Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Everybody Safe at Home

Well, we are in the middle of a blizzard here. It's really kind of unbelievable, considering that November and December were filled with rain and higher temps. than normal. We finally got frigid temperatures a couple of weeks ago, and had a few inches of snow on the ground. But this is the Real Deal. The tv station breaks in every hour for a weather update. I watched as the different little towns called Snow Emergencies. For the first time since 1999, the malls closed, and so Joe Hardy got to come home early. Charming had to be at work this morning at 5am, and really thought he might be able to close the restaurant early. They may be closed by now, but the word came down that they want to try to open on time tomorrow. So he came home to get two days' worth of clothes, and headed back up to a hotel right behind the restaurant where he works. My final cubbie who had been at work is now safe at home for the night. So I am a happy mama.

The word is that the bulk of the snow and wind will be from 7pm to 1am, so we aren't finished yet. How grateful I am for a warm house with plenty to eat and wear. Since Charming isn't going to be home, my sewing machine may be running. My telephone seems to have been on duty non-stop today, including my Daddy, who called seven or eight times to check up on the various happenings with everyone. I'm also grateful that he is safe in the nursing home, with oxygen, meds, food, and heat.

Praying for all who have to be out in the storm--the snowplows, police, hospital workers, tv station folks, etc. And that everyone else will reach home safely, and bed down for the night warmly!

No comments :