Yep, you read that right. March 1, and we are having a blizzard here in the mountains of Western NC--well, in some places. Asheville has almost nothing, but southeast of there, we have whiteout conditions.
I would post pictures, but I'm at work (finally), and don't have access to do that. Even driving J-Man's 4WD in first gear behind a snowplow, I almost couldn't get enough traction to get out of my neighborhood to get to work. It rained all night and all day, so there's a layer of ice underneath the snow. The hospital was on generator power when I got here, but it's been restored within the last 30 minutes.
The hospital has contracted with a nearby hotel to provide us with rooms as needed--and will pay full price of the room if we share, 1/2 price if we decide to stay alone. Not a bad deal. It's supposed to stop before morning, but if it's still bad, and we have power at home, I'll sleep at the hotel a while. If there's no power at home, I'll get home to J-Man, however long it takes. He suffers so when the power goes off, because so does the heat (not to mention running water), and if I'm there, I can drag down the oil lamps for heat and light, and cook on the gas stove.
Tandi is not pleased. She doesn't like anything messing with her "bathroom", nor does she like cold, wet paws. Thank goodness she finally got housetrained! lol I still have to accompany her out there--as if I could make it warm and dry. Or maybe she figures if she has to be inconvenienced, so should I.