Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 Blizzard

This is a pic of my friend Lanie's car.  I didn't bother to take any pictures myself, but the view from our house is pretty much the same.  We got hammered with snow and ice, as I'm sure many of you did.  I never heard what the total accumulation was, but it was supposed to be somewhere around 18 inches.  It's at least knee-deep. This is the most snow our area has seen since 1912, I think (or something like that.  Is that right, Lanie?).

School's been out all week, so that means no homeschool either.  There's no way to make the kids concentrate when they have Evan here at home and know their friends are all out of school.

So, we've had a lazy week.  I keep reading the statuses of Facebook friends, talking about how much they're getting done at home while being housebound.  Not me.  Way to make me feel like a big loser, guys!  We haven't done much of anything other than just hang out.  Kind of nice, really.  It always surprises me, though, when I notice how much louder our household is when Evan is home.  You wouldn't think that one 17 year old would make that much more noise.  And he doesn't.  But he's an instigator.  He stirs the others in a Lord of Flies kind of frenzy.

We're supposed to drive to KC tomorrow for our grandson's first birthday party, but I don't know if it's going to happen.  It's snowing again as I write this.  I sent Evan to the store earlier (just up the street) and he was sliding all over the place (I thought the main roads were pretty clear by now, or I wouldn't have sent him).  I'll be so disappointed if I don't get to see my grand baby, but it's better to be safe.  We just had a major accident in our area this week, when a carload of people slid off the road into an icy river.  At least 3 have died. 

If we get to go, I'll try to take lots of pictures.  I'd like to get some of Sam and Keagan (my grandson) together.  They're both so cute!

1 comment:

Patty said... should be my facebook friend. I hung out on facebook and mastered Mahjong during the blizzard. Now, I'm ready for spring!