Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It was a winter wonderland!!!

...for all of about 12 hours.

I was trying to hold off on my posting until I could add pictures...but we all know how that goes (me and pictures and waiting...).

So, we got snow last weekend!!
It was beautiful. They said we got around a total of 8" here in, the smack dab middle of, SC.
Severyn was beside himself with excitement.
He and Matt built the largest snowman I've seen. I believe they were trying to out-do the neighborhood kids. Actually, there is not a stitch of snow left, but "fluffy" (what the boys named our snowman) is now just a smaller version of his larger self.
The snow started around 4:30pm on Friday. By the time I got home Friday night, the roads were already covered in a good inch of snow. By 8pm you could not even see the roads. By 8:30pm Severyn could not stand it any longer and he just had to get out and drive in the snow....yes, the exact opposite of what they tell you NOT to do...but whatever.
Sev swore up and down that we did not have anything, at all, nothing, whatsoever, to eat in the house (though, I had just gone grocery shopping on Thursday). So, we headed out to pick up pizza (obviously, I lost that battle, ha). The drive to get the pizza was not all that bad. On the ride back, we missed the turn into our neighborhood completely. We could not stop. We just slid right on by! By then, the roads were ice and snow.
We pretended like we totally meant to miss our neighborhood and just kept on going up the road. On our way to the closest spot where we could turn around, a church parking lot, we passed a car, in a turn, and watched as it slid right out of the turn and down into a ditch. Again, we could not stop. We made it to the church, turned around and started back towards our neighborhood and the car in the ditch.
Sev was able to turn into our neighborhood and we stopped, jumped out of the truck and ran/slid back down the icy road. The driver was fine, she was just stuck and her car had no hope of coming unstuck on its own. She was on her phone and looking pretty nervous when we approached her...I later realized that I too would have been a little spooked by two strangers, running down a dark, snow covered road, towards me. Sev and I tried to help push her car out of the ditch, that only managed to cover me in mud and snow. Then I remembered the tow straps we had in our garage. I flagged down a guy that was in a 4x4 SUV and asked him if he would be willing to pull the girl out if I got our tow straps. He kindly maneuvered his car around her car and positioned it to start pulling. I ran, on foot, to our house and dug through boxes, finally finding our tow straps (do not ask why we have tow straps...doesn't everyone??). I ran back and Sev tied the cars together, the guy was able to pull the girl out of the ditch and the day was saved ;) The girl was so thankful and kept asking me for my phone number...I guess it didn't occur to me that Sev and I had done anything out of the ordinary...later we found out that in the time it took us to turn around and come back to her, 5 cars had passed her and not one had stopped to see if she was okay. Severyn has now added another reason to his list of "why we need a 4x4" snows so often in Columbia ;)

Saturday was spent sledding down a hill behind Lowes in rubbermaid (you KNOW I love my rubbermaid!) boxes, because not one place sells a sled here in Columbia! We had a blast and tried to enjoy every last inch of snow before it was completely gone by Saturday evening.

We are looking forward to enjoying even more snow this weekend while skiing!! I love to ski and I can't wait to spend time with my family and friends on the slopes!


The Dales said...

I'm so glad y'all got snow too! One winter while Jonathan and I were dating he rode around in the snow and just pulled people out of ditches for fun. He loved it! Why do boys like to ride around in snow? I don't get it!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the comment today! I was actually surprised you didn't say something about the serious looking "professor" in the previous post. Haha.

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