Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First Snow of 2010!!!

     Monday morning began like any other...cold and dark. I walked to the wood stove and opened the door. With sleep still in my eyes I began poking the hot embers with the cold metal poker, trying to make room for more wood so that the house would warm up. As I walked to the wood box to grab a few logs the phone rang. At 6:30 in the morning I have very few callers so I was surprised that the phone was ringing. I answered it rather quickly so that the whole house would not get woken up.
     "Hello?" I asked quietly and in disbelief at the early hour of the phone ringing.
     "There is no school this morning. Can you tell Serge?" said the little neighbor boy down the street.
     "Huh? Why?" I said as I watched my breath puff out of my mouth in the cold house.
     "The snow?!?" he said as if I was an idiot.
     "Snow?!? What snow? It snowed?!" I was hearing what the young boy was saying but not quite understanding the words.
     "Ummm....yea. Look outside. Tell Serge I'll call him later. Bye!" and he hung up the phone with an audible click. So....I looked outside....

<----Later that day

<----From my car window


     It is not unusual for snow to fall in Central Virginia....we see a few inches almost every year....but what was shocking is that just the week before the temp outside was in the 80's and 90's! The weatherman is predicting more snow this Thursday...an 80% chance of getting 2 inches or more! Seriously! I will post pictures when I get them!!