Up at the usual 04:30AM, Noticed right away it was snowing and had about an inch accumulated, the temp was 20 degrees with a wind chill of 10deg. At 05:00AM got a call from Shana who asked if I could get out to Warrenton and pick Adam Up since his school was canceled and he is off until Tuesday now. I got dressed and headed out for the 25 mile drive in the snow, The minute I got up the street and put the brake on for the first time I immediately found out that under the snow was black ice. Luckily I had no one in front of me and stayed on a straight course. But now I knew that my speed and braking would be severely limited for this trip. Saw a couple of plow trucks out once I was on the interstate but they were just plowing and not salt shaking so the road stayed slippery. Got out to Warrenton and picked up Adam and then headed home, since eastbound is now the direction of people heading for work the traffic picked up and we passed four accidents, one serious with a large single truck upside down along the right side.From the amount of emergency vehicles it was obvious someone had been hurt or worse.When we finally got to the exit to Hwy61 where we get off the Interstate was at a standstill and stayed that way for several hours. I was lucky and got off and was home right away. Total driving time in this junk, two hours 30 minutes, in what is normally a 35 minute drive each way.I think the last snow I drove in was in the bus, and now I remember why I didn’t care for it. That’s why my truck stays in the garage normally when it’s bad weather.
Snowy morning at the Weeb Ranch.
All the Grandkid’s are here at the Ranch for a change, Although Nicole lives with us, Adam & Chris just get here on selected weekends when their Mom or Dad decides they want time off from parenting.
Lunch time at the Weeb Ranch.
The kid’s are enjoying their extra snow day off school and are playing xbox and also Rigg’s & Sadie are getting a workout playing with the kid’s and just plain happy to have the extra company.
Grandpa is enjoying the sounds of kids at play and just having them around, we will probably go out in the yard if the snow is enough to make a snowman.
My son Andy got called out to plow at 01:00AM he just made it back in the house at 01:00PM 12 hour shift, he said they will call tonight if they are needed tonight.
That’s about it for today here in Dardenne Prairie, hope everyone out there in blogland is having a great day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…