So we got our ice storm last night, and then this morning we got about 2" of snow on top of the ice. UK finally canceled classes around 6am, which is good because there's no way I would try to drive in this. Pete and I walked to Kroger after playing in the snowy fields at the elementary school.
It seems silly that we own these, but we TOTALLY used them last night when we we walking around outside (I should have used them on campus yesterday but i was silly and assumed the university would salt since they didn't cancel classes -- I was SO wrong)
YakTrax!!! They're like ice chains for your shoes -- Pete and I got them when I used to work at John's and they come in very handy (albeit rarely).
The other thing we were SO lucky to have today are 2 of these:
and here's why....
I told Pete he was jinxing us when we bought them, but I seem to have been wrong (unless you count all the ice and fallen trees, of course)
Unfortunately, after we had all our fun, it was time to come home and clean up the messes in our front and back yards.
Poor apple tree -- we just hope the right side doesn't also fall down or we'll lose electricity for sure -- the electric cable into our house is tangled in all that mess.
If you're reading this -- hopefully that means you are safe and warm somewhere!