Thursday, March 1, 2007
Hey. We are right in the middle of the blizzard. Not as bad as I thought it would be, but the winds are definitely up around 50mph and the snow is blowing sideways, along with a fair number of branches off my many trees. Despite having the flu, I managed to shovel, unload two snow blowers out of my pickup, get pizza and an adjustment from my big, hairy chiropractor. I’m now exhausted and cold, laying in bed trying to decide between watching any other inferior movie, or Apollo 13, for thousandth time. Tough call, since I just watched Apollo 13. You know, I think I watch it every time Blondie mentions Jim Lovell, which is quite often and cool for me since he’s my idol.
Well, the wind is howling so bad I am going to have to break out the headphones and hoe-shit, we nearly lost power just now. I think the tree in front is pulling the gooseneck off of the house just like last winter. Going to be a cold night, dammit. Later.
UPDATE: I will always remember this storm as the flu blizzard. My little girl has been sick for several days. My oldest girl started complaining yesterday. I've been down for 2-3 days and feel worse tonight than any time since getting sick. It's 4:30 in the morning right now, the blizzard is howling and my oldest just puked all over the place. PW tied a towel around her head like a vomit ninja and cleaned up the puke while I stumbled around on the legs of a rubber chicken, mumbling things like, "We need more towels" and "You missed a spot". We put buckets and towels next to the kids. PW is sleeping now and I am standing sentinel over the house and sick kids, or more accurately, sitting on the couch, blogging while I sneeze and blow my nose. My stomach is churning, but I'm not sure if it's from the flu, the half a large pizza I ate tonight, the sight of my son's half sprayed around the room, or from watching the last 20 minutes of a really stupid movie called Broken Arrow. Whatever, I'm gonna get some nachos and a cuppa coffee.