Over the past few weeks we have school/work/everything in Charleston closed down twice for multiple days. Why did this happen? Well the first time was for a tiny bit of ice with a tiny bit of snow. The second time? Rain. Yes. Rain.

Then again, why am I even complaining? While it did put my students severely behind project wise... it made it so Jord and I were stuck at home together and encouraged by all authorities to stay put. ;)

The photos below are around our neighborhood from the first shutdown. I tried, very unsuccessful, to get Jord to go for a ride into downtown Charleston or to the beach. I was dying to see the town in a ghostlike state but he just wasn't having it or even the least bit interested. (He thinks he would like to move back to a snow infested area... I beg to differ and I find that deep down extremely hard to believe. You should have seen him scraping the ice off of the windshield later in the day.) Also, please note the awesome pamper's box (sled) on the bench.

White it was a ton of fun to watch our southerners "sled" in garbage lids, boogie boards, etc... I must say it was interesting to once again experience "snow" in the south. Growing up in North Carolina I remember it usually snowed once a year/every other year and it paralyzed everything. I used to get so frustrated that we had to stick to our neighborhoods and everything was closed. It's too funny that I felt that way because I will gladly take it now. To all of our snow covered friends -- I hope this gave you a good laugh.