New mailbox

I think they said the high temperature today was -1F. Right now it is -11F (without the windchill). Yesterday it was 35F all morning so instead of getting snow it rained for about 4 or 5 hours…and then it started getting colder…so the roads were freezing everywhere. I happened to look out our window at one point and saw some people trying to dig their car out of the edge of our front yard. It was a teenage girl and she slid off the road and hit a big boulder in our yard. The rock won that battle and rendered her car undriveable. Unfortunately for her she was in a really bad spot on the street – down the hill on a curve so people were sliding straight at her (despite neighbors at the top of the hill waving at people to slow them down). When I first came out of the house I said “What did you do to my favorite rock!?!?!?”. She started apologizing so I told her I was kidding, and I said something like, “I don’t care about that rock but I never liked the mailbox, why couldn’t you have hit that?”. Well…I guess she took that to heart and she must have made some phone calls because it couldn’t have been 10 minutes before I got a knock at the door. This time another teenage girl lost control around the corner and plowed straight through our mailbox (you can see it in our yard) and actually moved the big boulder about 3 feet. As you can see from the tire tracks she somehow missed a big street lamp and she also missed the original car (which is the grey car parked by our driveway). Although she hit the boulder straight on she could still keep driving (her car isn’t even in the picture). By this time a cop showed up and officially declared our street very slippery 🙂 You can see he is walking through the snowy yards back to his car – walking on the street was a bit challenging without ice skates.

Despite the road conditions (and worsening weather – high winds and 3″ of snow yet to come) we still had Colleen’s dance show and the church Christmas pageant that night. Here is Colleen in an action shot – she’s front and center.

And afterwards with a friend.

3 Responses to “New mailbox”

  1. Brooks Thompson says:

    Colleen – you are definitely the prettiest dancer I’ve ever seen. Wish we lived closer to be able to see you perform. You’ll have to remember your routines and dance for us when we see you in January! Your outfit is pretty snazzy!!! Good job!!!

  2. Colleen says:

    Hi Grandma-

    Thank you. We bought a video of the dances – you can watch that too.

    I love you.


  3. Aunt Katherine says:

    I never had costumes that cool when I used to dance. Colleen, you are beautiful! Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. I hope we can watch your video at Grandma T’s. Love, Aunt Katherine

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