Then last night, the ice storm that hit the Midwest so hard came through here. We didn't get it nearly as bad, but with three inches of snow already on the ground, even the 1/10 inch or so we got turned the snow and all other surfaces into a crusty, slick mess that made time for little else today other than shoveling and scraping driveways and walkways (and taking a trip to the doctor and the pharmacy for a croupy five-year-old). Heh, I wrote this post during a break from and after I finished scraping packed-tight snow and ice off the driveway.
On a last note, my husband drove my truck to the Metro yesterday and left at the top of the hill last night in case our street was too slick to get up this morning; when I hiked up to get it around 10 a.m., it was covered with a bumpy layer of the stuff (below). Amazing.