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Friday, January 23, 2009

Guess what?

It snowed here last week. In fact, we got six-inches of really nice, snowman-making snow. (That, however, is a real, honest-to-goodness, carved bear--something one of us couldn't live without.) This was the first measurable snow we got in our eight years we have been in the non-mountains of NC.

This was the dogs' first snow and they didn't quite know what to make of it... very cautious and curious... but they soon adapted with glee. We did too.

This was also the first day of our NC tenure that the temperature didn't get above freezing. Snow lasted two full days... just about enough for some Illinois winter transplants.  There were stern driving warnings all over TV. Schools, church services and events were cancelled for three days...  just to be on the safe side. Milk 'flew' off grocers' shelves. But we did enjoy ourselves. Rule of thumb re: driving... if you are from the north, you know how to handle the stuff. BUT, that guy in the other car... watch out... and you don't get help from turn signals. They don't use them here. Otherwise, NC is a fine place to be.

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