Yep – this is what we are like here in sweet Atlanta, Georgia. ONE snowflake and we shut down all business. The weather people were projecting a ‘wintery mix’ starting yesterday evening into late night. Heck, moms work even sent everyone home around 2pm. Mom came home and it was cold – around 31-32 degrees.
After mom got home, it started to drizzle rain. You know the kind of rain that is cold and miserable that makes driving a little iffy with sliding. So last night we all went to bed kind of early. Personally I think mom/dad were looking forward to the great southern Snowmageddon 2017.
This morning mom jumped out of bed like a little kid, ran to the front room and opened the front door in anticipation. Lowers head in disgust and somewhat laughter over mom’s reaction. I’m sharing some pics I took. Don’t laugh ok. The entire town shut down here.
Oh friends – the south has scored again with The Great Snowmageddon 2016. It was scary. We had warnings early last week that it could possibly be bad – especially here in the north Georgia mountains. By early hours Friday morning, the winds were picking up and the rains had moved into the area. Schools, businesses and state government were either shut down or shutting down early. But never fear, mom’s work didn’t think along those lines and she had to go to work. Snorts – poor mom.
She went into work and nothing happened all day. The weather just maintained and quit raining. It looked so good when mom left work, her and dad decided to go out to eat for dinner. During dinner, that’s when the fat lady started singing and it started snowing. Patrons of the restaurant flocked to the windows to look at the pretty white stuff falling from the sky. I mean heck, living in the south we just don’t see that. And the philosophy of the south – we see one snowflake and the city shuts down. Mom even video taped part of the action for me to share… enjoy this video.
So it was late at night, the snow was coming down. It was raining in between. The winds were blowing something fierce. Us anipals were not amused at any of this. We all went to bed that night thinking the worse for Saturday morning – which I might add that morning Houdini had an appointment at the Spa – which he really needed – snorts.
The next morning, mom/dad are laying in bed listening to the wind when mom’s iPhone goes off. She received a text from Houdini’s groomer saying they were cancelling all appointment due to the inclement weather and he would be rescheduled next week. Receiving this call, mom looked at dad and shook her head. Neither one of them wanted to get out of the nice warm big bed to investigate how bad it would look outside in the elements. Mommy finally ventured to the back door and looked out on my magical kingdom and deck. Really? Well, we did have some white stuff out there – not in the yard or trees but the deck. Does this count?
Mom then felt brave enough to venture out the front of the house to look at traces of Snowmageddon 2016 in the South. Okay, if you look closely in this picture, you will see some white stuff. Look close – bottom of the picture towards the front porch. There you go. That’s snow… or what the meteorologists call snow.
Mom went outside in her slippers and bathrobe to check out this mysterious substance. And look what she found on the back of the Jeep – more snow. WOW – it really did come down in buckets here at the Hotel Thompson, you think?
But then it dawned on mom – the psychic meteorologists said there was ice too out there and to be watchful of driving. Some even said you may not want to leave the house in fear of the ice. So knowing mom’s profession, she put on her Inspector Gadget hat and borrowed dad’s magnifying glass. So let me set the picture my friends of my mom.
Bright and early Saturday morning, wind is blowing, mom is wearing her fuzzy slippers and her bathrobe that covers her from head to toe, Inspector Gadget hat and dad’s magnifying glass walking around the front yard like she is looking for fingerprints on the grass. That’s when she spots it – the infamous ICE. Here, I blew the picture up for your convenience so you can see it. ICE in the south. No wonder the city shut down! Snorts with piggy laughter.
That’s right. You read it correctly. ICEmageddon. Let’s just say yuck and eeww. You know what comes along with ice? No power. Nods piggy head. We have been without electricity since 8:30am. Translation. This little piggy is shaking like waves in the ocean. It’s freezing here inside of the Hotel Thompson. We can also hear tree limbs falling in my magical backyard and sirens outside.
Jack Frost is definitely nipping at my snout. Stop it Jack. And I don’t want to say its cold outside but Frosty the Snowman has already knocked on the door twice wanting to come in.
Oh Dear Lord. Someone come save me please. Shivers to mergatroid.
Help! This is our outlook this week from the local weather peeps. It’s not looking too good for us, really. Yesterday, it was beautiful. The temperature was in the 50’s and me and mom even went outside for a while. Today starts a quick downward swirl into Snowmageddon Part II. Shivers.
Help. I can’t go through this again. I’ve met snow. Snow was not nice. Snow was torturous for us here in Atlanta. Perhaps everyone learned their lesson last time and we are all more prepared this time. I really hope so.
We have to get over this 70% chance of snow/ice/sleet thingy quickly before Friday, Valentine’s Day. Remember we have hot dates scheduled for the most romantic day of the year.
So friends, please start doing the go-away-Snowmageddon-repeat storm. We don’t want you here.
So when you are snowed in during the great Snowmageddon, what do you do? The rock clan decided to go outside and attempt to make snowballs and snowmen – rolls piggy eyes. They can go for it. Snow is cold – snorts. I stayed inside and doctored mom with her back. Me and dad made a nice fire and we camped out on the sofa with mom’s heating pad.
So they all galloped outside with the camera and made a small snowman. You can see it barely on the top part of their picture. And all of the rocks decided to go out – Bashful, Manny, Princess Coralena, Virginia, Benedict and Rockelle.
Poor Virginia is in the upper left hand side. It looks like she almost got covered and snowed in – snorts. And do you see who is siding up all cozy together – Rockelle and Benedict. Could love be in the air… or is that snow?
I’m also glad to report that Snowmageddon in Atlanta seems to be clearing up a bit. It was tough going for a couple of days here. The snow hit us hard and I’ll be the first to admit it that we don’t do snow very well. First off, we just don’t get it that often if ever. But when we do, we shut down – literally. There were people that got stuck in traffic with the snow and ice on highways downtown. They were in their cars for hours before giving up and trying to get him by alternate ways. Then there were schools that had to keep children overnight because they couldn’t get them home in the snow and ice.
Yep, it’s been a tough couple of days here. But it looks like things are turning around. Mommy finally gets to go back to the worky place tomorrow. I hate that because I sure have enjoyed her being home with me. That’s for sure.
OMP (oh my pig!) Look at these tracks. They are Bigfoot tracks. No really they are. Look at the size of them. You can’t really tell from the picture but they are as big as daddy’s feet. That’s like HUGE, right?
Here’s the scoop. Daddy went outside yesterday morning to check out things with this snowmageddon here in the south. Snow was still everywhere. He saw something in the snow that looked weird so he called mom – AKA Hopalong right now with her back out – snorts.
She came outside to see what was going on. These tracks went across the front of the porch and then off to the side going towards the street. Really big foot prints. They looked really unique.
So mom got some close up pictures of the unique foot print. Is it a dog print? Is it a cat print? I think it looks like Bigfoot – you? Someone needs to call the BFRO (Bigfoot Research Research Organization). Get Matt Moneymaker on the line. He needs to come south to my neck of the woods for an investigation. Cryptologists need to start circling the house STAT.
You have any thoughts on this print? Have you ever seen anything like this before? Any trackers out there?
Help? There’s no way this little oinker is going outside with this huge creature on the loose. No way. What if he kidnapped me? What if he took me away from the Hotel Thompson. I can’t live without my computer – or my television – or my mom and dad – or well you know the comforts in life.