Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snow in ENC

This year at school 
we hired a TON of new teachers.
I love love love them all 
and am so happy to have them on our team.

I'll admit though...we were all a little skeptical at first.
Mainly because so many of them were

Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri.
Yep, we got em all covered.
(Robbie just informed me that doesn't really classify them as "yankees" per say.
All of those states are apparently "mid-western"?
Whatevs. Geography was never my strong suit.)

Nevertheless, yankee or not,
they are fabulous! 
And we're so glad to have converted them to our good old Southern ways.

Although, I will admit,
it's been interesting learning about the way they do things "up there" too.

One of the things we've all had a big chuckle over 
is our different opinions about snow.

In Eastern North Carolina it hardly ever snows. 
I mean, it hardly ever gets below 32 degrees in the winter (thank God).
And when it does snow - er, flurry - everyone goes apeshit crazy!

Robbie and I stuck at a bar during a snowstorm...back in our college days - so excited!!

The slightest mention of snow makes the bread and milk fly off the grocery store shelf.
Possible school delays and closings are mentioned.
It's crazy.

Once stuff actually starts falling....forget about it.
And by "stuff" I mean anything with a thicker consistency than rain.

We don't know how to drive in it. 
We definitely don't know how to shovel it.
But snow cream - we got that covered.

And speaking of covered....
A "substantial" amount of snow 
constitutes anything that covers the grass.
None of this six inch business.
As long as we have a nice white covering we're good.
I think that's technically referred to as a "dusting".'s definitely been interesting hearing stories about northern winters
from the girls at school.
For example, one of the new Third Grade teachers used to have to 
SHOVEL a path to her car AFTER school just to leave!

I'm sure they've gotten their fair share of giggles
watching us talk about the numerous snowstorms we've lived through.
One of which happened last weekend.

Look at those flakes coming down.
And the bushes....whew.
We're lucky we didn't get snowed in.

Good thing Willow has a winter coat. Brrr.

Fortunately, the Groundhog did not see his shadow.
And it's still Eastern NC.
So winter should be just about ending.
I'm glad to say we've (almost) survived yet another ENC winter.

Bring on March.



  1. Oh man... I don't think I could handle it! We got 8 inches of snow on Sunday, and another 3/4 of an inch yesterday. But it seems like there aren't many people who can drive in the snow... the first time it snows in CO for the winter you see half of the cars that should be on the road in a ditch somewhere. Bad drivers exist everywhere, it seems.

  2. This post cracked me up! I teach in Michigan and we just had snow day number 12 today!
    I am having a giveaway. You should come check it out. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  3. Dude props to the northerners cause if it snowed like they say it does I would die. I like my once a year, shut the town down snows.