Thursday, February 03, 2011


We had a winter storm here this week. On Monday everybody was terrified that things would freeze over, and then on Tuesday the snow began. I think that I witnessed my first whiteout on Tuesday afternoon at around 3 p.m. The snow got so bad that the major interstate here was closed for a night!

I thought of Laura Ingalls Wilder in The Long Winter when I could no longer open my back door because of the snow.

Eventually, poor Paco just refused to go very far to potty because he was so cold from the snow reaching his torso:
This morning the poor doggie floundered around in the snow so badly that he just gave up. He laid down in the snow as if to say, "I just can't go on!" The temperature is -2 degrees here, and he is still shivering as he sits next to me on the sofa. Poor little pup!

How were things where you lived?


Anonymous said...

Udelhovens in Vandalia had 20 inches of snow and no electricity for 4 hours!!!! Yes, it felt just like Little House on the Prairie!

Kathy said...

Are you still working from home?
Diamond, our new dog, is fun to watch in the snow, because she leaps and bounds! This weekend, she can show Paco how to do it!

Anonymous said...

The Vandalia paper said that we had 20-30 inches of snow----we are wondering who was in charge of measuring!!! Anyway, we have plenty of snow! School let out at 12:30 Monday and we haven't been back. I don't look forward to making up the days, but have enjoyed being home. Poor Paco!!!
Love ya, Juanita

Nora B. Peevy said...

Things were also snowy here in Texas in the U.S. It was cold, we got about five inches of snow, and there were two inches of ice hiding beneath that from earlier in the week. It's been a weird week.


Anonymous said...

RORO said hope that you figured out by now that you need to make him a path and shovel down to the ground so he can feel the ground beneath his feet!

Erika Peterson said...

Shockingly, Seattle isn't too bad. Well, in comparison to the rest of the country. Hope you stay warm!