Woowee, did we get some nasty weather last night. In the space of half an hour we went from rain, to sleet, to heavy, wet snow. The DC area, having learned ABSOU-FUCKING-LUTELY NOTHING from the major snowstorms last year appeared to have no plan in place for this event so the roads were worse than I’ve ever seen, anywhere. And by anywhere, I’m including Rochester, NY and Columbus, OH. Yeah. We spent two hours creeping home by car last night and it was only by the grace of four-wheel-drive that we weren’t among the many poor souls stuck on the roads during the storm. I’m totally never making fun of my husband’s giant, absurd SUV again. I (heart) that car.
Once we got home, we were all set to settle in for a cozy evening of togetherness when BAM. The lights went out. Our part of the region is known for older homes and large, mature trees, which translates to big-ass branches tumbling from the sky when the weather goes sour. Our house is fine but we still didn’t have power this morning and I’m not optimistic that we’ll get it back within the next 36 hours.
C, by the way, was totally terrified by the sudden disappearance of lights. He burst into terrified tears and begged us to call the fire engines to help us. We convinced him that we should call the “electric company man” instead and he kept asking when the “country man” was going to come. If only we had an answer for that…
Anyway, all of this is a long way of saying that this is probably the last post you’ll see until we get our power situation settled. We’ll likely be bunking in with family until we’re back up and running. Hopefully, I’ll be back to my usual deep thoughts and snark next week. meanwhile, have a great weekend!