Honestly I have nothing to do, so I thought I’d write a post for my blog.
We are stuck. Massively stuck. The road where my work is off of only has two ways out. One side has a sharp hill that is ice and the other is filled with a quarter mile of cars that were abandoned yesterday. The Interstates are crawling and abandoned cars all over them.
Basically the weatherman made a booboo. He said that this storm was going to be much more south than it was. So they sent all the sand trucks (and what few salt trucks and snow plows we have) south. Thus we had 2 inches of snow on frozen roads that turned to ice and no way to move. I know people up North say, “2 inches of snow… those wimps”. I am from the North and I’m telling you, if you had this snow with no equipment to clear it or melt it and sub freezing temperatures… Okay, you would have handled it better than us Southerners who haven’t seen snow in 10 years, but still it would have been a mess.
So I spent the day getting medicine and supplies from a CVS a few miles away and walking a co-worker to her husband’s hotel. Oh yeah, I also worked some.
Another night her in the office and probably most of tomorrow. I don’t see them getting these cars cleared very quickly. It is a mess.
No running for me, but I did walk about 7 miles in the ice. That should account for something.
It has been two hours since I started this post. Seems some cars are moving on the Interstates, but our road is still blocked. Ugh. The guys who brought the good came and picked it back up. I’m not sure where they were going, but they were so nice and said to keep anything we needed. The main guy was a pastor and his deacon was helping him. Very nice people.
So another day is done. I may write in the morning if I can keep my eyes open. I have nothing to sleep on, so it will be another long night. Reminds me of my collage fraternity days. Sleeping on the floor in strange rooms. 🙂
I am so thankful for this experience. It has been hard and I miss my family, but we are all safe and warm and have food and shelter. There isn’t much more we can ask for in this life.
Take care, Tom, I’m so sorry to hear that there’s been no let up for you. We’d probably have no power by now, so that’s a real positive.
That is so true. We never lost power and had food and water (and coffee). We were in a great place for a disaster. I will be glad to get home though. Thank you!!!