Saturday, December 19, 2009

Forecast - Snow!

So, if you are planning a trip from NC to OH up I-77, and the weather man says expect bad weather on Saturday. . .right where you are planning to drive. . .it makes sense to travel on Friday. . .unless, of course, the storm did not hear the weather man and decides to start dumping early in the mountains, causing a major accident and hours of stand-still traffic which close the mountain tunnel you need to go through to get home!

Army Boy & Wifey-Poo (and Puggle-Face) are safe, and they got a hotel room in VA for the night. They had hoped to get back on the road today, but today is the actual STORM. . .seems yesterday was a prelude, and the delay was more about 2 tractor-trailers and several cars that decided to have a singles party, crashing wildly into each other, on the highway. . . (C'mon! Break it up! Can't you take that somewhere else?!?) There have been many prayers of thanks that DS an DDIL were not a few miles ahead, or they might have been a part of the party! Still, they are safely stuck in a cheap and boring motel, waiting it out for another day and night, and planning to get back on the road sometime on Sunday. . . If you are the praying type, please send one (or several) their way!

In other snowy news, the kind we like has been falling inside the house over the past couple of days. . .the sugar kind that looks so pretty on Gingerbread Houses! Here are a few pix of the snowy construction, and icing covered "big kids" who made it happen:

And here's a shot of the finished house...tada!
Well, truthfully, with gingerbread, there is no such thing as can always add more! And with no building codes to worry about, just cover up the 84◦ angles and the open join at the top of the roof with laffy taffy, and you are good to go! Eventually, that icing is going to dry like mortar, and even the leaning walls will hold up the roof! College Girl was pretty jazzed that she and Boyfriend could do this house last night, and they appeared to have much fun, even despite a crazy camera-wielding mom!

As for knitting, still gift stuff...if you are on Ravelry, you can see some of the projects on my page...otherwise, you will see them here after Christmas! Until then, knit in Good Health!


  1. I'm thanking the Big Guy up there for keeping your kid and kid-in-law safe, and praying along with you to get them the rest of the way safely.
    The houses look beautiful (and yummy:)!

  2. Hope all is safe with kiddo and wife..I bet they are bummed by the delay!

    Looks like everyone had fun with gingerbread! Yummy!