The View From My Window

The world as seen from my window and through my eyes

Snow and other types of showers January 31, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntlelo @ 8:35 pm

The snow that was forecast for today seems to be rolling in, although it’s still in the form of flurries at the moment. I’ll have to say, I’m sure getting tired of winter and am sorry that the weatherman seems to be right, more often than not. Hope it holds off on any big stuff since I have to travel this evening. I’m not a big fan of driving in this. I have a pet peeve about driving on I-70 or any other major roadway when the weather’s bad because the semis all around me just make it worse. Even when the snow is just a flurry, it seems to reach near blizzard proportions when a big semi passes you at 70 m.p.h.!

Speaking of showers, I just had a lovely lunch with my female siblings. The purpose: planning 4 bridal showers in the coming months. We never do anything small in our family. We should have known years ago when all of our children seemed to be born in mass quantities (some of them were even kicking out sets of twins) that the time would come when all of the other events would be done in bulk, too. I have another sister in the same boat that I am this year: two weddings. Poor thing, both of hers are girls! So, lunch was filled with talk of wedding plans, bridal shower plans and invitations, dates and locations and so forth. It seems just yesterday that some of us around that table were young and planning our own weddings. My, how time flies when you’re busy living life and getting gray hair!

So, like to share your pet peeves about driving in the snow? I’m all eyes and ears!

Addendum: It’s 5:30 p.m. and no longer flurries. It’s wet, snowing hard and abominably cold outside. Not looking forward to the drive. 😦

 

2 Responses to “Snow and other types of showers”

  1. I sold my old car at the Carmax in Independence, MO, a few weeks ago, on the day of the big snow. I knew snow was in the forecast, but thought it would come at night. We had a late start and it started snowing as we approached Independence, and was snowing heavily when we got to Carmax. The whole transaction took about an hour, during which time the snow kept falling. There was about 2″ on the cars when we left. Coming back on I-70 was white-knuckle driving with the wipers on high speed. Traffic moved pretty steadily, and snow didn’t have much chance to accumulate on the interstate, but traffic flowed at 45-50 mph. That is, except for the big trucks that flew by at 70-80 mph, kicking up so much snow and muck that all the other poor little cars on the road were blinded. I’m so glad my husband was driving!

    I hope your drive was better than expected!

  2. SpideyMizzou Says:

    So far I haven’t had any problems in my invincible ’97 Nissan Sentra! I personally enjoy sliding into my apartment complex and fish tailing around the corner!


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