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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Got snow eh?

Got snow eh?

Blizzard warnings were in effect starting Friday, This was day 2 of my 3 day stretch. Half way to town, on my way to work on Friday morning, it dawned on me I forgot to prepare my overnight bag. Usually at the beginning of winter, I throw together an overnight bag, for "just in case"…
Well last night I needed "just in case". ..

During the day the wind started picking up, and then the snow, by the time it was 8pm, and I was done my shift, it was a full out blizzard going on. Highway closers all over the province. And here I was in town.
I wanted to go home, but for a change I listened to my children. When I called home to tell my daughter I was starting to head out coming home, she replied: "Maybe you should talk to BJ.."
Here my youngest son is telling me he had not been able to see past the hood of his car when he was going home a couple of hours earlier, and yes, he had hit the ditch… Lucky for him his older brother had come along not long after, also on his way home, and pulled him out.

So I decided the wise thing to do was to stay in town. Lucky enough the hospital always keeps 1-2 rooms for those that are storm stayed and have no other place to go. I could have called friends and stayed there, but I had to get up at 6 am, and did not want to impose on others, so I got a room at the old nurses resident. I had stayed there different times, when I had not been able to get home, so I was familiar with the place. Changes were that every available hotel and motel room was booked with stranded travelers, and I was to tired to go hunting for a place. ..

But that left my "just in case", that I did not have. So of to Wal-Mart I went, to buy what I needed for the night and the next day. And that in it self was enough of a hazard, what a terrible wind, and cold and snow. Visibility was close to zero in spots. If I had had any doubts left, they were gone by the time I made my way back to the hospital safely.

1 comment:

  1. You have very wise kids who have a very wise mother for listening to them :D. Huggs from Holland. Nans