Please remind me to NEVER, EVER complain about our scorching hot summers…please! We’re just not used to these extreme cold temperatures here in the Deep South but that’s exactly what we’re getting. My brother commented earlier to me that our weather was “lightweight” and I guess it is to him…although he lives in Kentucky, he’s still used to more wintery type weather than we are.
View outside my kitchen window this morning…ice just starting to form on the windows
I’ve never seen ice on my windows like this!
My car is covered with snow
Early this morning you could see ice starting to drip off our firewood
Late this afternoon ice is really clinging to everything
My birdbath is completely frozen
Back deck mid-afternoon
I took this just after dark
This morning I started potato soup in my crock pot. I had to run to the grocery story for a few things and meant to pick up some crème cheese to add to the soup but completely forgot it! It still tasted good and since I’ve never made the soup before, not sure what difference the crème cheese would have made but I plan to add it next time. I crumbled up some bacon and added shredded cheese to mine and it was soooo good.
I know my pictures don’t look as bad as other areas of the country but since we just don’t see the level of ice and snow we are experiencing it’s a real novelty to us here. My son lives 100 miles north of me in Birmingham and his office is 10 miles from his home. He said it took him 4 hours to get to his subdivision (after picking up 2 kids at daycare and school) and then he had to park his car at the entrance to his subdivision and walk home! He said cars were parked all over the roads into his subdivision, which is very hilly, and everyone was walking. Fortunately someone was able to give him and the kids a ride to their house. My daughter-in-law left work at 11:00 this morning and she still had not made it home when I spoke to him at 5:00! He is in touch with her but the roads are slick and cars are at a standstill. I’m praying for her to arrive safely.
Strangely enough, we are supposed to back up in the 60s this weekend….crazy, huh? I sure hope so because we’re supposed to go to the lake to celebrate my brother-in-laws birthday, and my son and daughter-in-laws anniversary.