Friday, March 1, 2013

In Like a Lion

March came in like a lion this morning, so I'm hoping it will go out like a lamb.

This morning did not get off to a good start. There was an overnight dusting of snow, which looks lovely, but the ice beneath is treacherous.

School was not cancelled, although we received a call that busses would be late because of road conditions. Drivers slipped and slid up and down our street. 

The young man across the street slid into a snow bank at the end of our cul de sac and ripped off a fog light from the bottom of his truck. The snow pile was left by the street department after our last snow storm.

Just up the road, my granddaughter slid into a brick mailbox, trying to avoid a parked car. The mailbox won. The rear of her SUV is in bad shape, although the rubber bumpers that got knocked off helped lessen the damage. Thankfully, no one was hurt, although during and after her franctic call many tears were shed.

As our neighbor and I assessed the damage to our teens' vehicles--she to her son's pickup and I to my granddaughter's SUV--a city truck came by and cleared the road.

Hurry, Spring!


  1. Glad your granddaughter was not hurt! One of the reasons our district gives for calling off due to snow is that they don't want our teen drivers out in the elements. The roads looked like a mess when I watched the news this morning. I was getting ready for school when the above-me branch of our phone tree called to spread the news of our snow day at 5:31 a.m.

  2. Hi Val,
    Good for your school district! The ice beneath the snow was what was so bad and deceiving. Now we'll have to deal with the insurance company. Oh, joy!

  3. I'm glad your granddaughter was fine. You guys got it a lot worse than on my side of the river...Drink hot cocoa (or some of your Glow Wine), stay in, and write...

  4. Spring can't be too far away, I'm thinking! Glad your gang is okay.
    Have a good weekend! :)

  5. Glad neither of the teens were hurt. May your snow and ice melt quickly :)

  6. What a way to start the weekend! At least no one got hurt. Cars can be fixed.

    Critter Alley

  7. Sound like a very frustrating day...glad nothing was worse than it was on your street. Here it has flurried all day but so light, no ground cover even. So very, very cold.....

  8. I am so done with winter, too. Glad everyone is okay.


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