Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skywatch Friday = Heavy Snow and Long Commute

Skywatch Friday = Heavy Snow and Long Commute
This recent snow in the Washington D.C. area was worse than both big blizzards last winter. People spent hours and hours stuck in traffic. It took six hours for our son-in-law to go from Fall Churchs to Haymarket. It took our neighbor ten hours to go from the DEA headquarters in D.C. to his home in Haymarket. He made it home by 2:00 A.M.!
Jack and I really appreciate that we don't need to leave home to go to work or try to figure out how to get home from work since we are both retired. We just sit in our warm home and listen to the horror stories on the local news and read about them on Facebook. Another big problem was power outages. Over 300,000 homes in the D.C. area lost power and not all the home have power restored yet. It will take several days.
It is a pretty winter wonderland to enjoy as long as you don't have to venture out in the snow.
Thank you for stopping by for Skywatch Friday. Now go visit some more Skywatch Friday folks by just clicking on the Skywatch Friday picture over on the right.


Sylvia K said...

That sounds horrible!!! But your photos are terrific! It is beautiful if you don't have to drive in it! DC has certainly had more than its share this winter! Hope you have a great weekend!


KB said...

I love the pic with the furniture. Have a great weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Goodness! The world seems to have stopped still under the weight of that snow.

Wanda said...

Joann you were not kidding... You have SNOW!!! Oh my, you really have snow!!!

chubskulit said...


My Sky shots, have a great weekend!

GrandmaKathleen said...

Joann and Jack,
I do agree that snow is a picturesque winter wonderland however it is dreadful for those who have to travel. John and I have not retired yet, so we do have to get about but since it is our own business we can re- schedule appointments.
Your photos are terrific, We are have so much snow this year in RI. Our 4th with now a total of 30 inches. I certainly wish spring would come.
Enough is enough.
I want to say I enjoy your music selections, I have some of them on my playlist,too.

Lew said...

I hope your BIL is recovering from his surgery! Your place looks like ours! We had 8 inches (per weather reports), but the first 2 were sleet and the rest very wet. We have a few broken branches. Travel in the Frederick area was also affected. I-70 and other roads to Hagerstown were closed for a while and accidents closed I-70 towards Baltimore. Our neighborhood streets were passable at all times, though we did not need to go anywhere.