Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Icepocalypse 2011

It started with three simple letters in our forecast a few days ago, ICE. Being from Nebraska, we rarely get ice storms, but we do get large amounts of snow and wind (not to mention the below zero temps). The forecaster stated only a few degrees could make a huge difference in the significance of the storm. We heard anywhere between 1/2 inch of ice to significant amounts of snow, all depending on temps.

With the predicted forecast, I stared and looked into our fridge and pantry, we had to get groceries. Now, this was on Sunday evening, and this mess was supposed to start Monday evening. I had 24 hours to get the store. To make matters worse, the trip to the store would be on a day where everyone would be in a mass panic to get food before the impending storm and it was on pay day. Thank goodness I have such a wonderful hubby who offered to hit the store on his way home from work. I'm so glad I didn't have to drag both the boys out to the store and shop amongst the crazies.

Last night after I was leaving to go home from my MOPS meeting, the freezing rain began to fall. Boy, does it run chills through your spine when you get pelted with frozen rain drops. It followed me all the way home, where it was barely sprinkling. Come this morning, we were greeted to about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of ice, and a hubby who didn't have to go into work. It's been a wonderful "ice day" so far, with breakfast burritos made by my better half, pajamas on our bods, and movies playing on our TV. We'll see what tomorrow brings, as we're bracing for round 2 of this "lovely" winter weather. I guess Mr. Groundhog will be able to tell us tomorrow if we will have an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

1 comment:

  1. we should start taking bets on if mr groundhog will even be able to come out.....he will probably be iced in too!

    We have had many an ice storm in OK and MO. We once spent 2 days at a McDonalds bc they were the only place in town with power. :)