Wednesday, February 2, 2011

False Alarm

We heard it was coming, the big storm! Over a foot of snow plus wind and freezing rain. Last night the TV reported all the closings as the night went on more and more popping up on the screen, all before the storm even started. Katelyn's school called around 8ish they are closed today....she was a little miffed, it's her study hall day why can't it be her double Chemistry day!

When we went to bed it was windy and lightly snowing, I woke up around 3 and peaked outside and sawing nothing coming down. It was a big fat False Alarm, just kidding...oops it missed us! We received around 3 inches and are expecting a couple more.


I know I should be happy it wasn't the BIG one, but I was kind of excited to be trapped at home with the family. Eating soup gathering around the fireplace watching the snow from the window.


This is my view instead.....the teen is still asleep...and will be for many more hours...not sure what our day will bring.....but I know I won't be trapped at home with all the milk and bread I stocked up on!

Happy Wednesday!

29 comments:

Joyce said...

We got a little snow and a lot of ice which is so difficult to deal with. Hubs office is closed so I know its more than a little bit bad. I was supposed to have a dr. appt today and they called and said they're closed too. Course hubs will be on the phone all day and he likes to do this in the middle of the kitchen which upsets my normal routine in there. He said it is treacherous on the drive even though our plow guy threw some salt down yesterday in anticipation of this. We don't usually salt the drive.

Enjoy your snow day!

qandlequeen said...

Yeah, I usually dismiss the dire tones of weathermen but I took this one seriously, more afraid of losing power. We had a day of sleet, but we missed most of the snow, that went just north of us. Right now a gentle few flakes are drifting from the sky, but I'm going to take PTO and stay home. There's no reason to go in.

Ronda said...

We just got ice/rain. It was enough ice foe a 2 hour late arrival. THEN right before I was walking out the door to go to work, they called and said all schools are closed!! The roads must be pretty bad. Oh well, enjoy your day anyway!
XOXO

kks said...

we got the big dump! 12inches and blowing snow...huge drifts..:)
LOVE your header...esp. you and hubby..:)
enjoy your winter wonderland!
xoxo

deiala said...

So you got lucky! Enjoy the day anyways!

blueviolet said...

I agree with you that there's something kind of cool about being trapped by a snowstorm. Bummer that you're not! lol

Sonya said...

You guys are getting hammered over there! I hope winter starts making an exit very soon! be careful!

Ina in Alaska said...

A true winter tale. We were expecting 5 inches last night but thankfully that did not happen. I much prefer big snow to snow with ice tossed in for fun....

People drive crazy here no matter what and there are always folks in the ditch. It is not worth it!

Enjoy your snow day! xoxoxo

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

brrrr...I can't believe we're freezing as well in Texas, enjoy the indoors!

preppyplayer said...

nothing here, not enough to keep two constantly eating, watching TV, still in their pjs teens at home.
Oh wait! that's me! still in my pjs, eating too much watching way too much tv!!!

Kwana said...

Enjoy the day. I'm in. This icy rain here is a mess. BTW I'm loving your header!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Now more snow in London for now.
Loving your view!

Happy week to you.

lisaroyhandbags said...

That's great news! It's always kind of fun to NOT get the storm they're predicting! Here in Dublin it's been gale-force winds all day and whipping rain - I think I prefer the quiet, fluffy snow and doesn't exfoliate your face when you go outside! :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

oh! love your new header :)

Purple Flowers said...

I like when the fire is going, and the family is all there. Very cozy! I like your photos.

Penelope said...

The icicle view is stunning!

Cathee said...

It looks beautiful there. We are in the mid 'teens for high temps here. Kids have not had recess for 2 WHOLE DAYS. . .

Expats Again said...

Glad you had a false alarm. My husband just flew from Munich to Cleveland today and he just texted to tell me he arrived safely. He must have slipped in under the radar...lol.

Joyce said...

I'm glad it missed you this time. You have been getting hit alot. It was our turn. It was on the news all night last night and all day. In our county all the roads were closed till 3pm. My friend's husband tried to get to me in the morning and made it to our subdivison but couldn't go further. Once our road got blowed at 2p he was there in a heartbeat.
The sad news is a 40 yr old guy drowned in Lake Michigan, in Chicago. It was so hard to see, he got turned around and fell in. So.. sad.

Love ya! xo

lytha said...

it's interesting to me - they say all but two states will have snow - is that true?

we had snow last night but today the temp is just above 0 so it's starting to melt, but icy, so my husband could barely get the car out of the driveway and up the street because of ice. oh geez i hope he makes it to work and back today!

they say it will keep warming up for a while, that would be a nice break. you know how weather reports are more accurate in general in germany? i guess i can put the shovel away.

pve design said...

We have had many false alarms...but I always am amazed at how the school can handle these closings, delays and also for the children too. I myself need the routine. It is nice when one's expectations are met with real zealous and not false hopes.
Try to enjoy the day - soon it will be Spring time.
pve

Rocio Esmeralda said...

brrrrrrrrrr beautiful cold shots!!!
Stay warm ;)

Janean said...

we got the blizzard and white out....but it's melting today because the sun is out - cold but sunny. i can handle that. :)

Sarah Halstead said...

These are great. Love the icicle photo.

angie said...

It's beautiful out there. Thank goodness for windows from which to view the gorgeousness and heaters to keep you warm inside. :)

Deidra said...

Love those icicles and the sun streaming through. Looks like a winter wonderland!

Stay warm and cozy.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Extra milk and break???? SOunds like French Toast is in your future.

Hope the snow stays away. LOVE the February header :-)

Cheers, jj

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm loving the snow pictures...especially the icicles. I think a fireplace and some coffee or cocoa is in order. Enjoy!

Life with Kaishon said...

Sometimes I think the stores plan one or two 'fakeouts' a year just to get us all in there : )

I hope you are recovered from shoveling your roof!