Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Let It Snow

Under normal conditions, it would be difficult to imagine a Great Day that began with dental work and a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, but it has been a great day around here. When you live in Augusta, Georgia, and the forecast reads “100% chance of snow,”  let me tell you, excitement runs high. 100% chance! Accumulation of 2-4 inches! The kids, naturally, are over the moon, but, really, most adults are just as stoked.

So after the DMV (not so bad, really) and dental work (more involved than I anticipated. Is there a trend here?), I and the rest of Augusta went to the grocery store. A Facebook meme captured it best: Milk, bread, and eggs? What is it about snow storms that make people crave French toast?

As for me, I was after a little comfort food. School had early dismissal today and no school at all on Wednesday. I pictured leisurely days, playing in the snow, lounging in our jammies, eating chili.

And so it has been – a slow, lazy day playing with friends, indulging in comfort food, listening to Tim play the piano, taking a nap, baking a few favorites in the kitchen  . . .  and waiting for the snow.

Now, we haven’t actually spotted a flake as yet. There is, however, something meteorologists call Wintery Mix falling as I type. It’s this Wintery Mix that always trips us up – damaging and no fun whatsoever. We’ve been glued to the weather forecast, and we’re now hearing that this sleet will turn to flakes at 7:00.


Just twenty-four minutes to go. 

For the sake of thousands of Augusta area kids (and many, many adults who are still kids at heart), this snow had best start falling.

2 comments:

Kris said...

Any snow?? We got 2-4 inches depending on where you live. The entire city is pretty much shut down. I know you grew up in the north, as did I, so it's still funny and horrible all at the same time to watch the south deal with what would be a "light dusting"! My kids are thrilled, however!

Kelly Dolin said...

Kris - I'd say we ended up with three inches. Very beautiful, very fluffy. We're having a ball. Yes, a dusting for Detroit except for the icy rain that came first. Thankfully the sleet was short-lived, so no downed power lines and falling limbs. It is funny how we gear up for this, but without salt trucks, I'm glad we've taken a cautious approach.

One year we cancelled school on a forecast that proved false. The roads were bone dry and temps were like 50. That was kind of funny.

I'm glad we tend to make decisions early. I remember as a kid getting up at the crack of dawn to watch for cancellations and being so bummed I didn't get to sleep in.