I'm still in shock over how hard this snowfall hit the Atlanta area. All metro counties, including ours are going to remain closed tomorrow. Roads are still impassable and the on/off ramps on I-285, the highway that circles Atlanta are closed. People are still stranded on roadways. We've watched neighbor after neighbor try to claw their way out of the neighborhood only to slide down a nominal hill and one neighbor with a 4 wheel drive got down to the main road and turned around. Even he couldn't make it.
I took a picture of the icicle hanging from the boy's window. You can see how dreary it was still outside at noon today. Yesterday we had freezing rain and sleet which caused a film of about a .25 inch layer of ice on top of the snow. My dad said it best when he equated it to walking on fried chicken. Kids got out the skim board today and just had a blast on that ice layer. Even the girl at 3 took a huge tumble, jumped up and said, "That was totally WICKED!" Tomorrow we're going to use our neighbor's hill - it's still pristine since he doesn't have children. Low is 17 tonight and high is only going to be 31 tomorrow, so I'm not holding out for much to melt.
At least my nook's full of books to read and we still have power. Stay warm and safe, y'all.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago