Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow

Well, northern Colorado finally had a snow storm. When it was all finished, we had about 12" in our yard. Many offices and school districts in the area closed early yesterday, and the schools were still closed today.

I left the Sheriff's Office about 11:15 yesterday morning to go home. It took me about two hours to make a 25 minute drive. The problem wasn't the storm so much as the traffic. It was bumper to bumper going about 5-10 miles an hour through town. That part took most of the two hours. When I finally got on the open road of Highway 287, I was able to go about 25 miles per hour. I felt like a speed demon.

The roads were mostly snow packed, but they were also car packed.

We desperately need the moisture so the open fields will be green at least through spring and maybe into summer. There is plenty of snow in the mountains to provide water for living and for watering the lawns, but the forests and fields don't get water unless we have snow and maybe some rain. So I thank God for the snow...and for the half day off work.

4 comments:

Momstheword said...

That was a great snow storm, wasn't it? Hard on newborn calves, though. Snow was so wet and melted right away. My kind of snow. Here quick and gone quick.

Jen said...

I'm glad you are safe. If I was a good daughter, I would've called to check on you. Sorry. I like the new title of your blog (contemplate is spelled wrong, I think)...what if I don't make it? Then what? "To Contemplate China Was a Wonderful Thing"..."Yay, My Daughter's Not Going"..."What Next?"...Love you.

Jen said...

Speaking of misspelled words...I meant, "What's Next"

I'm calling you tomorrow. I promise.

QOTW said...

The snow was melted off the roads by the next door--my kind of snow.

There was no need to check on us. Everyone was safe.

Jen, I think you will make it.