Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our crazy weekend!

Most of the states in the US had some sort of storm/snow over the weekend. South Carolina was not excluded from this and received it's first snow storm in the past 10 years (our small town of Summerville ended up getting over 8 inches)!

Snow is a big deal for people here as they hardly ever see it. During the day on Friday people flocked to the stores to stock up on groceries and other items, much like they do right before a hurricane makes landfall. I got a good laugh out of it for 2 reasons; one, I'm from Utah and the thought of a few inches of snow didn't scare me at all, and 2, I'm LDS and have been taught to always be prepared for emergencies (i.e. food storage, etc.). It started snowing Friday evening. Scott and I actually got a babysitter and had planned to go see a movie. There wasn't much accumulation as we headed out (as seen here)

but once we got out of the movie around 9:30 there was a good 3+ inches on the ground. On our way home we saw numerous cars that had slid off the road and into the massive ditches that line the sides of most streets. It continued to snow all night and we eventually lost power a little before midnight. Morning came and it looked like this . . . .

we cooked breakfast on our butane camp stove, went out and played in the snow, drank hot chocolate, and come 2:00 p.m. still had no power. Since we don't have a fireplace to help with warmth, we headed down to our friend's house who, by some miracle, still had power. They were gracious enough to feed us lunch and let us hang out there.

Dinner time rolled around and we still had NO power. We were fed again and started to make plans for a possible "air matress" camp out in our friend's family room. At that point it finally dawned on me why I had seen people in such a panic . . . they weren't afraid of the storm itself, they were afraid of how long it would take the SUPER SLOW electrical company to fix all the problems that the storm caused. To our surprise, the power came back on just before 8:00 p.m. and we were able to spend the night in our own beds. :0) Here are a few pics of the Saturday snow fun.


Erin said...

Those pictures are so beautiful! I can't believe all of that snow. Your post reminded me of when we lived in Virginia and it would snow and feel like total lock down because nobody knew how to act. Kind of like when it rains here. ;) Glad you survived and have power again!

Love your 12 on 12 pics!

Angie said...

You have more snow than we do! Our snow is all melted and we only got rain with the storm this weekend. There is some crazy weather going on out by you. Looks like everyone had fun though.

Mindy said...

Ours just barely melted. I can't believe that! I'll bet you guys where the best snow drivers in the state of South Carolina! It looks like fun!