Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It started snowing yesterday morning, just as I was getting ready to leave for my scrapbook retreat in Sevierville, which is very close to Gatlinburg. I was pretty much ready to go when my husband called and said the roads were getting pretty bad, and if I was going to make it, I'd better get on the road. By the time I pulled out of the driveway, they had called schools off, and the roads were covered in snow. My husband didn't think I should go, but we had been planning this for months, my stuff was already in the car, and my meatloaf for Wed. Night dinner was already made. So off I went, with determination. Let me tell you, it was a traffic jam just trying to get out of town! Everyone was being sent home early from work, and all the parents were trying to get to the schools to pick up their kids because the buses weren't able to run on these curvy mountain roads. I crawled at 15 mph all the way through town, until I finally made it out of the traffic. Even then, I could only go about 25 mph! That's the way it went - all the way to Whispering Winds, But I made it, and that's what counts. It snowed all day and into the night. It was so beautiful - that is until the next morning when we discovered that the pipes in the main bath and toilet (my room) were frozen - no water to be had in that bath. None of the other faucets were affected, so, hopefully, no pipes will burst. It's supposed to warm up tomorrow, so we'll find out then. In the meantime, one more scrapper has arrived, but she forgot the lasagna she had made for supper. So we ate my meatloaf and Mac and cheese. Yummy!
Posted by Judy G. at 8:55 PM