Thursday, 3 February 2011

What a crazy weather day! It was supposed to be in the mid to upper 30's with a little bit of drizzle. It was 28 when I got to work. Four hours later it had made it to 30. About 1:15, it was snowing extremely hard. First Avenue, North, I-65 and US 280 were all starting to ice. Businesses decided to close at 3:00. It stopped snowing at 2:30 and by 2:45, every route from downtown was a parking lot. I decided to go a back street through UAB. At first I thought it was a mistake, but it was moving faster than any other route. I finally got on 280. Traffic was fairly light for most of the way home. It took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to travel 12 miles. An hour and 15 minutes was spent going the first 3 miles of my trip. About 3:30, the snow and sleet turned to rain. When I got home, my stoop was slushy. Tonight we are suppose to have freezing rain and sleet. It is supposed to warm up to the upper 40's over the weekend. I realize that this is not near as bad as what the folks up North are experiencing. The main problem was everyone getting off work at 3:00. It was like everyone was evacuating. When I left work, I could hear the tornado sirens. I haven't figured out what that was. Who knows. I felt like I was in the middle of an air raid.

Of all days, I wore a skirt. I wore my Austin Reed navy wool skirt, a Brooks Brothers light blue and navy on white tattersall blouse, a Brooks Brothers light blue merino wool cardigan, pearls and pearl earrings. Tomorrow, I'm going to wear Talbot's navy corduroy pants, Brooks Brothers light blue OCBD, J Crew kelly green cable knit crewneck, pearls, small gold heart pendant and RL gold tone earrings.

I hope everyone has a good Friday. Be careful in the bad weather.

2 comments:

The Preppy Princess said...

You know, I think it's all relative. It may not be 'as bad' as what we got in terms of amount of snow, etc., but it's still bad and definitely very odd IMHO.

Sending you a smile,
tp

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