Monday, February 7, 2011

Confession Number 83: There is a Light

Get.  Me.  Out.  Of.  This.  House.  Those were my instructions to Dustin last Friday.  So he did, and KJ and I sat at the bank.  Hey, at least it was a different set of walls to see.  That was day four of our snow vacation.  You all know I don't like to be cooped up in the house.  If you missed it, you can catch it here.  And here.  And a brief change of heart I had here.  These snow "storms" were nothing compared to what we are going through now.  NOTHING. 

Last Tuesday it started coming down and 14" later it finally stopped.  We couldn't even dream of getting out since our new 4 wheel drive vehicle is being held hostage at a dealership in warm and balmy Houston, Texas.  So, here I sat.  All day Tuesday, all day Wednesday, all day Thursday, and half of the day on Friday until Dustin got his orders to break us free from our prison.  Of course, as we drove into town the snow started falling again.  Luckily, we dodged a bullet on Sunday, but more "accumulating" snow (to the tune of 4-10") is in our forecast in the next couple of days. 

Thanks to a little thawing and some great friends, I've broken free the last couple of days, but since the truck is still useless, I'm stuck for, what looks like, the rest of this week. 

We aren't made for this!  Our Wal-Mart is completely bare of eggs, milk, bread, fruit and meat.  I've never been more thankful for my stockpile of groceries and the fact that I have been stashing away freezer meals for the last month.  Thanks to Dustin and our neighbor, Bruce, for running to Walgreens to snatch up a new gallon of milk for each family this weekend, it looks like we'll make it without even feeling the pinch on the grocery end of things. 

Now, my mental health?  That is another subject all together.  The good news is that Saturday the high here is in the 50's.  Ahhh.  A light. 

Oh, and I'm not the only one.  Check out my friend Megan's take on the storm here


  1. I actually enjoyed it, but we could have left if we wanted to. I think just knowing that makes a difference. Matt took Jesse out to Chick-fil-a to play on the indoor gym on Thursday, and on Friday, we all took a "family field trip" to the mall just to get out. I know everyone is dreading more snow on Wed., but I'm looking forward to it. I hate winter so much, but if it has to be winter, I may as well be getting a snow day. I'll trade it all for sunny and 80, though.

  2. Girl, you KNOW I am feeling you! But oh, wow. To continue to be stuck THIS week? YIKES. I am praying - PRAYING - that this next storm will somehow miraculously just . . . dissipate. We are all so snow weary, and like you said, the food shortages could become dangerous quickly. We have meat in the freezer, but not much else. I'm about to venture out and see what I can hunt and gather!

    So sorry you are going stir crazy. I can identify COMPLETELY.