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.