Well, my friends, I am trapped. Stuck at my mother in law’s with 5 kids and no way home. I never thought it would really come to this!
Guess I should explain. You see, for days, they’ve been prediciting that our area was going to be hit with a snowstorm. I’d hear old people talking in the grocery store, comparing this storm with the Blizzard of ’93. Apparently, back in ’93, a bad storm hit, and many people (my grandparents included) were without power for 9 days.
Now, I didn’t panic, because any time people around here hear the word “snow,” they freak out. We don’t have the equipment to deal with snow, and everything shuts down for days. You walk into the grocery store the day before the snow is supposed to hit, and you will find empty shelves where the milk, bread, and eggs should have been. Every time.
I figured that this storm would be just like that. But, since they cancelled school at 6 o’clock last night – before the first snow flake even fell – we figured we’d be safer to stay at my mother in law’s house. She’s just a few minutes from the hospital, so if there were to be any problems with the pregnancy, at least I could get there.
Since hubby works 2 hours from home, we got him a hotel room last night, and some men from work offered to let him stay at their homes if things got too bad, and he couldn’t get home. I prayed it wouldn’t come to that.
But, guess what? We woke up this morning, and there were 6 inches of snow on the ground. Looks like I won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. And it’s only supposed to get worse. I’ve heard 2 conflicting stories from 2 different weather channels. One says we’re supposed to get 5 – 8 more inches of snow on top of this. The other one says we’re supposed to get a nasty ice storm. Either way, this won’t be good.
So, I’m trapped. Trapped in my mother in law’s house with 5 kids, a dumb dog, my mother in law, and no husband. I hope I can survive.
Honestly, I just hope that we don’t lose power this week. That could turn into a real nightmare.
I will keep you updated as I can. I have to post from my phone, and that is proving to be a real issue. (Especially since I’m a chatterbox!) But, if you see a lack of reviews, giveaways, or even posts around here, now you won’t have to wonder why.
Local friends, stay safe. I’m praying this storm passes by quickly!