Happy Monday! I’m here today not with my typical fun weekend recap, but to let you all know that we made it through the blizzard! It’s been a long few days and the cabin fever is seriously setting in around here.
It all started on Friday with Chris getting home. He was in LA for work all of last week, and originally his flight home was supposed to land at 4:10pm on Friday, a few hours after the snow started. Thankfully, he was able to switch to the red-eye, and walked in the door before 9am. After a long week and with the biggest snowstorm in 6 years on the way, Abbie and I were so happy to have him home.
I had been nervous about the possibility of losing power all week, so once Chris was home I took a quick trip out for last minute supplies – firewood, more salt, a few snacks, and topping off my gas tank. Once I got home, we settled in for the duration, and the storm arrived just as everyone said it would, starting in the early afternoon.
It snowed, and snowed, and snowed. It hasn’t snowed to that degree here in about 6 years, and I’ve never handled a snowstorm with an energetic toddler before. Friday was long, and it was snowing hard when we went to bed. It was still snowing when we got up on Saturday, and still snowing when we went to bed on Saturday night. It wasn’t until Sunday morning that we woke up to clear skies. After it was all over, we got about 30 inches of snow.
So we went out yesterday to start the cleanup process. We shoveled, and shoveled, and shoveled some more. Abbie loved the snow and ran around playing in the drifts, happy as can be. She would’ve stayed out here all day if we let her, but eventually it was time to come in.
And today? Today we’re on another day of being snowed in. Our offices are closed and all the local schools are closed. The major highways look passable on TV, but we have yet to see a plow and couldn’t get our cars out if we tried.
Part of me loves that I’ve gotten this sudden gift of time with my family, but part of me is going absolutely stir crazy. The only way to get anywhere is to walk, so we may be taking a family walk in the snow today. Hopefully the thaw starts sooner rather than later!