First snowfall

November 27, 2007 Categories: Homeschooling , Kid Stuff , This and That | 11 Comments  

It snowed six inches overnight. This meant very happy kids and one very stressed-out mama. We haven’t had a chance to get the studded tires put on my van, and since my regular tires are on their last tread, I was more than a little worried about getting to the hairdresser this morning. Well, we survived – though I did slide through one stop sign. Thank God, the UPS truck coming from the side had long enough to stop and didn’t hit us. And, thank God, I didn’t pee my pants when I realized there was no way my van was going to stop in time.

Natalie and I both got our hair cut, and we got home without further incident. Then my wonderful husband came home early from work and put my studded tires on for me. So now I won’t have to stay up all night worrying about getting to Natalie’s orthodontist appointment or the kids’ computer class tomorrow.

The rest of the day was spent in (very quickly) getting school done so the kids could head outside. It’s melting away rapidly, but that was to be expected. We usually get a little taste before the real winter hits.

Have you had any snow at your house yet?


  1. Ron

    I got our studded tires put on a couple weeks ago which was ahead of the date when they are allowed. But, since we had already had snow, they would ticket anyone with them. Winter is obviously here :D

  2. carrie

    Ron – every year we say we’ve learned our lesson and say we’re not going to wait until the last minute. But here we were again…

  3. Andrea

    I think Ron meant to say *would not* get ticketed. :D (it was late here, he was tired)
    Still a layer of snow on the ground here, but the roads are bare in front of the house.

  4. Lisa

    No snow. Just some really heavy frosts.

    Glad you didn’t pee your pants. I probably would have. LOL

  5. carrie

    Andrea – Yeah, I figured that’s what he meant. It’s the same way here – the date to take them off is almost always extended because our snow isn’t all necessarily gone by March 31st. Our roads are bare in most places, too, but there are still some icy patches. The kids were bummed when they woke up – they wanted more. :)

    Lisa – yeah, I was glad, too – I would’ve had to cancel my hair appt.!

  6. Lawanda

    We have had a few flurries here and there, but nothing sticky at all yet.

    I always stay home when it snows. I HATE driving in snow. I have had my fair share of going over hills and getting stuck, thankyouverymuch. :)

    Glad you got through with no mishaps though!

  7. carrie

    Lawanda – I’m fine in town with my studded tires, but without them I’m a nervous wreck!

  8. Staci at Writing and Living

    Does the fact that I’m not really sure what studded tires are tell you anything?

    It was in the 60s here today. That’s a little on the warm side for this time of year, but I don’t recall ever having snow this early.

  9. carrie

    Staci – I had to scratch my head a minute to see if I know where you’re from. I just picture the blue plaid couch. ;) Studded tires have little metal studs in the treads that help your tires grip in snow and ice. We put them on every year in November, and they stay on until March or so.

  10. Staci at Writing and Living

    I live in southern Missouri. We get usually get 2 to 3 measurable snow falls a season. The snow rarely stays for more than a day or two. Obviously studded tires would be overkill.

  11. carrie

    Staci – overkill, indeed! Our snow comes around Thanksgiving, and most winters stays until March or even Easter. Every year after Christmas, I think how wonderful it would be to move somewhere with a milder climate. I like snow for Christmas – I just wish Spring started at New Year.