Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere – but Old Man Winter is! It’s not very often that we get two snowstorms in March here in Virginia, but this has been one of those years. Yesterday was the last straw. It’s not that we even got so much snow, it’s that it rained for 24 hours before it got cold enough to snow, so we ended up with a sheet of ice under it.
So frustrating! Schools were closed and people couldn’t get to work. Now, I know I am a whimp when it comes to winter – and I admit it. But I can tell even my husband, Gator is starting to crack.
You see, Thursday night is date night. It’s a tradition that we started years ago and it is something that we really look forward to every week. When I told him I didn’t think we would be able to get out for our date, he took it as a personal challenge.
In under 30 minutes, he had the driveway cleared and had plowed 3/4 of a mile all the way down to the main road. Well, I look forward to date night just as much as he does, so I couldn’t have been happier to get out of the house and let someone else cook dinner. We hopped in the truck and off we went into town. Nothing was open. NOTHING. The entire town was deserted – the grocery stores were closed, pharmacies, restaurants, everything. Old Man Winter may have won the battle but he’s not winning the war!
This morning, everything looks different. The sun is shining, the snow is melting and the weather forecast is a lot more like spring.
Date night has been rescheduled and we are celebrating the end of winter. Adios, au revoir, arrivederci, good-bye Old Man, I’m not going to miss you a bit!