Feb 6, 2008

Snowed In

This seems like a particularly snowy winter...or maybe I should say a particularly annoying winter. For the past few weeks, we've had nothing but snow and then a deep freeze, followed by more snow and another deep freeze. On my birthday, the air temperature was 2 degrees and the wind chill was a balmy -30. Last week we had blizzard-like conditions. On Super Bowl Sunday, we got an additional 6 inches of snow (it took us 4 hours to get from Chicago to home), and last night/today we got bombarded again. The prediction has been between 10 and 14 inches. I haven't seen the totals yet, but let's just say it's a lot of freakin' snow. Oh yeah, and it's blowing everywhere.

Of course, I shouldn't complain because this is nothing compared to the horrific tornadoes in the south. My heart breaks when I watch those videos. I can handle the snow.

I worked from home today because I work from home every Wednesday (good timing on my part!). Patrick worked from home, too, which caused some issues since we both needed to conncect to the internet at some point. Plus, Duncan's school was cancelled, so I figured this day would be a total waste for me since I assumed the TV would be blaring all day. Well, the TV or Guitar Hero. I was wrong. I got TONS done and at 12 PM they actually left the house to go to lunch. Patrick said the roads were "passable," which isn't saying a whole lot aside from the fact that they're crazy for even trying to drive in this weather. Ever since my car spun out on the interstate a couple of weeks ago, I've been very cautious driving in the snow, which is insane since I grew up in the Chicagoland area and learned to drive in the winter, but I digress.

So we have a snow day on our hands. Not much of one for me since I've been working since 7:30 AM, but it still feels kind of cozy and safe in the house. If only I didn't have a migraine today...

1 comment:

Marie said...

Tracy, so happy to hear about the heartbeat...isn't that the sweetest sound you have ever heard? As far as gardens go (mine is considerably large) the first time I started with some tomatoes, bib lettuce, and some egg plants, but you should decide what kinds of things you like. I envy that you have snow...I know you are tired of it, but we have had none of it this year! You could always order some gardening catalogs and start circling!