I told Wolfgang, "Everytime you go someplace nice on vacation, we get crap weather back here". Just like Thanksgiving when he left us in the deep freeze. Holy Guacamole, we had us a bit of weather yesterday.
Blizzard, so exciting. In fact, Wolfgang texted me from sunny California yesterday when the university sent out an alert that they were shutting everything down at 1:00 pm. "I got an alert from the university. Have you guys been getting a lot of snow?"
Magnum, Meego, and I were actually driving home as we had gone down south to hometown to take care of some business regarding my Dad. I sent Wolfgang this pic I took as we drove passed the university...
A couple miles later, closer to home...
Meanwhile he sent me this...
Happily frolicking dolphin in sunshine as seen
from their whale-watching boat
But I must hand it to Ellie Mae, and maybe Magnum, the driver, gets some credit too. Things really got messy, but that Honda Element, as funny as she looks, gets it done.
I feel bad for the many travelers who got stranded by the storm. Sitting in a car for hours on the side of the road during a major winter storm is inconvenient and frustrating and can be downright dangerous.
Years ago - February of 1984 to be exact - I got stranded in a similar storm. I played on the women's basketball team in Jr. College, and we were coming home from a game in Sterling, CO. Sterling is out in the barren flatlands that might as well be Kansas.
We spent a few hours stranded in our van before a road grader dug us out and had us follow him to a remote church where we spent the night. At least I wasn't alone and had teammates and coaches to keep things light. I remember our coach making jokes in the van about what to do if we needed to "use the bathroom".
Oh, the power of suggestion. Stop talking about it!!
Suffice to say that, pissing in a snowstorm in 60 mph winds with a few friends and other stranded motorists is not something I will likely forget anytime soon. Or have any desire to do again ever.
After yesterday's storm ended, Meego and I set to shoveling the wet heart-attack snow off the driveway while Magnum tackled the back yard. It's good that we've experienced recent wildfires. It helps us to appreciate these things.
*Blizzard better than fire*. Our mantra with every shovelful.
How's your spring so far?