Back Early and Safe
What a day! I had planned to spend today priming and painting the second bedroom on Roanoke. I came in to Roanoke knowing rainy weather was on the way for Monday, and I was staying aware. The forecast changed to snow, 2 to 4 inches, and I still thought that would be okay. I was out to McD’s for breakfast and wi-fi and watched the big wet flakes coming down, not too bad. By noon it was starting to stick to the road and still saying 2 to 4 more inches, plus continuing into Tuesday, with a large band coming across TN. I decided to leave early and head straight south, figuring they usually keep Rt 220 cleared and I’d be out of the snow fairly soon. Unfortunately I had just started a load of laundry and had to wait for that, besides pack the car. It was really bad when I finally left, slipping down my narrow driveway between the concrete walls – no scraping, though. The main roads were not cleared, but I figured I’d be okay – it got worse, was not even plowed on rt 220, and someone got stuck and blocked traffic for a while, then I almost got stuck in the same spot as I tried to get momentum going up the hill. Wished I’d had the 4×4. It took nearly 2 hours to drive 60 miles out of the snow and icy rain, but after that, I had no problems. I am very glad to be back in warmer Seneca.