Thursday, January 30, 2014

Still Stuck At Home....

And so it goes, day three of being snowed in. Thing 2 is totally over the snow and spends most of her time curled up on the couch. Can't say I blame her as I've pretty much been doing the same thing. My office was closed yesterday and today. Roads are still a mess. I'm bored and should really get a lot done, but dang it, it is COLD!

As far as I know, all of my friends that were stranded finally made it home yesterday. That is definitely a blessing. I'm getting irritated listening to the national media (Today Show, I'm talking to you!) as they say we had plenty of warning --- maybe Atlanta did, but even our Meteorologists in Birmingham are saying they totally blew this forecast. We were supposed to have a "dusting" -- yes, I know the North still thinks that's all we had, but that snow turned to ice fast on the pavements (remember our pavements are designed more to weather 100 degree heat, not freezing temps -- totally different composition), we don't have have snow tires or chains. Very few municipalities have sand trucks, much less salt trucks. Heck, I don't even own a pair of boots beyond "cute" ones.

So, here I sit, the Princess is supposed to work at 11 a.m. today. Right now, we don't even know if her restaurant is opening. We are within walking distance, but as of this time, no one is answering the phone, so I don't know if they plan to open. I won't let her drive there. Not sure she could get off of our street without sliding, so driving still isn't really an option. 

So, here we sit. Still stuck, but maybe just maybe we might get out IF the temps rise like they are supposed to. Here's hoping. 


  1. We have people out there in Birmingham, and our customers were completely shut down. Our employees couldn't get to work if they wanted. We're keeping them in until the authorities say it is safe to do otherwise. Safety first! Hope Princess doesn't get called in today. Who's going eating when they can't even get out of point A, much less get to point B?

    1. My boss is stranded in Birmingham - in the airport. Boooo!

  2. I finally went out to Walmart (of all places) to stock up on food. Things are starting to melt now that the sun is in full force, thank goodness! Looking forward to 70 degrees this weekend. You should be warming up soon too. :-)

  3. Traffic is starting move some. The restaurant did open, so I walked down there with her and then back home.