2.01.2011

from the mountaintop

This is supposed to be "the big one."  As in, the big storm.  The crazy one.  "Expect to be without power!" the weather man said.  "You'll be talking about this in 20 years!  Downed power lines!  And trees!  2 inches of ice, everywhere!"

You know what I bought at the store today?  Two gallons of milk and cleaning supplies. I didn't read all of the scary weather man quotes until I got home. 

So tomorrow morning my husband will wake up extra early and find a way to unfreeze his truck and drive to work, because that's what he does.  I am going to get iced inside of my home with three very small children, possibly without power or heat, and, apparently, clean the house.  And drink milk.  

Pray for me.

(No, seriously.)

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If I squint really hard I can pretend I'm there instead.

16 comments:

  1. Unfreeze yourself and come to my house. We bought the store out despite the fact we could have eaten for a month with what we already had. Nobody is going to work or school or anything.

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  2. I'm in Mass and we're supposed to get over 20 inches between today and tomorrow. I can't take much more of this. My oldest does have preschool for a couple of hours this morning before the "bad storm" so at least that will break up the day a bit.

    Hang in there. I'll be praying for us both!

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  3. great photo.

    I am almost paralyzed with fear that we will lose power. My phobia has to do with a memory from high school when an ice storm knocked out power for 4 days over one Christmas. We were locked in our house, w/ no radio, television, nothing -- couldn't go anywhere -- for FOUR DAYS.

    I don't think I'm cut from a 19th-century cloth -- at least, not in that way.

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  4. I live in Toronto (canada) and we are calling for the same storm!

    Pray for me too hahah

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  5. i had a dream last night that the weatherman showed a map of the US and the whole thing was white, except for corpus christi. he jokingly said, "go to corpus christi if you can!"

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  6. Oh no :( I have been sitting here watching Al Roker freezing to death, reporting from Chicago. I can't even imagine that kind of cold.
    I have several friends in parts of the country that will experience this storm, and I feel for all of you.
    Take care and stay warm.

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  7. I heard karma police on the radio yesterday and thought of you, my penpal friend. xo stay safe and warm.

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  8. hang in there! please send some snow our way. i miss it.

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  9. Ironically, if you really were on a mountaintop like that, you'd be just as cold and snowbound, too. AND there aren't any grocery stores for milk and cleaning supplies.

    But the view...

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  10. Ugh, I am really, really, really hoping we don't lose power. I can handle being stuck in the house, as long as we have power.

    Hoping it's not as bad as they're saying!

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  11. I am also hoping to keep power. I suppose we all are. I have a propane heater, lots of candles, lots of food, and cans of sterno. So we're cool, I guess. Until the battery on the iPhones die. Then we're screwed.

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  12. I also only got milk and bread when I was there the other day. DUH! I could thaw out the lasagna that I made for a brand new mommy. How bad would that be...

    Stay warm mama!

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  13. If you were there, you could be hanging out with me in my living room with my two boys. And it would be 18 below. And you would be used to big snow storms. But the most important part is that we could be hanging out right.this.minute.

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  14. Hope it's going alright... ;) We are a balmy 31 where I live right now - ha!

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  15. I feel your pain. I haven't left the house since monday

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