Well, so much for a post a day for 2011! But life happens, and I’ve had a lot of it this week.
On Monday, it took me an hour to drive hour in the snow only to find out that we didn’t have phone service. No phone, no computer! We still have dial-up service. Can’t get high speed, even though we want to.
We got 6 to 7 inches of snow Monday night, but I got up and went to work anyway, even though I had to snow-plow my way out of our drive way and lane, so I could call the phone company! No only do we not have high-speed internet, we don’t even have cell phone service. Did I mention that we live in the boonies! The blacktops had been cleaned to some extent, so I made it to work in an hour. Ordinarily, I can make it in 30 minutes. Coming home was much the same story. Some snow pack, but not too bad. Four lanes were pretty clear. All was going great until I got 4 miles from home and ran into a foot deep drift that went from one side of the road to the other for about an 1/8th of a mile. Before I knew it, I was off the road. And as luck would have it, I didn’t have good cell phone reception, and soon my battery was dead. Bummer! So I’m out in the cold (below zero) walking to the closest house that had lights on. Thank goodness I had worn my insulated boots and my Eskimo coat. I had left the car running with the lights on so I could see where I was going. I didn’t have to worry about anyone stealing it! Called my hubby who was thrilled about getting dressed again to come out in the cold. By the time he got to where I was, someone we knew had stopped to see if they could help. They had a big 4-wheel drive truck, and we needed it to drag my car back onto the road. All’s well that end’s well, but it was 9:00 by the time I got home, and I was COLD. I changed into my nice warm jammies and got some hot tea, then snuggled under a couple of blankets while I waited for my electric blanket to warm up my bed.
I didn’t get up early on Wednesday, ’cause I wanted to make sure the road was open before I ventured out again. I called the same house that I had been to the night before. He said the road was clear in front of his house, and I said the road was clear in front of your house last night, too. Then he said his wife had just left in a van and had made it around the corner, so I figured I should be able to make it, too.
The snow plow had not been over the road, and I had to plow through the same snow drift that I had gotten stuck in the night before, but it was daylight, and I could see were I was going and was able to follow someone else’s track thru the drift. Brother!
I got to work an hour late, but they told me to go ahead and work an eight hour shift. So I was going to clock out at 6:00. Somewhere a long the line, I started watching the minute hand on the clock instead of the hour hand, and first thing I know, it is 7:00! And I still had to pick up some pills and a few groceries since I hadn’t been shopping since last Friday. So it was 9:00 again when I got home. Since I had already missed two nights of posting, I didn’t feel bad about skipping another night.
We had 4 below zero this morning, but the sun came out and it did warm up. I should have gone out and gotten some snow pictures, but I wanted to finished a couple of projects that I had started, do some laundry, and finish listing coasters and pot holders on Etsy. I now have 5 sets of heart coasters, three heart pot holders, and one set of baseball coasters that I have listed since January 1st. Take a look at www.countrybydesign.etsy.com. Here’s my favorite set of coasters.