The December 9 snow in Western North Carolina. A view from our front door.
Here in Western North Carolina we are “enjoying” ten inches of snow. The Alabama zephyr came up from the Gulf of Mexico, swept over Texas, dropped a little snow in Austin and Houston and then dumped the most snow on us. It is absolutely beautiful but it doesn’t occur that often. What that means is that we Southerners really don’t know how to handle it.
My Favorite Yankee just shakes his head when the schools close. Then he goes into the description of his walking to school on the streets of New Jersey in the snow. I explain to him that buses have a hard time on the mountain roads here. He just maintains that we Southerners don’t know how to drive in snow. I have a four-wheel drive Audi which is great in this weather but he has to remind me that no kind of drive works on black ice.
I sat by the fire today and followed the local wrecks on Facebook. (That’s called being bored.) We then received an emergency notice from the county to stock up on enough supplies for three days because the snow was coming again with a low of thirteen degrees tonight. So I joined the masses at the grocery store which becomes the place to meet when the snow is coming. Ran into several friends!
Was I dreaming of a White Christmas? Maybe a little as long as the power stays on!