January 10, 2011
Last night at around 10 p.m. it started snowing at the rate of three inches per hour and while it eased up at night Athens awoke to 8.8 inches of snow, as measured at Ben Epps Airport. Needless to say, UGA was closed, as were all other schools in all of North Georgia which was trying to dig out of the snow with whatever snow removal equipment we have (not much).
I absolutely love the snow and didn't mind the day off work, and Tessa and I went for long walks. The first one was in the morning. Campus was totally deserted and I let her run on South Campus, as there was no danger of her getting hurt or lost in any way. The squirrels and birds had retreated to their nests, there were no cars, and no other pedestrians. We lost two tennis balls in the deep snow but she had fun trying to locate them.