Winter just got started, and I'm already sick of it!
I have a very low tolerance for cold. I was born in summer to avoid it (okay, maybe not). I've never wanted a white Christmas, and the only time in my life I ever wanted snow was when I was a kid and didn't want to go to school.
Is this payback for that wonderful mild winter we had last year?
Our first snowfall of 2014 is a doozy! For a week before, we were warned. I lost track of how many times the word "Snowmageddon" was used (yes, I know it sounds like the title of a cheesy Syfy Channel movie--though not nearly as cheesy as "Sharknado"). It was coming, and we'd better be ready for it...a foot of snow, maybe even more...dangerous cold (-37 degrees Fahrenheit or worse). It could be the worst winter storm to hit St. Louis since the notorious Blizzard of '82 that brought the area to a standstill.
If the meteorologist had to get it right for once, why did it have to be this time?
Collin went to work yesterday, but he wasn't there very long. Churches cancelled their services. Businesses closed. Wehrenberg Theaters closed all their cinemas in the area. The malls closed. The Fox Theater cancelled its scheduled performance of West Side Story. The zoo, Science Center and History Museum closed. He was off by noon. (Here's a photo I took while the storm was, uh, still in progress....)
I didn't think there was any way the restaurant would be open today--but it is, and Collin is at work. He got a call from one of his bosses this morning, offering to drive him to work. The poor guy picked him up...and got stuck in the snow on the street here! (Take a look at the drifts outside our door....)
I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday. Why do I have the feeling it ain't gonna happen?