Winter has struck once again! It seems to have no regard that Spring arrives tomorrow...sigh. The fourth consecutive weekend with bad weather.
Petcretary drove to a retreat for women from her Church Federation, about 60 or so miles north of where she lives. On Friday March 17th, the weather as good...no problem! It was chilly, on account of wind, but above freezing. She woke up on Saturday...the temp was 14F, the wind was howling, and the snow was at least 4 inches deep. She drove 5 miles from her hotel room to the retreat venue, and that took her a good 20 minutes, because not only were the roads snow covered, she could hardly see where she was going, it was the dreaded whiteout conditions,,,that come with with lake effect snow. If it was away from the lake, it would be have been called a blizzard...
Petcretary left that place about 3pm. The roads in the town were improved and the highway traffic flow maps looked a lot better as well...so off she went. Arghhhhh! She had to drive at about 35 mph (On a 70MPH highway), and with her 4 way flashers on... because here and there it was impossible to see a thing...just barely the edge of the road...and still there were peeps who had to drive and go past her into that snow wall...either they were crazy, stupid or they have xray vision. Well, a lot of others were driving with their 4 ways on, so at least she knew *she* wasn't crazy! When she got to the second highway it was better but right away she saw an accident being cleared up...at least it was on the other side of the divided highway! So the next 18 miles or so were not too terrible, but just before she got off at her exit, the whiteouts started again...Yikes! Well, she just drove slowly...and the traffic was much lighter on that road.
The road she travels at night on her way home from work, was surprisingly good...it all depends where the wind wants to make a mess! She got home around 6pm...a drive that should only have taken just over an hour in good conditions! Phew! She prayed a thank you for the safety she had...
Us pups were overjoyed to see her! But of course!! Pawppy took good care of us, but...well he's not petcretary, BOL!
So we will be kind to our tired Petcretary and show you some selfies that we made before Friday's (art work) post.
And we will cut her some slack about visiting everyone...but eventually she'll be back!
Let hope that when Spring arrives officially, the weather will begin to cooperate! Did you hear that weather??!
Ya'll have a great week ahead!
|We are in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. The Kitties Blue at The Cat On my Head are the gracious hosts! We love them and they've been at it a LONG time! Thanks, Kitties Blue!|
I was scared through your whole post until you were safe home with your babies... so happy you made it through the Lake Effect. I have never seen one and hope not to. Hurry Spring... we do know about taking hours to drive short distances, we have done that. during the winter months, even 7 miles becomes and hour at times, not snow but SnowbirdsReplyDelete
Lovely Irish themed selfies. I do hope there was some stout served with your suppers, doggie stout that is ;)ReplyDelete
Lovely St. Patrick's Day selfies, guys!ReplyDelete
Yeah, Spring does seem to be taking its time about getting here. It's been raining on and off all morning here as well.
Mom remembers driving in that kind of stuff and doesn't miss it at all. We're glad Petcretary got home safely.ReplyDelete
We're glad Petcretary made it to and from her retreat, but we know how crazy lake effect snow can be. One minute it's clear blue skies and the next it's a blizzard. You two look so cute in your St. Patrick's day outfits.ReplyDelete
Lovely pics, and yep, driving in bad weather will turn a person's hair white!ReplyDelete
We are hoping spring arrives tomorrow for you. The pups are looking awesome in their St. Patrick's day outfits. We're always so impressed at your tolerance for hats! xoxox, Bibi & MeepReplyDelete
I am glad Petcretary got back safely You both look cute in your selfies.ReplyDelete
I am so glad Mom got home OK. Good heavens what a journey.ReplyDelete
You both were so festive for St. Patrick’s Day! We didn’t get any snow here…but it sure is cold!ReplyDelete
We are glad she made it homes after such a harrowing tripReplyDelete
Holy Moley! I got into a situation like that in the mountains. Won't forget it. I am so glad your Petcretary is hme...and you were done up to beat the band to celebrate St Pat's day!!!ReplyDelete
WoW! I have driven in those same kinds of white-knuckle-driving-conditions too, and it is really tense and so many other things. I'm glad it was a safe trip and glad that your Mom got home safely, and these fun photos were able to be shared. Have a good week!! ❤ReplyDelete
we are happy that your mama won the battle and came home to you in time... we love your paddy-photos... that screams for lots of green luck, right?ReplyDelete
Yikes! So glad your Petcretary arrived safely at home. What a nightmare getting through that storm. Please let her rest and renew on this firt day of spring. Hopefully the weather will start to mirror the new season soon.ReplyDelete
Epically epic post dudes, we aboslutely love all your outfits, mew look incredibly dapper! And we are so relieved that the petcretary got home safely, we hate those kind of storms!ReplyDelete
Java Bean: "Ayyy, I normally like to go for drives, but I think I would make an exception for that one. We are very glad you made it home safely!"ReplyDelete
poor petretary having to drive in that crappy weather!!! Ugh! Love your festive photos as always! xoxoReplyDelete
The tribe decided we'd take a vote to see who was the most dapper St. Paddy's Day canine. We couldn't decide, you are all handsome! Thank goodness Petcretary got home safe and sound, sounds like you're dealing with the same weather we are in our neck of the woods. Oh, and while you're having a word with your weather, could you speak to ours too?ReplyDelete
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Alberto, Oliver, Lily and The Human
Those roads sound super scary, for sure. Make sure your mum stays safe on 'em. I'll have a little word with Mother Nature for you. Been a while since I've told her off. MOUSES!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a horror trip ! Fortunately you arrived home safe and sound ! The St Patrick dogs are too cute !!ReplyDelete
Your mom is very brave Dalton and Benji, Granny wouldn't get in the car with that snow...🙈 Thank Cat she came home safe and sound and that you were there looking as cute as ever with your Irish looks, that sure must have her melt down😸Double Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💚ReplyDelete