It started Monday morning. Hubby left for the airport at 4:20 for a flight to New Orleans. He called me later that day to say his appointments for Tuesday and Wednesday were cancelled due to weather, and I told him to rent a car and come back.
Hubby left New Orleans at 5:00 am on Tuesday and then drove through sleet, freezing rain, snow, and a blizzard in Tuscaloosa. He finally made it home, well almost. His rental car could not get up the snow and ice-covered hill in front of our drive way.
|The hill hubby could not drive up|
Meanwhile, I got up Tuesday morning, took care of the dogs, dropped the dogs off at day care and went to work. My thoughts: oh it will snow a little, but it won't be bad. One of the girls left work at 10:15 to pick her kid up from day care which was closing at 11. The rest of us watched the snow come down and thought UAB would close soon. They finally made the announcement at 11 that they would be closing at 12, but it was too late. The road conditions rapidly deteriorated
|What the roads rapidly turned into: ice!|
|2 pm. Gridlock of people trying to leave Birmingham|
|Abandoned cars that could not make it up the hill in front of our neighborhood|
|More abandoned cars in front of our neighborhood and lots of ice|
|Someone slid into our neighbor's yard|
Our dogs were happy to be home and enjoyed the snow today :)
I'll be happy if I don't see snow for a very long time!
A big thanks goes out to my friends for letting us stay with them!