Snow Day

Current Location: Fort Toulouse Campground, Wetumpka, Alabama

We awoke this morning to the gentle sound of rain and sleet on the roof. Malcolm verified that the sleet had arrived early (forecasts were for mid-morning) and decided to not even try to get to work. As it turns out, there was a fatal accident just a couple miles away from us around 8:00 AM, so it was probably a good decision anyway. Those that were at the office were instructed to head home and those that hadn’t left were instructed to stay home.

Southern Alabama is not known for its winter weather and, thus, isn’t very prepared for it. As things starting icing up today, the only thing that was available was truck loads of sand to try to add some friction to the frozen bridges and overpasses. We braved the weather this morning about 9:00 to fill another LP tank (this time $51 for a 30 lb. refill) and grab a couple items at the grocery store. The roads were pretty much just wet, so we didn’t have any issues. We spent the rest of the day in the trailer.

Malcolm worked remotely while Val puttered about the trailer sorting things from the house and generally taking it easy. We figured it wasn’t worth even trying to get out and do anything at the house. The temperature stayed just below freezing all day, so things were not going to improve anyway. We had dinner in and took it easy the rest of the evening. Here are some pictures from today.

Shortly after the snow started

Shortly after the snow started

Icicles on the front cap

Icicles on the front cap

Late Afternoon

Late Afternoon

Frozen Rain

Frozen Rain

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