Sunday, December 21, 2008

ARCTIC BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't pass up using "ARCTIC BLAST" as my headline. It's what all the news stations are calling the storm that's hit our area. And believe me, their coverage is non-stop. Yes, it's a big deal to get 8" of snow in one day. But seriously. How many hours, yes HOURS, do you need to be telling us about it, showing endless pictures, forecasts, and videos, and carrying on with endless anchor banter??? Anyhoo.....

Yesterday, we were able to get out and about. I had my glucose test to see if I have gestational diabetes. Won't have the results until Tuesday. From what I read, it'll just mean more monitoring - it's not the end of the world.

After the test, we went out and stocked up on movies and food - an excellent combo for bad weather! We got Forgetting Sarah Marshall (skip it, for reals), Batman Dark Knight (see it), So I Married an Axe Murderer (still watching it), and National Lampoon's Vacation (see it). Then we went to a person's house so I could buy some maternity clothes from her. I got a pair of jeans, a pair of khakis, and 2 skirts for a total of 10 DOLLARS! I'm so happy! And they're all Motherhood Maternity. I can't help it - sometimes, I do like the name brands, especially when they're at such a good price.

Today has been brutal. Ok, that MIGHT be too strong. But it HAS been harsh. The 8 inch layer of snow from yesterday is now covered with a 1/2" think layer of ice. Yikes. Greg got out and started shoveling people's driveways (so sweet) and thawing out our car. At about 10:30, the power went out. I spent the first hour wondering aimlessly about our apartment. At only 800 sf, that's a lot of repeated ground! I was just kind of "eh." I didn't know what to do. I couldn't cook, do laundry, look anything up on the computer, or watch TV. Think of all you do that requires electricity. Dang! Sometimes it's true - you don't know what you got till it's gone! Our phone didn't even work because it's cordless and needs to be plugged into an outlet. Thankfully, our neighbor gave us an "old" phone to use. LOVE it. So the 2nd hour, I started calling people. I was deep into my 5th phone call when -TA DA - the power came back on. Phew. What a relief.

How are things in your neck of the woods??


evil cake lady said...

snowy here too! i'm so glad you got your power back!
joelf rented elf before he left--awesome movie (that i've now seen about 3 times).
here's hoping for above freezing temperature tomorrow!

hezzzy said...

No snow here in Nashville but would you believe 11 degree weather?!? We're making up in temp what we're lacking in the snow department..... I'd rather have snow, thank you...but you can keep the ice...& warm house....& electricity now - Ya-HOO!xo

Our Journey said...

We aren't making it up to Portland, unfortunately. I miss that city. I'll have to post pictures when we get back from our trip. Enjoy the snow! It's been raining a lot here. My parents got about 6 feet of snow last week up in the mountains. The snow level dropped down to about 1000 ft. Very unusual for Sunny Cal. Miss you girl. Merry Christmas.

Sarah said...

you guys gt snow? nothing mentioned about it here. haha just kidding. the weather guys all work together to make our life so much peachier with the play by plays.; hehee