Yes, we did manage to get out today!
It was still icy in spots while we were getting out of our neighborhood. A nice half-inch layer of ice encrusted over powdery snow on the van and in the driveway. Despite a little sliding, I took the kids out to McDonald's for lunch and a run around the Playplace. They were happy to be out after being stuck in the house for the past three days. Luckily, they also behaved during our grocery run to WalMart. Michael was very helpful; he helped put items in the cart and held the door to the freezer cases. He's at the age where he can help out with simple tasks and I know it boosts his self-esteem when he feels like he's helping.
As of 7:03 PM, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will run on a 2-hour delay. I wonder if they won't just go ahead and cancel.
On a somewhat related tangent, I wonder what's up with all the weird weather. I have a friend in Queensland, Australia, who's directly affected by the floods. Please pray for her, her family, and everyone affected by the rising water. Thanks.
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