Thursday, December 20, 2012

Small Blizzard

Good Morning Everyone,

I know,  dorky title, but I have been in and have seen "blizzards".  This was a small one. Out in the country, yes, it was very bad, we had wind gusts of 50+ mph yesterday and even in town, the snow blew around and I could not see my house neighbor's homes.  This was a very quick mover of a storm.  By 9 pm, it had moved out to wreck havoc down in the eastern part of the state, and I am so very glad D and I went to that doctor appointment on Monday, whew!  dodged another weather bullet. But unfortunately, the roads were as usual, slick, drifting, and deadly to some.

I had a very early day yesterday.  My mom's hip slipped out of its socket during the night. So, I had to get dressed and go over and call the medics and ambulance to get her to the ER.   I was worried about this as I had taken her to her hair done Tuesday,  and the salon has crappy chairs not designed for elderly clients.  They look good, but are not functional to disabled or handicapped patrons.  So, during the night, it slipped out.  She sleeps in one of those lift chairs that moves up and down and it easier for her to do so, but what ever happened, it did, and I was off and running at 7 am.  It was not snowing or blowing at that time.  The storm did not start in here until around 10:30 am, when the wind and snow started.  They released my mom around 11:30 am, and I am so very glad they did, as the roads turned deadly and the ER starting getting in "code blue" calls in and when I heard that, I knew the roads were getting slick and deadly.
When I got my mom back home safe, I had to go pay the folk's bills, it was Social Security day, and I paid their utility bill and cable, and then got them money for groceries and gas.  I went  to go  send the lovely FlowerLady a package, though I was not sure when it would get shipped out because the roads were starting to shut down.  While out, the streets in town were getting slick quickly, and I mean, slick, within about a half hours time.   And people were being total morons, idiots with their driving, and whatever else I could lay my tongue on..I knew the first bad snow we had, people would be morons, and I was not far off that prediction.  The streets had been re-done with an oil topped pavement and boy, slick is not the word, and I won't use the word here. 

So, I did not get too much done after dealing with everything,  I did however bake   banana cake that Glenda at Living in the Ozarks has posted on her blog.  I had squishy bananas ready to go, and I was surprised that I was able to get that done.  I was supposed to rack my cherry brandy, and rack up my wine in different bottles, but never got to that, I was just too emotionally wore out and when I am like that, I will not touch anything that take more neurons than needed.  This morning, I feel better, though tired, and I will tackle this today.

So, sometime today, I will tackle the sidewalk and driveway, as I can.  I do not know what happened to my snow guy, I cannot find him, so I gather he has quit as the last few years, snow removal is a little shy of the white stuff that  makes the business go.
Well, I guess I had better go,   I am going to have another cuppa and then get started.  I just do not want to go out in the cold air.  But I must.

I wish everyone a wonderful day and upcoming weekend.
Hugs to All


  1. I know you have your hands full with your parents and all but try to go easy.

    I'm so glad I'm not up north anymore dealing with the snow, but here, there's other types of danger too.
    You just have to take things as they come.

  2. Keep safe and warm, Vicki. I am glad you got your mum to the Hospital and home before it really got bad.

    I like banana cake too - and have a tray of (much-reduced in price) bananas which will need cooking into something soon, so I had better get my skates on tomrrow.

  3. Be careful with that snow; it has a nasty way of taking your feet away from underneath you.