The storm was predicted to start Monday night and last until Wednesday morning. So schools cancelled for Tuesday and I was told to go to work at 10 am. We woke up Tuesday morning to find out that the roads were dry and there was no ice to be found. So I made it into work just fine and Richard stayed at home even thought there was no issue. I kept a close eye on the weather throughout the day and it looked like the ice was supposed to start up again around 6. I got home Tuesday evening from work around 5 and picked Richard up so we could run to Walmart. As soon as we pulled away from our house, it started sleeting. A lot. We got to Walmart and I told my husband that we could just turn around a go home if we wanted to. He said it would be fine. We walked about a foot from our car towards Walmart and changed our minds. The parking lot was already getting slippery after 5 minutes of sleet. So back home we went.
We got home and decided to go work out using the equipment our apartment complex provides. It had not been more than a half hour of sleet and our stairs that lead to our second floor apartment already had a layer of ice on them. We continued on with our night and at this point I was supposed to report at work the next morning. I was hoping that they would delay work again because this time it was actually needed. I got notice at 11 pm that work was delayed until noon when my sweet friend texted me saying that there was an email sent out. That made me relax a little.
I woke up the next morning to let the puppy out and there was ice everywhere. All the cars were covered. Our stairs had about an inch of ice on them. The grass was crunchy when you walked on it. My poor puppy did not understand what was going on and practically slid down the steps. And then she stepped on the ice covered grass and freaked out and turned around and started to run back up the stairs. So I had to force back down the steps and show her the area under the stairs that was the only non-ice-covered spot for her to do her business.
But the ice covered trees sure do look pretty!