Wednesday, March 11, 2009

After the Blizzard.





Day two. No school. Highways still closed. The drifts on the highways are reportedly 3- 4 feet deep and the snowplows were getting stuck. The biggest drift it seems was reserved for our front door. Its easily 5 1/2 feet tall. I laughed at the newspaper that usually resides someplace on the front steps in the morning. Apparently the edge of our driveway had to suffice today. I was actually surprised the newspaper delivery person was able to get out at all.

We're a little stir-crazy. And I have been literally "under" the weather with a sore throat. But with visions of what two young boys are capable of I haven't lounged around much. There have been lots of games and running back and forth to the neighbors to play, and bickering to settle when the kids run out of ideas.  But we're buoyed with hopes for the State Tournament and our trip to St. Paul early tomorrow morning.  

We'll be gone till sometime on Sunday.  I have no idea if I'll be able to post or not.  I'll be thinking of everyone!  My friend Robin is a new Grandma as of yesterday.  But she could use your prayers and well wishes if you are so inclined.  Little baby girl was born 4 weeks early and is barely 4 lbs. and in the NICU.  And Robin's daughter, new mom Stephanie is very sick with many underlying health concern which is why the baby had to be taken early.  I know she would welcome your thoughts and prayers.  You can visit her at Robin Rane.

16 comments:

  1. I'll sure be praying for your friend and daughter and baby.

    And OMGOSH!! Can't wait til the kids are up and I can show them your front door. I used to live in Illinois/Iowa but they have never seen drifts like this. Be safe! Have fun. Oh! And get well! I'll keep YOU in my prayers, too. No fun to travel sick.

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  2. You are so sweet Robynn, thank-you. We honestly don't see drifts like this very often either. Nor do we get snowed in and shut down for a couple of days, but there is some serious snow out there :) Thanks for your well wishes and prayers!

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  3. I'm praying for Robin, her daughter, and her new grandbaby right now!!! I'll go over now and leave her some love!

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  4. That is so very kind of you. I know she would appreciate it Kaleena :) You will most definitely relate to what she is going through with a sick daughter and grandbaby. Thanks sweetie!

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  5. Oh my gosh - how did I miss the info on Robin? Did she post about this?
    I'm so glad that you let us know. She has been though so much over the last several months. I will definitely keep her and her family in my prayers!!!

    Hope you get warm weather soon.

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  6. Head on over and get caught up Libby! There is so much out there these days to stay current with, that is for sure :)

    One would certainly hope the weather warms soon!

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  7. Vicky, great pictures - you are a daring woman - I was so depressed yesterday by another blizzard I didn't want to photograph it. :-) We'll see if I can get home, I barely got out today, our street still isn't plowed - could be an interesting drive home. I see you have a good newspaper delivery person!

    Prayers to your friend.

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  8. Thank you for your prayers for Robin, Sara :) I think taking the photos was the first time I left the house in two days! (really not so brave) We are pretty lucky to get plowed fairly early, by 10 this morning which is pretty darn good.

    We're just crossing our fingers for good roads tomorrow! Travel safe on your way home!

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  9. We will see you tomorrow! Btw we didn't get a chance to get a hanky, so if you have a couple extra, we would love a couple to get from you!

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  10. We sure do, I just made Rick go and get some and we will bring them to the hotel. What time are you leaving?

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  11. those snowy photos make me so glad we got more rain than snow! (although we were hitting a little too close to flood stage again.) Hope you have a fun-filled hockey weekend... looking forward to hearing all about it :)

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  12. Thanks Sara,

    I am sure I will have lots of things to tell everyone when we get back :) I am glad you didn't get much in the way of snow. Our flood outcast is not good at all :( We may be able to commiserate on that one.

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  13. Yikes - just a little snow. Good think you are heading south to the tropical Cities....hope to see you if you get even a few free minutes this weekend - but I will understand if not....Christopher probably won't be as understanding - he went and dug trains out last night when I said "Hey - guess who is coming to town" and he replied "Colton" - I have no idea how he knew - but then he went and started getting trains out. Remember, he and Nolan were the train influences...Dakota looks as thrilled with the snow as Fletcher usually does - the "why do I have to go out again" look - precious.

    Happy Shoveling! Stay warm!

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  14. Hey K, suddenly it seems they are here. Ahhh good, all that typing did not go to waste :) It was so good to talk to you today :) I am sure hoping we can find a little free time. I forgot to tell you that Rick did promise Colton a trip to Legoland so maybe we can work something out to meet you somewhere. We'll be in touch.

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  15. That snow looks amazing! I laughed when I saw you paper out there too. What fun. I miss good snows from when I was a kid! Do you make snow cream?

    Isn't Robin's Ellie beautiful? Oh my goodness what a beautiful baby. Have a safe trip, and enjoy being out of the house!

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  16. Anita, I thought I would check one last time before I went to bed and I am so glad I did :) With you showing up now my day is complete! I think you just hit the nail on the head... out of the house and in the big city will be a refreshingly good time! No, we have never made snow cream... I don't know why, we may have to try some day!

    I still cannot believe all that hair on sweet little Ellie!!

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