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Interesting ride home this afternoon

Spring weather-gotta love it!!  This morning the weather forecast called for sleet changing to rain for the day and rain ending in the morning.  Well folks, they got it wrong again! It started pouring down snow sometime around 2:00, I think (no windows in my office).  At 3:45 I thought I had better get home ( I get off at 4:00 each day) and by the time I closed down the computer, cleared off my desk, locked up the files and got my coat on it was 4:00.  My drive home usually takes 40-45 minutes depending on traffic.  This afternoon it took one hour and 35 minutes and here’s what my drive home looked like, no words or captions needed and a 10 mph -15 mph ride home:

What I found in the parking lot after leaving work.

What I found in the parking lot after leaving work.

Most of the vehicles had at least two inches on them.

Most of the vehicles had at least two inches on them.

Half block from my parking lot.

Half block from my parking lot.

Pouring down snow and can't keep the windshield clear.

Pouring down snow and can’t keep the windshield clear.

Traffic is at a stand still on Prices Fork Rd one block from the office.  Took me 18 minutes to get one block.

Traffic is at a stand still on Prices Fork Rd one block from the office. Took me 18 minutes to get one block.

Creeping to the second stop light and traffic is backed up. and I have to get gas before I can head home.

Creeping up a side steet to get to Delimart-I have to get gas before I can head home.

NOw, I'm back on Prices Fork heading for my exit to home.  I't's 4:30.

NOw, I’m back on Prices Fork heading for my exit to home. I’t’s 4:30.

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On 460 headed to Newport.

Newport and headed to Craig County!

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My driveway and the big red barn are in sight!!

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I sure am glad I made it without any mishaps and the snow is still pouring.  It sure is great to be home!!!!!!!!!!!

Belle is home!!!

We got the call from  the Johns Creek  area and the Huffman family yesterday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. to pick up Belle. She came in at the Nathan/George Canode place.  We just kept hoping we would see her coming down the path off the mountain but glad the Huffmans called us when she came in. Their girls were out playing in the field and Belle came to them.   They realized what bad shape she was in and knew we were looking for a dog.  They looked at the tag on her collar and took her straight to the house for Barbara to take care of and call us.  Hearing her message on the phone was the best thing I could have heard yesterday.

You won’t believe how bad Belle looks and you can count every rib in her body and her eyes are extremely week.  We warmed up some special food for her and put warm water in her bowl.  She was more concerned about curling up in that warm bed of extra heavy hay.  It’s been a week last night that she’s been out in the weather, no food and no shelter. I’m so glad she’s home!!   Dad sure is in a much better mood now that his girl is home!, too!  It’s going to take some time to get her back to the condition she was in when we lost her. She sure was glad to get in her warm bed and Eddie put her food bowl in her bed last night so she wouldn’t have to come out in the wind to eat. She wouldn’t be with us  this morning if she had spent another night in the cold that we had last night. It was 7* when we got up at 8:00 this morning, the ground is covered with snow again and the wind is howling.

I want to thank all of  you for helping us hunt for her and the prayers you sent to find her!!   Thank you everyone!!