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Friday, December 01, 2006

A Chilly Welcome Home

Today is our first full day back in Minot after our Thanksgiving break to Utah. Danny has been bombarded at work with, “We’re glad you’re back. Here’s a bunch of stuff for you to do.” So being the perfect wife that I am (haha *snort*) I decided that I would surprise Danny by shoveling the driveway so he wouldn’t have to and so we wouldn’t be written up (for housing neglect—something or other—blah, blah, blah). I turned on the television for the kids to watch Sprout while I shovel (planning of course to check on them every three minutes even though I know they’d stand by the front door and watch me the whole time). Then as I was just about to head to the computer to check the temperature (to determine if a coat, hat, and gloves is sufficient), I heard a weird static/emergency siren sound from the television. I looked over and the cable had automatically switched to the emergency weather channel showing that all roads in town and on base were red: very hazardous, drive only if you absolutely must. The only thing worse then red is black. Black means: No driving. If you’re found driving you will be ticketed. So, very intrigued, I checked the temperature on the internet and decided that -16 Fahrenheit is too cold to be a perfect wife. I’ll be a perfect wife by sitting inside on my bum watching my children and growing my little kumquat—but definitely avoiding the freezer. Oh, did I tell you about the vacation the freezer took while we were on vacation? Another story. Another time. Oh, and tomorrow is forecasted to be Much Cooler than today. Is that possible?

5 comments:

Big Morty said...

We just had two "snow days" here in Oklahoma. It seems that 4 inches of snow and temperatures in the 20's are enough to shut down the sooner state. I'm sure many Oklahomans are looking for more signs of the Apocalypse. Snow in November/December? What more could happen? There will be a state of emergency declared if the Sooners don't win their football game this weekend.

Susan said...

Okay, no more complaining from me. I think it is terrible when it is in the teens, so can you imagine what I would be like if it went below zero!! Yikes! Stay inside and keep warm!

Anonymous said...

You should tell the Idahoans around here about snow...People kept telling us before we moved that the climate here was pretty much like Utah so not to expect anything different. Once we arrived, though, people here said that it only snows two, maybe three times a year here. Well, the first "snow flurries" arrived last night and you would have thought the sky had fallen with the snow. People were running around making comments like "I refuse to drive in the snow...I just can't handle it! It's so slick, I just won't do it!" Keep in mind, this was SNOW FLURRIES, not blizzard, not even heavy snowfall. There was a skiff on the ground and a few pockets of black ice...the freeway was moving along at a rapid 20 miles per hour through the "blizzard" until the state troopers asked everyone to stay off the roads due to dangerous conditions.

piglet26 said...

exactly why you should have stayed in Utah!!! you should come back. I think Elijah is the cutest baby I have ever seen.

lizbit said...

*brr* I shall cease to complain about the cold here. Freezing isn't that bad . . .

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