Well what a Monday today was/is. We knew a storm was coming. It was supposed to start freezing rain Monday early morning around 2 am and then turn into heavy snow fall during the morning rush hour. Todd had to go into work early at 4:30am. I knew I had to leave early because of the weather. Sunday night we got a call from the school district, school was going to be 2 hours late. I had no idea how Ethan was going to make it to school. He and his girlfriend split or are taking some time off or whatever it is now, so I have been taking him to school. It is close to a 30 minute walk on a good day. I did not want him walking during a snow storm. I guess that worry was for nothing because at 6 am we received another call school; it was cancelled for the day. This will be the fifth day they will have to make up this year.
While I was getting ready, I could hear the ice pellets hitting my bedroom window. I debated and debated if I should call in. I tuned to the local station to see how the roads were. The Interstate I take was 100% ice covered. Todd called me and wanted to know if I got the call from the school and tell me to take the roads in town. He knew Iowa City roads were cleared but was not sure how Coralville was. I did as he said and there were not very many cars on the road. Thank goodness. I was only scared once, when I was slowing down on a bridge over water because the lights had turned red. I slid right on over the bridge and by the time I reached the end of the bridge, thank goodness the lights turned green. I made it to work fine. While I was there we received four inches of very heavy snow and our snow removal company, plowed all of our cars in where we had to get a shovel to dig our cars out. Not a great day. The drive home was wonderful. The sun was out and the winds did not pick up as they predicted.
On a fun side of snow. Saturday I had Taj for the day and once Todd was home and Taj's nap was over, he went out to play for the first time in deep snow. Todd and I put his snow pants on him and bundled him up minus the new hat we bought, he was determined to wear his ball cap. Papa found the snow inter-tube sled and used some rope to pull little Taj around the yard. I was rather surprised how deep the snow was, it was nearly to my knees (now think of 4 inches more how deep it may be.)
I think we are the luckiest Nana and Papa to have such a lovey little grandson.