Monday, January 31, 2011

snow panic

I moved away from Minnesota for reasons like this. The 10-14 inches of snow forecast. The 40 mph winds. The -20 degree temperatures. The dramatic statements like "...making travel extremely dangerous if not impossible."

Before you Minnesotans get all snotty about how you are used to this and it's no big deal, remember that this region had an ice storm a few years ago that knocked out my parent's power for almost two weeks. And it was not warm outside.

The superstar of government agencies, FEMA, inexplicably has also gotten involved and issued warnings. All I know is if I am trapped in my house once this blizzard gets going, I'm not relying on anyone in that department to save me. I've got enough cans of diced tomatoes to at least last us til the end of the week.


  1. In Chicago, they're calling it "Life-Threatening". How dramatic.

  2. Wow, I am so very glad I live in California where today it reached 60 and was absolutely gorgeous! I will be willing some sunshine and warm weather your way. Good luck making it through this storm!

  3. Oh, gotta love the winter. I think our town has been shut down about 6 times this winter due to snow so far. No ice storms yet.