Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Blizzard of 2010

The Blizzard of 2010, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snoverkill and the names keep pouring in. To us, though, it doesn't matter what you name this storm, this winter season will forever be etched in our memories!

Just as the last bits of snow piled along the side of the road from December's storm were about to melt, we were hit with two major snow storms this last week. The federal government closed, schools closed, metro and bus systems offered limited service if any at all, and piles of snow just kept getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER.

As we venture out we see huge piles of snow along side the roads. The neighborhood roads are still packed with icey layers of snow. The main roads have been salted and cleared, with all the snow pushed to the sides. And, there are some HUGE piles of snow along the roadside. I hate to think what might happen if we had an unseasonably warm day--from frost to flood I fear. Not likely anytime soon, as they are calling for more snow on Monday. Yikes!!! Well, at least we have a taste of what to expect in Sofia. Except, I understand, in Sofia they don't close down schools, businesses and government for any snow and they don't even attempt to clear neighborhood roads EVER! We will see. . . .

Oldest Son is sure he will be telling stories of this snowstorm in years to come. Not very often you get a week off of school because of weather! Thank G-d!

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