A history of snow…

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I’m a girl raised in South Georgia… I can remember twice in my life where I experienced real, thick, snowman makin’ snow in Savannah—both in the late 1980s, so it’s a little vague.  Other than that, snow was reserved for Christmas trips to Kentucky.

College took me to North Georgia (Athens), where ice was a winter norm, but not snow.  I remember being SO excited for a 2004 dusting that closed school for the day and took my roommates and I out to the parking lot for a snowball fight.  I’m pretty sure we had to swipe that snow off of the cars to get enough for a snowball…

100_0291b{I seriously debated posting this picture… I know some people would kill to look like they did in college.  I am not one of them.}

Volunteering at a political event is what originally brought me to Washington in 2005…where I went on to get a summer internship…which led me to Tyler…which brought me back permanently in 2006.  There was a great snowstorm in February 2006, when I was in town for that same political event again.  Still living in Georgia, this was so cool for me.

I was in awe of Rock Creek Park…IMG_0105Outside of Tyler’s place on 11th Street when he lived on the Hill…IMG_0130This feels like ages ago…

After a few years in DC, I was much more accustomed to the fluffy white stuff, but more winter weather experiences were to be had.  My Nebraska man had yet to introduce me to frozen lakes… Which brings me to 2008.

Christmas 038This is in the middle of a lake at his Grandparent’s house in Columbus, NE.  This is one of Tyler’s favorite pictures of us… I’d like to think it’s the memory of him leading a very uneasy wife onto the ice, but I’m pretty sure he has a man-crush on the beard.

Last winter, we received 55 inches across the season {Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse}, the most snow DC had seen in a hundred years.  I feel like all I did was post pictures from our old balcony… I was working in the school system at the time, so I had NO problem with the 2 weeks worth of snow days!

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02 07 10_1665Our old complex…Remember the Dr. Seuss trees?

And last night we got…Thundersnow! At the end of the day, we “only” got about 8 inches, but it totally screwed up rush hour!  I left work about 30 minutes after it started, but it was wet, heavy, and falling fast and my car was stranded for about an hour before some amazing strangers helped push my car out.  I still feel guilty that I couldn’t stop and thank them.  It took a mere 20 minutes to get home after that, though thousands of drivers were stuck in traffic for 12 hours overnight. {They’re calling this storm “Carmageddon.”}

I still LOVE it when it snows and obsessively occasionally check TWC for pictures of little flurries in the forecast… I admit though, it’s a little less exciting when you have to actually go out in it during the thick of everything and it interferes with work.  BUT, my Wednesday families are rockstars and I had nary a patient cancellation yesterday, so paycheck is still intact! Today I’m home, enjoying TV and coffee in my sweats and wanted to share the new view of snow in our new home…

DSC_0414Around 10:30 last night… I love how bright the night sky is when it snows.  Why is that?DSC_0420DSC_0429The morning view from our living room and from the upstairs bedroom…

DSC_0431Summer is hard to imagine…DSC_0433Skies are blue today!  Everything is quiet with only the sounds of dripping snow melt and scraping shovels…

DSC_0434Our little row of townhouses…

Happy Snow Day!  I hope you’re able to stay home and enjoy it!

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