After a few days of almost spring-like weather we were promised a little bit of snow in the middle of the day that would be all gone by the evening commute.
What do weather forecasters know? It did start snowing around lunchtime - I guess they got that part right - but it just didn't stop. By my usual leaving time it was 2 or 3 inches deep and I couldn't even make it across the parking lot to my car in the ridiculously unsuitable shoes I was wearing and the roads were terrible. At six-o'clock I chickened out and asked Gary to come and get me.
When he got back from lunch he managed to lock his keys in the car. He was driving the Montero which you lock inside before shutting the doors so you don't need the key. But Luckily now that Sam is working at the same company - (Did I mention that? He started about 2 weeks ago.) he and Gary drove over to my work and parked right outside the door so he could drive us over to my car. We scraped the ice and snow off it and Gary drove it home. It took over an hour and it was eight o'clock by the time we got home.
Things were pretty bad over the whole area. School buses were getting stuck and some children had to stay at school all night because the roads to their homes were shut.
Things are not much better this morning. It isn't snowing but it is very windy and the snow is drifting and blowing around - it's like being in a giant snow-globe. Edward went out to catch his bus, but came back a few minutes later as he heard via texting that all the schools in the area were delaying classes for a couple of hours. We would have heard if we were morning TV watchers! The roads are still bad, but I will go in in a while when hopefully they will be clearer and quieter.
Happy Valentine's Day by the way! Hope you are having a lovely day. I got some very nice 70% cocoa chocolate which really is a treat now I have stopped eating chocolate as though it was one of the major food groups.