Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Storm Leon in S.C.

OK, in other places Storm Leon hit a lot harder, bringing temps down into the negatives. In South Carolina, it brought snow and ice which was enough to shut down the city for 48 hrs. Tuesday, most places closed early. Paul was sent home at noon. On Wednesday, the entire city was shut down. Stores, shops, schools and other places were all closed. Thursday (today) everything is on a delayed schedule. Paul's work was a 3 hr delay and schools are on a 2 hr delay. It has been fun and a great opportunity to play in the snow without having to worry about other responsibilities. :) Here are some pictures of our day. :)

Wednesday morning around 7am, walking out to see the snow! :)

This is how much snow we got.... my thumb and the snow on the trampoline. ;)

Arwen... not a fan of snow. She ran out, went potty and ran back to her bed where she licked her paws. They were just too cold.

Baker didn't seem to care too much. He pranced a little more in it than normal but no big deal. 

Our house covered in snow.

Our neighborhood. The picket fence on the left side of the picture is our front yard.

Out our front window.

Ryanne doing school. She just looked so old in this picture and position.


Ryanne was assigned homework and insisted on doing it in front of the fire. haha!

The kids built their first snowman! A few years ago, the last time it snowed, Collin and Paul built one but this is the first time they did one together.


Collin, preparing a snowball for a snowball fight. It was an exciting brawl. I even got snow up my nose which was a very strange feeling.

Another shot of the front yard from our window.

The fire, where we hung out when we weren't playing in the snow. Paul kept it going all day and burned $10 worth of wood. LOL!


These are shots of the kids playing in the front yard. This one, Collin was hitting the limbs of the tree and making the powdery snow fall all around him.





 The snow began melting as the temperatures hit mid 30s on Wednesday. Wednesday night the temperature dropped back down into the teens so Thursday morning there were lots of beautiful icicles everywhere.






Aren't they pretty?

They are so long... well, for SC. Paul has a story of a HUGE icicle when he lived in Canada, but for SC, these are quite large. 

I thought this one was cool. The one forming diagonally..... there's a little twig and I guess one drop fell on it at a time, allowing it to form upward and diagonal instead of down. haha! I thought it was really cool. 



It's hard to tell but I was trying to show the 1-1 1/2" of ice under the snow on the roof. Quite crazy. I guess our roof is well insulated right now. ;)





OK, Paul thinks I'm nuts but I never realized this. In fake snow, they have glitter. I just always thought that was to make it more fun. But... what this South Carolina girl never knew was that real snow glitters too!!! :) So, I tried to catch the beautiful glittering that was happening in the sun. 


The carport drain is just at the top of this post. So, as snow melted and dripped down this drain, it froze. The entire post is frozen along with the base of the little tree growing beside it. So funny!

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