Trapped

Snow storm in north georgiaWell, 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.

Snow storm in north GABut, 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!

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    I hate snow just for this reason. I hope you aren’t trapped for too long. Stay warm.

  2. 2

    Oh that is frustrating! Especially with you being pregnant. I’m sorry, praying for melting snow for you!

    (And here I WANT snow…)

  3. 3

    Living in Michigan caused us to experience the same things with toilet paper, bread and milk flying off the shelves. People would ‘hole up’ for days on end. I just cancelled going to Seattle tomorrow night for a critique group because of what’s coming on that night. We live 1 1/2 hours away and didn’t want to get caught in the pile ups on the freeway.

    Enjoy your time off. Hope Grandma has some games for the kids to play at her home!

  4. 4

    I hear ya! We got that mess down here, more icy that snow. I hate that my husband has to go in to work. He is home safe now but tomorrow is what I’m really worried about! Hope you and your family stay safe and keep power!

  5. 5

    I am there with you. We got 9 inches here in nw ga. I remember 93 also. We got 20 inches and it just kept refreezing and powerlines snapped and trees broke and water froze. People ran out of food and water and couldn’t stay warm. it was not fun. The day we finally had power again we had 1 can of spam left in the entire house and 1/4 gallon of water for 7 people.

  6. 6

    I feel your pain! 🙂 I’m a New York Girl living in the south (Georgia) and I am stuck! We are crippled with ice ‘n snow. In NY this would be no biggie. But here in GA we just don’t have the capabilities do dig out. Not enough plows, sanders etc. The roads are treacherous. Hubby is home for the second day in a row and Hartsfield Jackson Airport is now a HOTEL with people sleeping where they can find a piece ‘o floor. Stay safe and warm!

    XO
    Leslie
    Leslie Loves Veggies

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