We got word last Friday about a potential snowstorm heading our way. In true Atlanta style, the entire city started freaking out days in advance. French toast supplies (milk, eggs, and bread) were sold at record speed. By Saturday night, the local news stations were already interrupting prime time TV shows to report the threat of a potential storm. It was a mess before the first flake of snow even hit the ground.
However, unlike most potential snow storms in the past, this was the real deal. On Sunday evening, I started to see the Facebook status updates about snow falling all around the city. I had a blond moment and actually reported back to a friend, "It's snowing in Decatur already but not in Midtown?" I actually would have noticed that an inch of snow was already covering our back deck if I had just turned on the porch light - OOPS! Needless to say, I admitted my error and immediately became glued to the view of our neighbor's giant house and over-the-top backyard (with pool, jacuzzi, and fountain).
|Our neighbor's backyard of snow paradise|
After our five minute walk, we came back and I decided to let Winnie (my crazy terrier) have a run (or rather hop) around the snow and ice covered driveway. While she loved the attention we were giving her, all she wanted to do was run back inside the warm house. We then put our foster dog, Vodka the Wheaten Terrier, on a leash and let her explore a bit. Again, this was short lived because she just wanted to go back inside where the gr0und wasn't covered in ice. Conclusion - no more walks with the dogs until the ice melts (thank goodness for the area of grass below the deck in the back of our new house).
|Winnie in the show|
|Foster dog, Vodka (left) and our dog, Cali (right) on the snow-covered balcony|
Being a new homeowner, this snowstorm has taught me a few things:
- Invest in a shovel and some salt and sand for the driveway
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cereal can only be eaten for one meal a day before you get sick of it
- Purchase a key for the gas fireplace before you get snowed in
- Go sledding before the sow ices over
- Invest in a snow plow company since this city has none
Peachtree St. Ice Rink in Midtown from A.Nendel on Vimeo.