Greetings from the North Pole!
Whoops! I mean, Fayetteville, Arkansas!
With 24 inches of snow on the ground after the local weathermen predicting a scant 2-4 or 4-6 or 3-6 inches (depending on which newscast you watched) to fall, it's kinda hard to think about anything else.
Naturally, schools have been canceled. Probably will remain closed the rest of the week.
Highways are shut down.
Airports are closed.
Cars and trucks are buried up to their doors, some even up to their roofs.
The National Guard have been called out to help rescue stranded motorists.
The roof of a local fire department has collasped.
Oh, and did I mention that David is flying in from sunny California this afternoon? His plane should be touching down in 16 minutes.
On a normal arrival day.
Not seeing that happen this evening.
The kids, Langley and I all hunkered down today and just watched it snow.
And snow some more.
It was un-freakin'-believable the amount we received, 22-24" around Fayetteville, and in Siloam Springs (heavy, heavy accent on the "loam" part of Siloam, followed with an upward tilt on "Springs", almost as if you're asking a question. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE the names and accenting and the lilting of voices here in the south.); anyway, in Siloam Springs(?), they received 26".
All this snow today? All this snow just today was the amount we got all of 2009-2010, and we had a lot of snow last year.
Maybe I should've looked into the homeschooling gig a bit more closely.
Because who knows when these skunks will ever set foot inside a school building again.
But never fear, I managed to pry myself out of my nice warm house, somehow pop on a hat and gloves and boots and a heavy sweater, and draaaag my trusty Nikon out with me into the fierce snowstorm, the fierce, history making snowstorm and snap a few pictures for you.
Really, were you all that surprised?
Impressed is what you should be!
A buddy of Joey's blazed a trail from his house to ours to play this morning.
Now, that's some XBOX dedication.
He's a wonderfully sweet, sweet kid and never fails to impress me with his manners, his gift of small talk and just his whole Good Old Boy image.
We just adore Coby.
He was a willing participant in the impromptu photo shoot, and had a lot of fun. Much laughter, many tackels, many callings of Langley to come back "right now!!" and lots and lots of fun were had today.
Without further ado, kick back and enjoy the pictures.
And imagine we're all on a tropical isle somewhere with warm sand between our toes, sunshine in our faces, sipping a fruity drink with little umbrellas sticking out, listening to the waves crashing on the beach.
Now back to reality.
Wanted to add that David and his crew were re-routed and just landed safely in Joplin, Missouri and is being driven right to our very door step in a 4WD.
We'll worry about his little pick up parked out at the regional airport another day.
We may not find it till April!