The weather forecast called for 8 to 10 inches of snow. Some schools were closed even before the first snowflake fell, as they were anticipating the major snowstorm hitting and thinking of the safety of the children and how the buses would get around. I went to work as usual and it started snowing around 9am but it wasn't sticking to the ground. By Noon it was coming down pretty hard and steady and my boss decided to leave for home. He told me and everyone to leave early if they think they should. You didn't have to tell me twice to leave. I did stick around til a little after 1:00 to finish up my work. It was starting to get messy as I was on my way home. Within about an hour of getting home it was like the sky opened up and poured buckets of snow on Portage. It was almost a white out. I made the right decision leaving when I did. It was a very pretty snow, I have to say. It was heavy and made the tree branches look so fresh and happy. I let Halle & Lilly out in the backyard and tried to shovel a path for them to do their job. They were romping and playing like little kids. When Mike came home from work, he snowplowed a maze in the backyard for them to walk further. They were so happy....I, myself, love snow. I live in the right place, I guess. I wanted to build a snowman but had no one to play with me, so I just watched it from the window. So, after all was said and done, we got about 10 inches. It might be our last big snow of the season. I can say that I will miss it when it all melts away.
My name is Rhonda, I have been married to Mike for 40 years. I have a full time job as an Office Manager at an Engineering/Surveying firm. I have a daughter, Stephanie and son Nathan. My daughter has a wonderful husband, Jeff and 3 Terrific boys, Noah, Carter, Grayson and a beautiful girl named Ivy LaRue. They recently moved away to Bandon, Oregon. My son has a beautiful wife, Elsa and a precious daughter, Abigail and handsome little son, Jackson "Jack". They live a few miles from me. I have a sister in Louisiana and a brother in Idaho. I suffered a great loss in Feb. 2011 when I lost my dad. I am blessed to still have my mom who lives 1 mile away. Family is very important to me. I enjoy babysitting for my grand-children and grand-dog's, Sophia & Lola. I am "Mimi", in case you couldn't tell. I love to sing and play the piano in my spare time. My dream is to spend a Christmas at Disneyworld with my whole family....I don't dream too big!