Bummed and Down
Sunday, February 07, 2010
I have to say I am really tired of winter now. We got over 24" of snow over the weekend and DD and SIL got around 34" at their place over in VA. I surrender..... put up the white flag.
I woke up with my rotator cuff bothering in my left shoulder so not much shoveling going on for me. DH woke up with a bad cold but he went out and at least shoveled a small path down the driveway to the 4-wheel drive car parked there. Neighbor helped him a bit so that was good and we are thankful for such wonderful neighbors. The snowplows went by sometime in the night and so the road is clear now too. The wall of snow and ice though is tough to tackle at the end of the driveway though. But DH got it done. And I am thankful that our electricity did not go out like so many others.
I was of course worried about my kids. DS called yesterday and today and he is fine. He is able to walk to work so no problem there. He offered to come over and help but the roads are terrible and his car is definitely not built for ice and snow. I had to smile. Since his own healthy lifestyle journey started, he is always asking for food and exercise advice. In the last 1.5 years, he has turned his unhealthy habits around. He has lost the 60 or more pounds he gained while away at school. He picked his present apt because he could walk to the gym and works out hard there at least 4 days a week. He no longer eats any junk food. Once he decides on something, he just does it and never varies. It just takes sometime on occasion to get him started. LOL Hmmm, sound familiar. Anyway, since yesterday was his birthday he treated himself to his fav snack.... chips and salsa. His roommates were shocked since all he ever eats is healthy fresh vegs with his salsa. He explained that it was his BDAY and he was celebrating the only way he could since he was snowed in. LOL He would have been useful shoveling though since he is chisled.
DD called too. She and SIL were worried about the roof on their barn/shed yesterday since the guy they bought their place from was a lazy SOB and took every shortcut possible. But we hoped that he put in a better job than usual since the 30x40ft shed held all his equipment, etc when he lived there. Well, our worst fears were realized this AM. She called to say the roof collapsed under the weight of the 34" of snow they got. The only good thing is that the end where the horses' stalls are was OK. They have three horses... two old and special guys and one younger PIA. If anything happened to her special pony.... well that would have been tragic for all of us. I am sure they were busy today shoveling out their driveway which is a good 800 ft long. I think they will have plenty of time to finish that chore. They live on a very little road in a very rural area and I am sure that road will not see a plow all week. Good thing they have 2.5 cords of wood. I am hoping the insurance comes through for them. Not much spare money for the newlyweds.
So it just has been a bummer of a day. I wanted to be able to rush over and help out DD and SIL but am stuck here. It is crummy feeling to not be able to help out my babies.
But she is a married woman now and has her own DH to travel the tough roads with her. I will just be happier when I can see her again and give her a big
My cousin in KC, KS must have felt my vibs because she called this afternoon out of the blue. We talked about everything and anything for over an hour. That perked me up some. She is my oldest cousin and we are more like sisters. So it was great to share stories and laughs with her.
More snow expected Tue/Wed. I am counting the days until I travel to TX to visit MOM.