Sledding, Kentucky Style.
Yesterday evening this happened:
I don’t think these pictures accurately portray the size of our sledding hill. It is massive.
Almost like a mountainside.
So steep it was difficult to walk up it!
In this video we started at the bottom third of the hill because Ada was too tired to walk up any further. Tyler made the video.
In this video Tyler tried sledding. I didn’t realize that he had only been sledding once before. I don’t think he had any idea of what he was doing! Needless to say he was angry and marched off to the car afterward. He didn’t want to try again. At the end you can hear Henry screaming because he was worried about Tyler.
This last video was at the end of the night. Tyler, Henry, and I were in the car warming up and the girls were still sledding for a little while. When they were done they came back down to the car.
There was a tiny creek to cross just in front of the car. It was partially frozen, but in some places the ice was thin. The creek was so small that it was literally a hop or one foot step to get over it.
Ada instantly just plowed on through without a second thought. Rosie balked and paced back and forth trying to figure out the best place to take her one little step. She didn’t know we were making a video of her through the windshield. HAHAHA!
Our weather is still crazy. We got another few inches of snow this morning. The roads were clear, and yesterday I shoveled all of that snow from our sidewalks. Today? Covered again. Argh!
Tonight we have a wind chill warning. They say the wind chill will reach -28 and the actual temperatures will be below 0. Way too cold. Waaaaay too cold! On top of that we’re supposed to have winds up to 30 mph.
What the heck Kentucky?!? On this day last year it was 55 degrees. (According to TimeHop.) We rarely get temps this cold, let alone this much snow. It’s the first time in 15 years we’ve had so much snow! (And yes, several people commented on our lack of mega warm winter gear. That would be why! Don’t want to waste money on it yearly when you probably won’t need it.)
The girls are begging me to go sledding again, but it’s just too cold. It feels even colder up on that huge hill in the wind with your feet buried in deep snow.
This weekend they have predicted ice/sleet on Saturday, then heavy flooding rains (up to two inches) on Sunday. Some of the local weather forecasters are saying that the National Weather Service is wrong about this and that the snow already on the ground will keep temperatures lower, causing a massive ice storm.
Either way flooding rains or ice storm…I mean I guess I’ll take the flooding? But…dang it. Neither option looks very good.
Dear Spring, please come soon!