|You just can't hate snow when the little ones love it so much!|
I don't mind the snow. It's beautiful when it's falling, the kids LOVE it, and it can be downright fun.
|No hat for her, no gloves for him, luckily it was our side yard so they could run in and get them after the five minutes it took for them to get cold. ;)|
|On one of our oldest son's surprise visits, we immediately went out to play in the snow.|
There's a park in town that's perfect for snowboarding/sledding.
|The 3 youngest climbing back up the hill at the local park to take another sled run down the hill.|
What I do mind is driving on ice, and of course, every single year it ends up being a necessity, more than once. Having lived in south Florida for 18 years, where it never even gets cold, I think it's natural that it would take me some time to adjust to winter weather, and driving in it. But it's been 7 years now. I don't think I'm going to adjust to the latter.
Now to make matters worse, hubby's car is broken down.
I've mentioned it before that we differ on a lot of things, despite being gloriously, happily married. One of those is cars. When I was working (which was my whole life until recently), I had a new car...the warranty would go out and I would opt for an extended or trade-in for a new car. I like the security, I don't mind the payments.
Hubby is completely different. He thinks it's ridiculous to shell out the kind of money that it costs to get a new vehicle, and he won't do it. Well, I've been out of work for awhile now (5 1/2 yrs. to be exact). We opted to have one final child added to our family, and since we moved up north to a state where finding high paying work isn't so easy (I took a far less paying job and stayed until little man was born), we decided I'd stay home with him.
AWESOME decision. BUT, that meant hubby was solely in charge of finances (except for my bills, I write to pay my own bills, and I pay for our vacations)...and that meant no new car. Fortunately, I purchased a new vehicle right before we moved here and paid it off w/the sale of the house. It's had a couple of problems here and there but is still running like a champ. It's getting old though, just topped the 100k mark in miles (YIKES!). I'm not used to driving a car that's older and has no warranty. It makes me nervous if I think about it.
That means I have to get up early, drive him to work, and then come back to drive the kids to school.
This morning we had the ice...everywhere. And I don't know if it's a budget thing or what, but the roads were not salted. The highway was a disaster with the wind blowing the snow from the median across the highway, and cars would be going fast and then drop speed so suddenly it left you worrying (validly) that the guy behind you was going to slam into you! Scary stuff. And I hate it, every single time.