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I'll be quite honest with you. I hate winter. I hate snow. I hate ice. I hate sleet. I guess hate is a strong word. I hate having to drive in the winter weather. It's nerve racking to me. December 5 and 6 a huge portion of the country was hit by Old Man Winter, weeks before the season officially starts.
Things started off in southern Illinois with sleet. After nearly 70 degree temperatures for several days earlier in the week, the mercury quickly plummeted and the sleet turned to freezing rain before finally becoming snow. Since I have to be at work at 2 a.m., I had seriously debated sleeping at the station. I've done it in the past and it's not as bad as you might think. Like I said, I hate driving in the ice, but I took my chances. I set the alarm for 12:45 to give myself extra time. It turns out the roads weren't terrible, so I used the extra time at work to prepare for the expanded coverage of the storm (we went on the air at 4:30, instead of 5).
Then I get into my subdivision and slid a bit. I got stuck literally three feet away from my driveway. After some cursing and shoveling and salting, I finally made it into my garage. After having some lunch and a quick nap, my daughter and I did some sledding. The bitter cold winds prevented us from staying out too long. She did some snowboarding, I took some pictures. It was a good day. The snow is a powdery one, which prevented snowman building or snowball fights.
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