Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Blizzard of 2010

I was waiting for it. I was ready. We had been hearing about it on the news for three days. It was coming. I woke up at 3:50 this morning to the sound of sleet pounding against our bedroom window. I got up to look out the front room window and sure enough it was here. The power was out by 5:00a.m. Oh no! Why didn't I charge my cell phone last night? Why haven't we ever bought a propane heater? We do live in Idaho. How are we going to stay warm for the next two days til they restore power to us? Do we all huddle in one room to keep all of our heat together in hopes of surviving below freezing temps? Good thing Rob has backpacking gear so at least we can heat up food. I can't go without food you know. Does this mean no showers? Do the toilets work with no power? Oh man! I've got four boys in the house with me!

I start to doze off thinking that with no power Rob can't get ready for work so I may as well go back to sleep and worry about all that stuff later. Right now I was snuggled under my down comforter. Next thing I know it's 9:30. Taylor is watching TV, my clock is flashing and Rob is gone. What?! But there's a blizzard wailing outside! Or was there...

Well if this is what a blizzard looks like then one definitely blew through here.



4 comments:

andrea said...

I certainly expected a little more than what we got. They definately hit the mark when they said it was going to be cold!

(BTW, I have something for you from my sister. A crayon pocket thingy. I keep meaning to bring it to church and obviously keep forgetting!)

Kimberly said...

Hahaha. Ethan and I were totally disappointed in a way. I mean, if it's going to be cold we might as well get some decent snow, right? Didn't they say it would be like two feet?

Amie said...

This post def helps me not miss Idaho as much as I do! What's the status of it now?

Jen said...

we actually ended up with 8 inches from the last storm we had. the most we have had in a long time. unfortunately for the weathermen it had nothing to do with the "blizzard" :O)