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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snowstorm '06

Here's the view of our backyard. We have had a relatively mild winter--until now. There is a lot of snow on the ground here in NJ. When I woke up this morning, it did not look too bad. Hubby got out the snowblower and cleared the driveway. Today was my first scheduled assignment as a eucharistic minister at Mass--so we figured I ought to show up--snow or no snow. Catholic churches do not close due to snowstorms--at least none that I have ever belonged to. The day I was confirmed there was a foot of snow on the ground, but the confirmation went on as scheduled. Of course, that was a long, long time ago. :^)

We took the Jeep to church which is less than a mile away. Even with four-wheel drive, we slid here and there. Fortunately, there were very few other drivers on the road. There were also very few people who came to church. Coffee and doughnuts were cancelled. Hubby was disappointed.

While we were in church, another six inches of snow fell. We went home, slipping and sliding here and there. It is still snowing. It looks rather lovely, but it is not a good day to drive anywhere even if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. It's a good day to stay in and drink hot chocolate.


Adrienne Kama said...

I can relate! I live in Maryland and we really got hit yesterday afternoon and last night. I dug my car out this morning, so I can get a jump on the day tomorrw, then went in and made some coffee.

Enjoy the day and don't go too wild with the hot chocolate. )

Kimberly Kaye Terry said...

I grew up in Nebraska and pics like this bring back such fond memories...not! LOL! I love living in the south where pictures like these are few and never!!

Enjoy your chocolate Penny

Angela's Photos and Designs said...

We've has so little snow this year. Hope some blows over this way! Your pics are beautiful. I heard about the weather not on news, but on the Olympics coverage where they were talking about how Michelle Kwan's replacement is in NY and will have to wait for the storm to blow over before heading to Italy. LOL.

Leann said...

Beautiful scenery Penelope. Our snow has just about all melted off. Needless to say there is water EVERYWHERE. They have the Fur Rondevous coming up tho, so bad for the sled dogs.

K. said...

Beautiful. I miss living in a place where it snows.

Just Nancy said...

Hi, Penny! My daughter gets a bit jealous that her friends up north get snow days! I told her she missed more days for Katrina than she did for snow in several years combined! Thanks for the pictures. They made me feel cold and it's weird going without a coat in February.