Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow In North Carolina

The snow in our state has been such a huge deal here. If it hadn’t been for other goings on yesterday, this would have been the only thing on our local news. All of our city and county government offices were closed yesterday as well as all the schools and local colleges. I’m sure northerners are laughing at how a couple inches of snow completely incapacitated our state, lol.

The girls got both yesterday and today off of school because of the weather. Even the Mister didn’t have to go to work until noon today. The girls got off really lucky because they didn’t have school Monday because of the holiday, Tuesday and Wednesday because of the weather, and Thursday and Friday because of teacher work days. So they ended up having the entire week off of school.

Here’s a picture from this morning:

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I also took a very short video yesterday of the dogs playing in the snow. I tried uploading it here but after 3 hours of waiting, I gave up. It’s online:



In other non-snow news…My dad had surgery yesterday for his PAD. They had to take some artificial arteries and use them to bypass the blockages in my dad’s right leg. He hasn’t had a pulse in his foot for some time and it’s also been cold because of the lack of blood flow. Today, his foot is warm and it has a pulse. It’s amazing and we’re thrilled for him. I just got off of the phone with him from ICU and he’s in great spirits. He said that it’s weird to have his right leg and foot warm when the left is still cold. They’ll be performing surgery on his left leg after he’s had time to recover from his right leg. Anyway, I just wanted to share my good news and ask that you keep my dad in your thoughts that he continues to have a smooth recovery. Thanks! :)

6 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is doing well. I'll definitely keep him in my thoughts. The kids got a whole week off? Wow! Mine had to go to school yesterday. Not much chance for a snow day for us, lol.

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  2. Hey, thats just like our California snow, we get a good snow once every five years or so but, the schools closed, people freak out, and people are sliding all over the roads. I see snow and I stay home.
    I am glad your dad is doing well, I bet he will be up and about before you know it.

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  3. We get excited about snowfall here too. We got a bit on Monday and Tuesday and it was so pretty coming down. Big fluffly flakes too!

    I hope your dad recovers well. I'm glad to hear all went well with the surgery.

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  4. Glad your dad is in good spirits and things are going well for him. It doesn't look like you have all that much snow, is the street even covered? I see your dogs like it!

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  5. That sure is some snow. The dogs looked like they were enjoying it.

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  6. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes for my dad. He is still recovering well and is out of the hospital and at home.

    The dogs really loved the snow. We knew that about Bailey since she had her puppy years in Vermont but this was Hannah's first time in the snow. Even though we only ended up with a few inches, it was still headline news in a place where they only get measurable snow once or twice a decade.

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