Old Man Winter is Back in Georgia
This winter has been unreal. The northeastern US has really been hit with insane amounts of snow. Up until about 2 weeks ago, I thought the southeast was going to escape the wrath of the multiple winter storms. Nope, no way. Mother Nature wasn’t going to let The South get off easy. We were hit with an ice storm on 2/16 and as a result, we went without power for 4 very long days. Temperatures sunk to single digits during the time we had no heat and no water. (This is something I learned the hard way. When you have well water, once the power goes out, so does all water!) Although we had a generator to keep the freezer going, a few lights, an occasional TV show and the microwave to heat up hot chocolate, we were still pretty cold. There’s just so much space heaters can do. But we survived and we were lucky to have no damage to our water pipes.
Then more snow came on 2/23 and once again on 2/25. Thankfully, we didn’t lose our power with the arrival of the last storm. This last batch of snow brought us about 3 inches. I used to live in upstate New York and up there 3 inches is nothing. But here in Georgia we don’t have snow plows and only a couple salt trucks for the entire county. Three inches of snow cripples all transportation. In fact, my boys have only been to school one day in the last two weeks and I’m sure they will have another snow day tomorrow. Temperatures are reaching into the 40s today and the sun is shining brightly. Lots of the snowy mess is melting but what remains will freeze again tonight. But before the sun melted it all away, my boys, my husband and myself got out and enjoyed this rarely seen winter wonderland. And to keep them warm, I thought it would be fun for each of them to wear a different hat. They modeled and I snapped pictures-Enjoy.