This isn’t much snow but it has wreaked havoc on the roads and highways. At a little after 9 a.m., I heard that in the Joplin area, there had been four roll over accidents within an hour and there are so many people who have slid off roads that police are not able to respond to all of them and are trying to get to the injury accidents or those blocking roadways.
I heard last night that there were going to be flurries and possibly enough moisture to cause black ice. Sure enough, apparently it didn’t start snowing til just before daylight and at that time, the temp was 32 but by 8:30, it was down to 27 so snow was melting on roadways and then freezing into black ice.
I hadn’t even looked out the window, slipped on my Crocs to take Rita out. We go out the garage walk through door (to keep from going out a door where Boots might escape). I opened the door and thought . . I may need sock and different shoes. Old Speck would have kept half his body on the driveway and done his business in about 7 seconds. Not Rita . . she wanted to walk all over the place. Every hole in those Crocs filled up with snow and I had cold, wet toes by the time we got inside. Crocs generally are find year round in Texas but are not such good winter shoes in MO.
I had to laugh – Rita and I made lots of circles in the snow and anyone seeing it would wonder if a drunk person had been walking through our yard.
It’s that perspective thing again – I’m never going to dislike snow but what I think is so pretty, was a mess for first responders and drivers out there this morning. For me, there’s no place I need to go except a few trips out with Rita so I was able to sit here, stitching, looking out the window and enjoying the view from my warm and comfy chair.