Snow... Again...

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The snow falls in the factory parking lot lights beside the house.

Okay, this time wasn’t nearly as bad as 2004.  However, it was enough to completely paralyze most of the state of Ohio for a couple days.  I was in Columbus with my brother and his family (including 2 young nieces and an 8-month pregnant-with-twins sister-in-law) attending the technology conference.  I had taken off all three days for the conference.  Little did I know that I’d only be going to one day.

 

The first day wasn’t too bad.  I drove down early, registered, and attended sessions.  I met up with friends from school and gained a lot of good ideas.  That’s when the snow started coming.

Down comes the snow

 

That night, a few feet of snow and ice fell, making most roads impassable.  It took me three hours to get downtown when it should have taken me about forty minutes.  When I finally did get to the conference, I text a friend asking when we were eating lunch.  He text me back “are you CRAZY?!?!  We went home last night”.  Snow was still coming.  Finally, in my second morning session, a representative from the conference came in and said that if we weren’t staying right downtown, we might want to seriously think about hading out.  I looked outside at the rapidly deteriorating conditions and went back to my brothers.

 

All counties I was to pass through from my brother’s house to home were under level 3 snow emergencies.  This meant that if I was to go off the road or need assistance, I would be fined.  I stayed another day.  When finally deciding to set off for home on Valentine’s day, I drove through 2 counties with level 3 emergencies and 2 counties with level 2 emergencies.  It took a little over five hours to make the normally 2 hour drive.

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The snow falls in the factory park…
The snow falls in the factory par…
Down comes the snow
Down comes the snow
You can barely see the barn!
You can barely see the barn!
Workers stuck in the deep snow.
Workers stuck in the deep snow.
Drifting
Drifting
The birdhouse is covered.
The birdhouse is covered.
Snow piles
Snow piles
Dan is cold.
Dan is cold.
Piles of snow.
Piles of snow.
Upper Sandusky
photo by: PhinsAndGills