Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Weather Outside Is Frightful....

It's the evening of March 7th (or the early morning of March 8th, which ever way you decide to look at it) and outside we are getting our first really truly (oh, Stephen King would kick my ass for that one: "The road to hell is paved with adverbs.") getting our first measurable snow fall since I moved to Tennessee from Iowa 4 1/2 years ago.

We are forecasted to receive between 2 to 4" of snow by 10 a.m. tomorrow (this) morning. By northern standards, not a thing to be worried about... down here, all hell has broken loose, people are stampeding the grocery stores & stocking up on all the necessities under the assumption we are about to experience a post-atomic apocalypse winter.

All evening people in the call center were begging... "Please send us home!" Meanwhile, reports filtered in from loved ones about how treacherous the driving was in Nashville, Franklin and Columbia.

Okay, I realize that measurable snow is not a common thing down here in Tennessee, but come on people. It's not the end of the world. I learned a long time ago winter driving in weather such as this (and much, much worse) that "slow and steady" may not win the race but it will get you home safe and sound.

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