A sleet drift of almost 14 inches!
That's what awaits out our back door
after today's (Missouri) winter storm,
and I'm not certain if it's over yet!
This was dawn, beautiful for awhile,
but you know what they say-
Red Sky at Dawn
Sailor take Warn
It was one of those storms where the morning
drive was just fine, so
businesses were open.
But not for long.
I was fortunate enough to be able to work
from home, the first time I've done
that this year.
This is all sleet.
There were a few snowflakes
but mostly sleet all day long .
My husband was on 4 wheeler duty-
plowing the road since they don't
treat our road up here on the ridge.
It's gravel but the hill down to the county road is paved,
steep and always slick in snow or ice.
Every time he'd make a pass, it was covered up
again immediately. He said it was hard to
keep your eyes open with the wind
blowing the sleet so hard.
It was cascading over our gutters,
rolling down the roof just like a waterfall.
I have never seen anything like it.
In the end we got 4-5 inches
but not snow- all sleet. Other areas received
up to 9 inches of snow.
We fortunately missed
the freezing rain or it would have been much worse.
OOPs, freezing rain coming in now.
This is where I worked today.
I didn't even try to go in, I knew I might be stranded
on the way home once the weather started getting bad.
This is our attic that we redesigned to be a "real" attic
with walls, floors and stairs. We've got bookshelves
and some storage tubs up there- like the Christmas tree,
kids old toys, the model trains, old artwork, etc.
You can see the old computer equipment, before
we used nice little laptops!
The office closed 12:30 PM, physically,
but anyone that could work from home
had to keep working. As far as I am concerned,
it's a great trade off. I didn't have to drive
an hour (on a good day) in it and then another hour back.
If only an hour. From what I hear traffic was moving
about 20 mph, and I'm 40 miles away,
across about 25-30 miles of highway then
through hills and county roads with no shoulders
and ditches that are so steep that cars flip.
No guard rails either.
Our county road has not been touched
and I just found out the plow cable snapped
so no more plowing up here either.
I won't get off our ridge tomorrow,
the roads will be too icy out here, especially since
the Jeep broke down which means 4WD is out.
The weatherman said once we get past these next three weeks,
it will be all good, no more snow!
I'll be glad for that.
Stay safe- stay warm!
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