Clodhoppers

Despite the warm weather we have been having, the temperatures finally dropped and we got our first snow. Here in my neck of the woods, we got about 3 inches of snow and about 2 inches of ice. That's pretty much par for us.

My work was closed on Monday due to the weather conditions. The main roads were being cleared but the neighborhoods and side roads were untouched. This made it hard for our employees to get to work and our carpet cleaning trucks to get to any customers homes. I stayed in and got caught up on cleaning and gift wrapping. I also made cookies and a snowmen.

Tuesday came and I was getting behind and needed to go into work. There was only so much I could do at home from my iPad. I threw on my britches, sweatshirt and clodhoppers and headed out the door. In case you don't know, Clodhoppers is a Southern word for large heavy shoes, britches are pants and that's just how I talk.

Here are my clodhoppers. They have had their day but are my favorite snow shoes.
This is also me standing on the ice that covers a couple inches of snow.


Before heading out, I got word that the parking lot was a sheet of ice so I may need to have Nick just bring me and drop me off at the bottom of the parking lot. That he did.

Here I am after the struggle of climbing the ice slick parking lot and still had quiet a few feet to go to get into the building.


Not sure why the owner never hires someone to scrape it for us but this is what I dread most about the snow. Climbing that hill into the office. This side is always shaded so the snow and ice will hang around for days.

I hope this is all the snow we get this year but I wont hold my breath. It's only December and we don't usually have our real Winter weather until February.

If you are fighting the snow and ice today, be sure to throw on those clodhoppers before you go out.

"My snowman Sue"






23 comments

  1. Wow! I think I would bite it everyday on the way to work if I had to walk up that hill!!! WOWSA!

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    1. I know! Its crazy. But when its like this, I cant drive into the parking lot. My parking space is right outside my office door.

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  2. Your snowman is ADORABLE Lisa!!! Hey, we wear clodhoppers most of the winter around here....I work at a ski resort and there's snow and ice in our parking lot for 6 months out of the year!!! Be safe - you may want to get some of those cleats that go over your shoes for climbing that icy hill.

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    1. Hopefully I will not have to climb it again. My SUV made it up this morning thanks goodness.

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  3. You need to get yourself some of those ice grippers that I have. They work great.
    Yaktrax - Walmart sells them.

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  4. Maybe I've heard people use these terms because I live in South Carolina lol! Cute shoes! Oh btw, I posted a decorate with me post in addition to my Christmas Tree post!

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    1. We are close enough to have coffee together.

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  5. Sue is missing some snowballs to be a snow"man"

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  6. Hello! !
    Today I decorated the Christmas tree. I really enjoyed it! Every year I get very excited, I decorate the Christmas tree and it begins to feel like Christmas. I think this year's Christmas tree is also very beautiful.
    Ryoma.

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  7. Those boots look like they will do the job.
    I worked at a job for years where the boss expected me to be there regardless.
    I always made it but sometimes it was tough.
    R

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    1. Luckily I can do a lot of work from home. I do not make enough to pay for my car if I crash it. But if we are open, I will make a way there.

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  8. Lisa, Yikes what a way to get into work. Reminds me of a friend saying he walks two miles to school in the snow up hill both ways. LOL Blessings to you, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Clodhoppers? You the fashion model look good in 'em all! I am trying to catch up over here in 'Not so little Belmont' anymore. I saw the picture and though you and Brother Nick were fixing to ski down the slope.
    Love from your home town,
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Nope, Nick was at the bottom of the hill laughing and taking this pictire! Haha

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  10. I like your boots! My mom used to say, Clodhoppers but I grew up in Pittsburgh! She must have got it somewhere! I made use of the days in too, cooking soups, wrapping gifts.
    Merry Christmas Lisa!
    Jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. What a darling snowman, and she has a rose. You know, roses are my favorite flower. These are cute boots too. Oh, how I wish it would snow around my area, but I live in California, and have to drive about an hour to see the snow. : )

    ~Sheri

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