Sunday, January 16, 2011
Neither rain nor hail, but actually snow and ice are a different story...
Tuesday was a bit worse, because it warmed up a bit, then went down to the teens overnight, and the snow was now...ice. Al went to Wal-Mart and came back to report that there were long lines, but basically, everything was closed and there wasn't much on the shelves. He said once you got off our street and onto the main road, it wasn't that bad. If we had known, we would have gotten a couple of bags of salt, because Wednesday he tried to get out and couldn't...the snow was a solid sheet of ice, several inches thick, and our driveway slopes down.
Thursday morning I heard the newscasters talking about how they had broken up the ice in their driveways with shovels and hoes, so I passed that along to Al, who went out there with garden tools, and he was able to get enough traction to go out again...to Wal-Mart, which was still standing. The bank opened at noon. We got mail! By Friday, everything was back to normal, although there was still a lot of snow on the ground.