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I know, I know! How many posts about snow can one person write!  I will do my best to put up something different soon but for now I have more snow! It is a beautiful day today. I’ll let these pictures just speak for themselves!

We completely cleaned this car off around 11 yesterday! Now look at it!

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In some parts of the country snow is old hat.  Winter comes to some places around October and hangs on until well into April.  Well here is Arkansas that is just unheard of…it isnt even that unusual to be in the 60’s on Christmas.  So when I went to bed last night and they were calling for a 30% chance of sleet I certainly didn’t expect to wake up to this!

I dont think the chickens will be coming out anytime soon!

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A second major storm of the year granted us a snow day on Friday. Beginning late on Thursday night with a wintery mix of rain and sleet it switched over to snow in the early morning and we were awoken by an automated call from the superintendent informing us that school would be cancelled.  We slept late, stayed in our pj’s and lounged around the house all day and watched the snowfall.  I have never seen snow fall in Arkansas like it did yesterday.  It was so beautiful! BIG, heavy snowflakes and it lasted ALL day! When it was all said and done we got about 6-8 inches.  It is a little difficult to measure because it is very powdery snow and it was windy so there are some spots where there are drifts over a foot deep!!!  But overall I would say the total is around 6-8 inches. 

We had hoped to get to Searcy today but the roads are impassable so we stayed home.  We slept in again and then made chicken fried rice which was super yummy.  We rode around in the four-wheeler and played in the snow.  We checked out the conditions of the highway and the roads which were awful and will likely be even worse tomorrow as the temps drop WAY below freezing and into the teens.  We tried to make a snowman but the snow was too powdery.

We know we wont be able to get out for church tomorrow and it remains to be seen if we will even go back to school monday.  There is going to have to be a MAJOR warmup before most of these back country roads are passable!

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Ike in Arkansas

The news of Hurricane Ike was especially of interest to my husband and I because we vacationed in Galveston, Texas earlier this summer.  While there, we looked at pictures of the damage caused by the 1900 Hurricane that practically wiped out the island.  We were amazed and commented about how catastrophic it would be if a hurricane hit Galveston again.  Little did we know that less than 2 months later it would.

This is a picture I took of Galveston from our hotel room just two months ago.

 

This is a picture that was taken Saturday. I found it on a news sight. The hotel just past the traffic light is the one we were staying in!

We REALLY enjoyed our time at Galveston so we are pulling for them to rebuild!

Hurricane Ike also hit close to home late Saturday night.  At about 2 AM Ike, which was now a tropical storm, passed over Arkansas bringing with it heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour!  We didn’t get much sleep that night.  The noise from the wind was just incredible.  I cannot even begin to imagine what 110 mph wind must have been like.  Many areas around us were without power when it was all over but we fortunately only lost power for just a quick second.  Ike blew around everything that wasn’t tied down in our yard.  The trash was strewn about, the dog bed was blown into the horse pasture and there were limbs, leaves and pine needles everywhere.  Most spectacularly was the basketball goal that was knocked down narrowly missing my mother-in-laws truck and my dog Hagrid!

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Spring has Sprung!

The weather man is predicting snow for Monday! Well BOO on him! We have had THREE beautiful days in the 70’s! I have  Spring Fever SOOOOOOOO bad now!  All I have been thinking about is the garden and the pool!

Anyway, I found these beauties while walking in the hayfield the other day.

So my weather prediction is that Spring has Sprung!

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