Well, what can one say about 28-30 inches of snow? It's beautiful, breathtaking, and really makes me thin of Christmases of my youth. The excitement of the snow coming gently down changed mid-way through the storm when I realized we had to remove it from the driveway so that guests could depart if they wanted to. Of course the limited number of snow plows in this town were all being used by the big businesses, shopping centers and plazas and restaurants. Some of our guests had to leave so we partially shoveled a path and got them out. The other guests had a car which needed the drive totally clear because it wouldn't clear much depth of snow. The neighbors pitched in and we got the driveway shoveled and them on thier way a day later. Just a bit more shoveling and we'll be good as new tomorrow to welcome our guests for the Christmas holiday.
Charlottesville has survived the storm rather well for a Southern city not used to getting much snow at one time. Yes, the city came to a halt but it is now lively with Christmas and holiday excitement. It looks like a Currier and Ives picture!
We hope your Christmas is filled with good cheer and merriment.
Dan and Kathryn
PS - we no longer are singing "Let It Snow".