Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Why Am I Still Here?

Ok, so far we've seen two patient today, half our doctors called in due to weather, and the roads are getting slicker by the minute. This is about as exciting as it gets.

Mrs. Hillbilly says we still have power at the house. Funny how even with a gas furnace, you still need electricity to work the fan. We have a fireplace in the living room, so if the power does go out, we'll just block it off from the rest of the house, light a fire and cook on the propane camp stove. And the fridge and freezer are well stocked, extra bags of ice and two coolers on standby for the stuff that I don't want to set outside to freeze... we should be fine. The hard part will be keeping Spud (pictured) occupied without the background noise. That and no heated waterbed for a few days if we lose power.

Yesterday it took me an hour and a half to get home, when it usually only takes me 30 minutes. Today will probably be just as bad. I'd stay over at work, but I'm afraid of leaving a pregnant wife and baby home without me there to freeze with them. Misplaced muchismo maybe, but it just doesn't feel right.

That's the recent update. There are a total of 50,000 people without power, a few wrecks, and at least one fatality blamed on the storm according to the news. It could have been a lot worse.

1 comment:

Lauralew said...

Hey you, reminds me of a trip I took from San Antonio to Sedalia, MO in 1995. There was a hellacious ice storm in OKC, and the rear end light vehicle I was driving just couldn't do it. I stopped very early and then drove the next am at 10 mph for two hours. Scares me just to think about it!

Prayers for your safety in getting home this evening!