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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did you see it?

Madisen's teacher wanted all of his students to stay up until 10:00 pm last night to watch the lunar eclipse. On our way home from Youth Group (Activity Days), Madisen was freaking out because at 9:15 the eclipse began. When we got home, she called a few of her classmates to let them know it was "happening". She got the step stool and parked it out on our walkway for almost an hour. It was FREEZING last night. Anyway, she watched the whole thing and even got me involved in watching the event. On the way home from school this evening (yes, my class was canceled due to the freezing rain and LOTS of snow), I almost got stuck on Cook Rd. It took almost an hour to get home, the roads were a mess and everytime the cars in front of me would stop, as soon as we would get going again, I would slide a bit. As I approached the down/up phase of Cook Rd., I got real nervous. The down went okay, but going up, the van just stopped on the steepest part of the incline. There was a car behind me and a car coming down the other side. I was in the middle of the road, YIKES! I held up the rest of the cars for a few minutes, said a quick prayer, then put the car in gear again. As the wheels spun, I inched my way up the reaminder of the hill and was so releived when I finally hit the flat part and turned into our development. Home at last, home at last! I'm sure we are having another snow day tomorrow. I think I will turn off the ringer on the phone this time. Maybe I will get to sleep in :)

3 comments:

little miss shortcake said...

whew! glad you're home safe and sound!
it took darren TWO AND A HALF HOURS to get home - it reminded us of our L.A. commute... well, the length of time, not the snow!

CandyandLadybugs said...

Wow! I hate driving in snow. What do you all think of all of this snow? Are you getting more than your share? Or is this normal for your area?

Anne's Little Life said...

It took Kyle two hours to get home as well and he stayed late to try and avoid the traffic. These icy roads can be scary.