Saturday, January 5, 2008

Winter Wonderland

White-out. Blizzard. Treacherous. Stranded. Life-threatening conditions. 165mph winds. 10 feet of snow. Flooding. Millions of people without power. Big rigs getting blown over on the freeway. These are just a few of the descriptions of the storm pounding Northern California right now. You may have heard a little about it on the news. After getting home from Missouri on Thursday night, I made it to work in Reno Friday morning just ahead of the storm. Now I'm stuck here. I got off work at 8:00 this morning but I-80 going over Donner Summit is closed. Nothing to do but shop I guess. Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Costco, a running's been nice shopping at a leisurely pace with no children :)

We had a bit of a break this morning but it is dumping snow again. My husband is home on the other side of the Sierra Nevada mountains with the girls. It's so tough to be away from them. They were without power for almost 2 days but it came back on this afternoon. However, now I just heard they're out again.

I also have family down in San Diego county who were affected by the Witch Fire this fall. Sounds like they're getting quite a bit of rain and can only hope they're faring well.

Since I'm on my work computer, I can't post any pictures. Maybe I'll be able to get some up if I ever make it home again!

Stay warm everyone.


Sarah said...

Oh my....I hope you get home safely soon!

Gretchen said...

It sounds like your family had it much worse than I did up here! I was still on Christmas break, so I just stocked up on food the week before and stayed inside grading papers all weekend. I didn't have to drive anywhere and we didn't even lose power. Not much running to be done, but I got plenty of exercise shoveling snow!