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Beau's Journey » Blog Archive » January 20, 2009: First day of construction!!!!! First snowfall. New day in America!
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

January 20, 2009: First day of construction!!!!! First snowfall. New day in America!

  It has been a long day!  They started on the foundation work early this morning.  There was snow on the ground when they started – it was white in Paducah.  We had enough to dust the ground.  Massac County had a little less.  Still, our first snowfall!

  After we finished at the farm we headed to Mayfield with a U-Haul truck.  Trying to go through everything and downsize even more.  Less is more.  🙂  I don’t want to mess with it this summer – so we are getting it finished now.

  Cold night.  We should dip down to 15-18 degrees.   Brrr!

  There could be a winter storm next week.  Everyone needs to stay tuned for this one.  Could be rough.

  My email forecast that I sent out this morning:


January 21, 2009

Wintry precipitation – low confidence

Time Period:
Monday night into Tuesday

After the quiet weather of the last few days we are about to enter a more active weather pattern.  At this time it appears that precipitation will develop on Monday into Monday night/Tuesday morning.  As always, temperatures are going to be marginal across our counties to produce frozen precipitation.  A wintry mix is possible on Monday and Tuesday and then again later in the week (although the second storm system could be rain).

I have low confidence in precipitation type for Monday into Tuesday.  The rain/ice/snow line should drape across our region.  However, with that said, some type of wintry event appears to be developing for our region.

I am certain that the forecast models will change a dozen times over the next few days.  I will have a better idea of what to expect as we enter the weekend and will update the forecast accordingly.

Beau Dodson
Paducah/McCracken County Emergency Management
Meteorological Specialist


  Some photos from today’s work!


This is what I woke up to this morning – a dusting of snow!  Our first snowfall of the season. 
We had some sleet in December but no snow.


AND SO IT BEGINS!!!!!!  THey have marked off the foundation.  Starting to dig.  10 AM.




Up on the hill.  🙂


The first pile of dirt!



Looking north at the old house.  Piles of lumber are starting to show up.  🙂


That would be me.  The first day of construction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Moving dirt.








Starting to see trenches!!!!!!!!!!!!



The foundation work continues.



Kelly talking to Bobby about the construction and foundation.





Our driveway will go here.



Time for the inauguration to start.  Watching it in my car streaming off the internet!!!!






Our driveway is starting to show up.  🙂


Snow on the ground at the farm.


Trenches for the foundation.


The foundation work – day one of construction.


Kelly measuring the trenches.




THE FOUNDATION TRENCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GETTING THERE!  Late afternoon.


We got a U-Haul this afternoon – going to Mayfield to load up on "stuff" – going through storage.


Mayfield, Kentucky – late evening


Joey moving boxes into the truck.


Unloading in Lone Oak – 10 PM







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