Friday, January 24, 2014

Sneaux Day!

About once every 5 years or so, Louisiana gets a little bit of snow.  You Northerners are probably going to laugh at us but it is always a big deal when it happens.   We can't drive in icy conditions and all our bridges seem to freeze over really quickly (maybe it has something to do with all the marshland we have around here?)  Not sure, but anyway, it usually makes for a big ole icy mess.  And the snow never does stick around much.  BUT, it does usually get us out of work at least! 

Here's a couple of pics from earlier this morning.



So I'm hoping to make the most of my Snow Day and FINALLY take my Christmas stuff down and do a pretty major cleaning done around the house.   It's way past time for the Christmas stuff to come down!  As soon as I get done with this post (and procrastinating!); it's time to get to work!

I do have Physical Therapy this afternoon and hopefully the roads will be clear by then.  After P.T. I will either walk or get back on the elliptical for at least my mile or maybe more.  Not sure yet, but I will get at least that done. 

Happy Friday everyone!  Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  It's pretty low key for us around here and I'm thankful for that!


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  1. So, bridges don't have the warmth of the ground underneath them to keep them warm, they've just got all that cold air flowing around under them, which is why they freeze first. I am sharing this because I have grown up my whole likfe with "Bridge May Be Icy" signs floating around and JUST REALIZED why this year when I bit it on a bridge I was running on. Learn something new...
    Enjoy your snow day!

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  2. I'm so jealous! It's snowing/sleeting in the panhandle but not here! As a life-long Floridian, I do NOT drive in snow/ice and just a flurry is enough to shut the town down. But it is crazy cold (for Florida) so Eli and I are having an "inside" day. I'm hoping I get my behind in gear to get a run in this weekend, even if it is cold! Send some of those snow vibes this way!

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    1. Yea, it's crazy slippery out there. I'm nervous about Chris driving home. They've been shutting down the interstate and roads all day long!

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  3. Lol! I wish we got out of work for dusting and ice :P. I need a day of for taking down out Christmas stuff too. Thank goodness for vacation time or everything would be up year round.

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    1. I hear ya. We just don't know how to handle this stuff so it's been a big mess on the roads all day!

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  4. Snow! Living in Southern California, I don't see very much snow at all... So I feel bad for all of those people experiencing like -10 degree weather. If I could, I would send them all here! And yay for PT! I feel like I should look into getting PT sessions because my shoulders have been killing me lately. Too tense!

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    1. Yea, I wouldn't mind a nice blanket of snow to wake up too just a few times a year. But this stuff isn't fun. Too slippery ! : LOL

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  5. What a 'cute' little snow pile you got there. ;)

    I never made it to my group run this morning because of the van stuck in the snow behind my car!! It took 6 guys and about half an hour to get it moved into a parking spot. No way to drive out of my complex until the plows come through.

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    1. LOL Isn't it though? We are actually supposed to get slammed tomorrow and it's supposed to actually stick this time. Maybe another sneaux day?!?! Here's hoping!
      Yuck! Did you make it to Planet Fitness at least?

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  6. You're so lucky you get out of work! It takes blizzard whiteout conditions to get us out of work. We had 8 inches to shovel before work on Wednesday morning and still had to be in for our normal time - not even a delayed start!! And trust me, they don't plow or sand very well here...you think they'd have it down by now.

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    1. Yea, we just don't know how to drive down here. Louisiana drivers are the worst anyway, much less on ice and sleet. Bad times happen.

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  7. I lived in NC for 6 months and people were the worst there in the cold. Granted they had some pretty nasty ice storms but they would just pull off to the side of the road in heavy rain too.....

    Off topic but my plan is to come down in 2015 for RnR NoLA. We MUST meet up!!!!!

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    1. Yikes!

      YES YES DEFINITELY! Woo! Maybe I'll be up to running those distances by then!

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  8. Ahhh I LOVE that you got out of work for that. It takes 12+ inches to get us out of work! But I'm glad you got a snow day :) Hope you enjoyed it!

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  9. I am beyoned jealous that this is the extent of your bad weather today! Our county is currently considering a state of emergency due to bad weather conditions - high winds, causing huge snow drifts in roads; slippery conditions; you can't see much ahead...YUCK! This is the worst winter Michigan has had in years. Our county plows have been pulled from secondary roads so they can concentrate on keeping up with clearing the primary roads/highways.

    We never get out of work (of course I work in a health care facility, so the show must go on), but due to such crappy conditions, those of us who have a long commute have been allowed to leave early (using time off though). It's crazy to live so far north yet not be used to a winter like this...It's been a bear!

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