After spending three days trapped in the house, we were finally able to escape the Snowpocalypse last night. Only after I rigged up a makeshift "snow shovel" out of two pieces of wood and used it to clear the driveway. The neighborhood is still a mess with ice and slick spots all over the place, but once you get out on the main roadways, it's fine.
We celebrated our daring escape from confinement with Thai food. And, for those who are curious, Snowpocalypse 2011 was Huntsville's biggest snowfall since 1988, and third biggest ever. And the worst part is that, during the day, it gets just warm enough to melt a little bit of it ... which refreezes over night and turns all the roads into giant sheets of ice. So yeah. Snow is just not something we're built to deal with around here.
Man, shoveling that snow sucked. I can't imagine what I'd do if I had to shovel snow on a regular basis. Still, it beats cowering in a dark room while tornadoes threaten to rape you. It'll be that time of year in just a couple of months!