For the last 36 hours, the news in Indiana has been dominated by one thing and one thing only: WINTER! Ice, Snow, Ice, Sleet, Ice…all that good stuff. Last night, I was prepared for the storm to come in fast and hard; and it didn’t. In a fit of insanity, I went to the store last night – mostly because I wanted to make quiche for dinner. Wow. I have never seen the parking lot of the grocery so full, and I even went to the ghetto Kroger. Inside was no better – everyone was frantic and a little crazy. I got my five items, left and never want to EVER have to do that again. And then…nothing happened, really. Sure, we woke up this morning with a sheen of ice over everything, but the roads were fine and we made it to work.
The impending second round sent us home from work early, and not a moment too soon. It seemed like we had only been home for a few minutes before I looked outside and the yard, driveway and everything was covered in a solid coat of ice! Yuck!
It wasn’t long ago that I said that maybe winter wasn’t so bad after all…but I’m beginning to regret that statement. I am exhausted by the darkness and dreariness and the warnings, warning, warnings. It is just so draining for me. As we sit here tonight, I know many people who don’t have power and have watched trees fall in their yards and close to their homes. So far we’ve been lucky – power is still on and the DVR is working fine. They are little victories!!