A post from Kelli–
It is April. It is also snowing…yes, snowing in Iowa. I honestly think that we have gotten more snow in March and April than we ever did in December, January and February. And for some reason, it keeps on coming.
And snow has me torn. I love my house, but it’s seriously about 5 miles of gravel before I can get to a blacktop road. And then it’s a county road that blows really bad and is notoriously crappy. Similarly, I love my job as a nurse, but people don’t quit needing medication and care when it storms. Last night took me about 50 minutes to make it home from the hospital. Normally it’s maybe a 25 minute drive. The worst part was that it was slick under the snow, so I just toodled along, but I made it home which was the important part.
When I was driving home, I had to stop at the farm and pick Jason up. He told me that a semi had gone in the ditch by our house earlier in the day. Jason said that the driver was okay and he even remembered to take some pictures for me–Double win! I would say his training is going well!
As you can see, there was some damage to the truck, but Jason thought that it would likely be able to be fixed. This is at the very entrance to our driveway. What you can’t see is the lovely 90 degree corner that the semi needed to turn, but didn’t quite make. To the right of the picture, there is a giant hill that is also notoriously icy, so going up is actually better than going down. Jason told me that between him and our wonderful neighbor Wayne, they were able to get the semi pulled back out.
The good news is that the couple inches of snow that we did get is melting off pretty quickly, so that’ll be a bonus. I stopped over to check out National Weather Service as I was sure that the weather has to be getting better some time right?!?!
Here’s our forcast through Monday–
I thought maybe I was reading wrong, but snow is mentioned 4 times from today through Monday! UGH!
Since we can’t change it, I guess I’ll just have to make the best of it. But seriously–If someone out there is doing a little snow dance, please stop! Jason will be needing to get in the field sometime–Hopefully soon if mother nature ever decides to cooperate. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!