Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

In case you missed it, Kentucky got dumped on with week with snow and record breaking low temperatures. It snowed all day Monday, and we ended up getting about 12 inches of snow.

A special thank-you to Jessamine County EMS for transporting Dan to dialysis on Monday and Wednesday when his normal transportation bus couldn't get through all the snow.  Poor AJ was shoveling for all his worth to make a path for the stretcher on Monday afternoon, even after he shoveled a path on Monday morning. 

The kids have not had school all week, which has meant lots of time to play in the snow. 

AJ & his buddy Jamin decided their was enough snow on the deck steps to make a slide on it.

The next morning the girls had to try it out.

This is the most snow AJ has ever seen and I think he is quite ready to be done shoveling sidewalks.

AJ & Essie helped clean off our van.

Chloe helped Dad clean Grandpa & Grandma's driveway next door.

Mom & Dad's turn

Essie sitting on her ice throne

AJ working on his tunnel through the piled up snow.

Some neighborhood kids came and helped get the tunnel dug from one end to the other.
Unfortunately, the town came again on Wednesday and piled more snow on top, causing the tunnel to collapse.

The kids decided the slide needed to be amped up so added a jump

This is what the bread shelf at Wally World looked like on Tuesday.

Only in the South is there a run on tea bags during a blizzard.  Can't live without our sweet tea!

Wednesday morning we woke up to this lovely site (lovely, yet discouraging since we spend all Tuesday morning clearing off the sidewalks and driveways only to have them covered in 4-5 more inches of snow)
I did call Wilmore City Hall on Wednesday morning and asked them to clear a path to Dan & Melanie's driveway so EMS could have an easier time of getting Dan to dialysis (since no plows had been on our street since Monday night and then they only made 1 path around the cul-de-sac).  The front end loader arrived just before EMS and cleared the way.  (Wilmore doesn't actually own a real snowplow, just bucket loaders and pick-up trucks with plows on the front.  That's how UNPREPARED we are for major snowstorms.)  

Chloe insisted on trying the toboggan, which I told her would work but you know how kids are...

Temperatures became dangerously low on Thursday and Friday so the girls busted out some craft projects.

We're bracing for another 4-8 inches of snow/ice tonight into tomorrow.  Maybe the kids will get back to school in March!!!

1 comment:

Dee McCardle said...

Amy. You have done a super job on this blog. Very informative and entertaining. Love y'all.
Dee McCardle