Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just a Little Snow...

Well, we have had the heaviest snow in Central Virginia since 1996. It started Friday afternoon around 3:00 and finished on Saturday around 5:00. We got 16 inches at our place. While it is beautiful to look at, it is a pain to shovel and treacherous to drive in. Now I realize that some of you are going to think, "Is that all the snow you got, what's the big deal?" The big deal is that we aren't accustomed to this and most folks don't have a clue how to drive in it.

The sad thing is we had to cancel our Sunday services on the Mount Airy Charge. Today was to be our last Sunday of Advent and this evening was to be our candlelight Christmas service. Even if the roads were cleared, it would be too much of a chance that someone might fall on ice. You really can't put people at risk.

So, Joanne and I have been camped out in the house, except for an excursion trying to get the driveway cleared yesterday. I'll try to finish today. I've made eggs, bacon, English muffins, and coffe for breakfast; yesterday and today. I also made a large crockpot of chili. Joanne has been working on getting gifts wrapped and finishing up Christmas cards. We haven't lost our electricity, cable television, or internet. So, we're quite content to wait for the city snowplows to come and clear our street. I don't think cabin fever will be something that we'll be experiencing in this house.

If I can get out tomorrow, maybe I can take some photos of the snow, before it gets all walked on and driven through. We hope all our church folks are staying warm and safe.

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