Post # 1
As we have all heard most of the south is getting hit with this massive Winter storm..I think it finally passed. My city declared a state of emergency last night (coastal NC so snow just does NOT happen here) and it SUCKS. I wanted to see snow, it is pretty and all but it really stinks being stuck in the house!
I understand most of you from the north view this as “silly”…but it’s really not. The weather is not THAT bad, it’s the people here and their lack of experience driving in the snow. Last time it snowed 2 inches here there were 10 cars wrecked on the side of the road…just on a two mile span. There was a 9 car pile up last night on a major bridge here. So even while my fiance’ (from ohio) is used to driving in it…he has to woryy about other people smashing into him.
For us in the South it really is a big deal…I don’t think it’s an emergency (we still have power, we have food, water etc.) I just think it’s inconvient. I think the only real emergency we have are people who are over confident trying to drive.
So anywaysssss…I am STUCK here (my car door literally won’t open….frozen shut)…I enjoyed the snow, now I’m just cold and wet lol. My fiance’ is essential personnel so he is one of the few people on the roads today…thank goodness his shift is almost over. But I am SOOOOOOOO bored.
What are you other “snowed-in” bees doing to stay busy??
Post # 3
Not snowed in, but it’s just cray down there!
I have a friend who grew up here in Michigan, so he knows how to drive in snow and has a four wheel drive car and he’s spent his day off helping stranded passengers, getting food for neighbors, etc. They live in Georgia where they got ice that frozen and then was snowed on — and since their entire highway system for the most part is elevated, it’s a skating rink.
Even up here we got probably 10 inches in the past week and people who should know better are driving like maniacs and endangering others.
Post # 4
@beeintraining: Wow that’s awesome to hear someone doing something so nice for people!
Post # 5
Lol sorry, I live in Alberta, Canada so I don’t feel your pain when it comes to being stuck inside. I wish I wasn’t freezing my butt off now at my office… I’d love to be at home curled up in a blanket right now. We have snow October – April (and sometimes in May). I wish I lived in your city!!!
I think it’s smart that some people realize that trying to drive in conditions you’re not used to is stupid. Stay put if you can. I guess I grew up with the snow so I don’t get what the big deal is… we drive on snow for half the year. You just need to go slower and brake earlier… those are the two big things to remember.
Post # 6
@Merinda1994: not snowed in, but the temps were too cold for public schools to be open so I’m at home. theyve been closed for a week now so it isn’t like I even have any lesson plans to do or anything, I did them the last 3 snow days.
It’s supposed to be 30 tomorrow and to be honest, I’m pretty excited to go back. I miss the kid and it’s 5pm here and I still haven’t showered or changed out of my pjs…
Post # 7
NC way overreacts to a little bit of snow.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I can drive perfectly well in a driving rain but give me snow or sleet or black ice and I am doomed to die in a fiery crash. I haven’t seen “snow” in Florida since I was a kid in 1989 in Jax, FL. I moved further South to stay away from it and so far I’ve been successful.
Post # 9
I’m not trying to take a dig at the south as I grew up in Michigan myself. I just cannot wrap my head around 2 inches causing such a mess.
I understand but it’s just so weird to hear.
Post # 10
What’s the point of the state of emergency? I get the advice for people to stay off the roads. Here, usually states of emergency are called because outside resources need to be brought in, or more power is needed for things to be legally done. From what I’ve seen the biggest issue is just bad roads and people not being able to deal with that.
Post # 11
Pick a show to marathon on Netflix, make some hot chocolate, and cuddle up under a blanket. I wish I got snow days!
Post # 12
@canarydiamond: for us down here in Nola the big thing is we all have summer tires and aren’t accustomed to it. I think most people way over reacted and I’m so looking forward to normal weather for the rest of the week lol
@Merinda1994: I’m peeved because I’m not getting any vacation days right now, but since the entire state is shut down it’s really hard to do my job :/
Post # 13
@AB Bride: the stae of emergency is just to keep people off of the roads, and we had snow plows brought in from other areas…we don’t have any here…we have a good 2-3 inches of ice and 6 inches of snow over that…if we had the resources and the knowledge to drive in it….none of this would be happening
Post # 14
@Merinda1994: I guess it would be really strange to get snow and ice when no one in your area is used to it. I find even in Eastern Ontario where we get tons of snow and freezing rain, even some locals seem to forget how to drive in it once winter hits. That is strange to me seeing as we get weather like that usually from November – March (sometimes earlier, sometimes later). And nothing shuts down or anything, aside from school busses sometimes being cancelled (school is still open though, you just have to get the kids there on your own). So hearing about people stuck inside and not going to work and stuff seems so strange.
I think if I were there, I would be most frustrated knowing that I could drive in it just fine, but I would have issues going anywhere for fear of everyone else. I guess your fiance feels that way!
Sit back and relax. Sleep in and have a movie marathon. I totally miss snow days.
Post # 15
We’re just a little bit north of you in Va Beach… we have 11 inches. Can’t get out of our parking lot. 🙁 I’m supposed to go to work tomorrow but my car won’t be able to drive (it sits too low) & the transit buses are not running either. Don’t know how I’m going to get there :-/
Post # 16
@eliseemma: wow I’m sure your work would understand the situation (hopefully)…my car doors won’t even open…frozen shut!