Winter Wonderland

This time, we actually did get some of the predicted snow.  We received about 4 inches of snow here in Sonoita, AZ.  It really looked quite beautiful this morning.

The accumulation of snow was enough that the kids school was canceled today.  I slept in a bit this morning, not wanting to make the trek across the mountain pass until it was at least daylight.  I started off to work about 7:45 this morning.  It was immediately clear that the roads were a solid sheet of ice.  I went about 2 miles before I decided to turn around and go back home.  I was slipping pretty good and that was on the flat straight parts.  I could only imagine what the curvy, hilly parts would be like.  Plus, it was 15 degrees out, so it wasn’t going to be melting soon.

I no sooner got back to the house and it begin to snow again.  They were predicting another 2 – 4 inches.  So, being in Tucson wouldn’t be a good idea if the snow really happened.  As of the evening, we had gotten maybe another inch of snow.

The day off gave me a chance to spend some more time with the family.  We played some boardgames including Go For Broke, a novel game where the object is to be the first to spend all of your money and end up broke.  I figured Suzanne would be good at that game, but she didn’t win.
I also got some time to work on the new website under development and help a couple of buddies with their sites.  Being a geek is hard work.  Good thing I enjoy it.

The kids school has already called this afternoon to tell us that tomorrow will be another late 10:00 am school start.  They fear ice in the morning for the buses.  I will probably wait for daylight again before heading off to work tomorrow.