Well, we have officially made it through winter storm Leon. I had an easier time of it than Drew, getting home this past Tuesday. 2 hours vs. a whopping 9. I could not be more thankful to have gotten out of work when I did. The roads were just getting bad, and everyone in the city of Atlanta had just been given the go ahead to all get in their cars and leave at the same time. My primary concern was just getting my baby at daycare and heading home safely before it got worse.
Being so close to home was a blessing. Here are some shots I was able to get just as we got home. (And of course, the shots in the car were taken at a standstill….I was 10 and 2 the whole way!)
Having an entire afternoon waiting for Drew to get home safely, Ellen and I watched the chaos on the news. So many cars in wrecks, people running out of gas, abandoning their vehicles. Kids and teachers all over the city were stuck at schools overnight. Some slept in their cars. A woman even gave birth on 285 because they could not get to the hospital in time!!
After leaving at 1:00 that afternoon, Andrew finally walked in the door at 10:30….making it the full 30 miles from Atlanta, smashing into a curb, and walking the last 1 1/2 miles home. Luckily, he was okay and the car is a little banged up. Could have been a lot worse considering the circumstances.
Wednesday we were still snowed in and Ellen got to experience her first snow!
Temperatures did not even get above freezing, so all of the ice and snow stuck around until this morning.
Perfect coffee and fuzzy sock weather right here. Thankful we were all home, under one roof, safe and sound.