the bus comes at 7am in the morning - pitch black.

What does unfreeze during the day - refreezes at night and in the early morning is a sheet of ice.

In most of the area - where I live - being in the foothills of the Kennesaw Mtns. - we have curves and hills everywhere.

We took a drive yesterday to physical therapy for me,

The top of this hill is my grandson's bus stop.
This is our driveway - we have a hill - almost couldn't get out!. We have nothing to shovel with (hubby's excuse as why we aren't shoveling - to heavy and icy anyway.)

Steps out of the front door!

So that is a little trip to the warm ole south! We just aren't prepared for snow and ice. I bet there won't be any school tomorrow either- teehee. Temps won't be high enough to melt anything until this weekend. Then Monday is Martin Luther King Day and the kids have off again.

Wonder when they will make all this up?

“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.” Elvis Presley (And lessons too.)

Well, we'll all try to stay warm!



Susan said...

Oh Sandie...That looks TRECHEROUS. I would not have ventured out at ALL...physical therapy or not. KEEP SAFE! Wow. The kids all must be sooooo happy to have a vacation week. Susan

varunner said...

It does look awfully icy. Are the kids getting stir crazy yet or are they still loving it?

Helen said...

Wow! Your photos tell a true story of what the situation is. I remember your part of Atlanta so well .. hiking up Kennesaw mountain as often as we could.

That corgi :) said...

brings back memories of living in Montana! ice is the worst! stay safe if you attempt to walk outside! I always walked like a penguin when we lived in Montana, I was so afraid of slipping on ice

it is good though for the kids to be home and not out in unsafe conditions, but it is tough trying to figure out when to make up the time lost

hoping for warm sunny weather soon for you guys!


The Boston Lady said...

Brrrrrr. And I thought we had it bad - no snow and ice - we are lucky! And who knew Elvis was such a philosopher? Such wise words. Ann

Sandra said...

these are all really good and tell your story perfectly in photos, they would work on wordless wed and they are making me COLD.

Cheri said...

Your neighborhood looks like mine. Got home last night and we had trouble getting in the driveway (we are also on a hill). Two lanes of I-85 had snow and ice so that leaves for any commuters only 4 lanes on each side to drive in the mad house of Atlanta traffic. Whoo hoo. Maybe there won't be too many drivers out yet.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just can't get over it, Sandie! I thought your ice had melted. We are chilly down here, too (freezing at night), but it's supposed to be in the 70's next week. Hopefully, y'all will get some of that sunshine, too.


Sheila :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie great photos that show why we are still at home and no school! Our roads are awful! Stay warm!

Doris Sturm said...

I also think you should just let it go... I also think that giving perfume to someone you don't know is a risky gift and I wouldn't have...but I can also understand why your daughter did figuring if she didn't like it, she could just quietly give it to someone else and not sick her father on utterly rude. And he's your friend, Sandy? I would tell him if I were you...but then, that might be misconstrued as meddling LOL

Doris Sturm said...

p.s. that is so cute about the family dog and disco's photo!

Thena said...

Yet on the news yesterday they said it still wouldn't make sense to spend money on snowplows. It's hard to imagine such a big city coming to a standstill.
Be safe.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am sure the kids are all in hog heaven! LOL! Please be very, very careful with your new knee. That ice is trecherous! Hugs ~ Tanna

Home In The Hollow said...

So send everyone in the house outside and tell them to BLOW all their hot air on the ice!!! Seriously though, you'd better not be walking on all that ice...not with your knee!!...:)JP

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brr brr brr! Glad everybody agreed with me when they commented on your yesterday's post. (Although I can't imagine anyone thinking any other way)

Debbie said...

No telling when they'll make it up. As for the days I have missed, I just lose them. I only work through the standardized test week.

My kids won't remember a thing they learned. I haven't been back since before Christmas!

Ginny said...

Wow!! Oh, how could you have possibly gone out in that, even for P.T.?? With your knee and all!! Did the car slide?? I would have been so scared!!! Stay in!!! My mom's favorite and most often used saying was SHEET OF ICE!!

Angela said...

You still have more snow than we do Sandie! I think you should invest in a snow shovel and a sled!

My kids missed school yesterday and today. Tomorrow was already scheduled for them to be off and so was Monday! So it's a very long weekend for my kids too! You guys got one extra day on us though! hehehe

The sun does look warmer at your house though.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Huh~never dawned on me that you'd be up a snowdrift without a shovel!
Guess, GA folks don't automatically have one at the ready in the garage???? Why would you? Well, the kids may still be going back to school in June. That's what happens here if there are too many snow days. We're expecting another wintry blast over the weekend. Jim is in Sturbridge, Mass., and he says they have a foot and a half, and single digit temps. At least they have all the tools to deal with it there. A big plus! Soon, life will be normal, and you'll all talk about the winter of '11!

Terry said...

Howdy Sandie
This is how I spent last winter at my parents ,this year my Uncle is getting aquainted with the strange weather called winter !
I do pray that you are safe,secure and warm until it is safe to travel out and about without any problems .
Take care my blogging friend and remember you are being thought of with prayers for good health,safety and warmth !!!!!!!!!
Big happy hugs with love coming your way from Texas .
Until next time
Happy Trails

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh man, Sandie - all I can think of is you trying to get around in this stuff. DO NOT SLIP!!

Be careful - stay warm - and hang in there...maybe I should rephrase that - STAND in there!!


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Simply Debbie said...

be ever so careful with that knee Sandie.
Snow is one thing but ICE can kill is bad you live on hills and curves but I bet it is beautiful in the spring.
We received 2" of snow but no ice but 5-6 degree it was up to 42 but much colder with the wind chill and tomorrow is suppose to be warmer....this is unusual weather for just means winter will stay longer this year.
Simply Debbie

Just Be Real said...

Brrrrrrrr Sandie. Love that you are sharing in photos. Blessings.


Love it...What a great reason for you to stay in and continue to rest your knee! I am catching up on yesterdays post too! We were quite busy yesterday cleaning at my Moms...she comes home today from the nursing home!

Traveling with Maria said...

I love missing school!but I missed a fun day at my school.

BECKY said...

That crazy Georgia weather! This will be the winter to remember, won't it? And's only just begun! :D