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Snowed In

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So what to do when we are snowed in? I hate the fact that the weather has been the topic of discussion. Boring…

My husband had this bright idea that he would shovel a bit of snow then pull out of the garage to take me to the store for potatoes. All I wanted was to make stew for dinner and I didn’t have potatoes.

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Well, we don’t have 4 wheel drive anymore and we are under 2 feet of snow that we usually don’t get.

His car got stuck. We shoveled for a couple hours and his wheels were spinning like crazy. I could have told him it wouldn’t work, but….well, you know. So I suggested some hot water. It worked a bit, but he started to spin. Then I remembered we had a bag of gardening soil. Seriously, I was so annoyed!

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So after a bag of soil, he was able to skid and burn rubber back into the garage. The chains from our prior Dodge didn’t fit either of our cars. So we decided to walk to the store.

Who’s dumb idea was it to do this?!? Mine! Why! It’s about a mile or so into town to nearest store. I’ve walked it before, no big deal. But in 2 feet of snow, it makes it much more difficult. My husband borrowed my son’s backpack and off we went.

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I’m not going to lie, by the time we got to the store my body was tingling in spots I didn’t know I had. I am no Pioneer woman. But I got my potatoes and yes, a BIG bottle of wine, 2 gallons of milk and some chocolate. He carried it. I carried the baguette he wanted for the stew.

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You never know you’re strength or how out of shape you are until you walk about 2 miles round trip, in 25 degree weather, in 2 feet of snow. My hips were killing me! And my feet. And my calves. I don’t have snow boots, I have rain boots. I think they are for looks. Well of course they are for looks. I buy for looks, not comfort. Not the best for walking long distances! Like I said, I am not a Pioneer woman.

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We ran into some friends who offered to give us a ride home but you know what? We need to walk and it was nice to get some fresh air after being cooped up. Why would I do that?

I wish I would have taken them up on their offer.

After getting home I felt like I was suffocating. I stripped my jacket, gloves, earmuffs, scarf, and rain boots off. I poured a glass of wine and started preparing the stew. It smells so yummy!

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Not sure what tomorrow will bring or the next day. I hope I can get to work at some point this week but it doesn’t look promising. Sigh.

We are suppose to get 8 inches over the next couple days. I can work from home, but I miss the interaction of everyone. The clouds are starting to roll in. Here it comes. Another snow storm.

The wind has picked up and it is FREAKING COLD.

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I guess I will grab a bottle, hunker down and pray for daylight! HA! More like grab a blanket, hunker down and take a nap!

Stay safe out there!

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