Snow Day

Tuesday, January 28th
The Chastain Farms
Winterboro, AL

Today is our first day without a working bathroom, due to the full septic tank. We take walks over to Jimmy’s house to use the bathroom, and enjoy the opportunity to see his lair.

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There was a little snow in the forecast. We all knew it. But we didn’t expect much – I didn’t expect it to stick, even if enough fell to accumulate. So when a dusting began in the mid morning, we quickly took a few photos to document the transient flurry before evidence was gone.

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But the snow continued throughout the morning.

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And then it intensified.

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And in Alabama, the Snow Day began.

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By the time school got out, the roads were icy.

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There were no salt trucks, and no one really knows how to drive on snow or ice here.

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Across the region, highways became parking lots.

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Children had to spend the night at school because the buses could not run, and their parents were unable to pick them up – because the roads were not passable, or, in some cases, because the parents were, themselves, trapped – at their workplaces, where many spent the night.

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Across the border, Atlanta, Georgia completely shut down in perfect gridlock. The South was frozen solid, making headlines around the world.

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It was beautiful.

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meanwhile, inside the greenhouse
meanwhile, inside the greenhouse …

 

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