As I write this, we are in the midst of the worst blizzard that I've witnessed since the winter of 1997. There's a one-hundred car pile-up on I94 and visibility in the city is approximately 50 yards.
We are all home and safe, and I hope that all of you and yours are as well.
I looked out the window this morning and thought that the local meteorologists were confused about the forecast. I wasn't concerned about the weather, so I loaded up Murray, drove to daycare and arrived home with no trouble; despite the temps and wind. I ran some errands, and only an hour later, I walked to my car to find that the conditions were worse than I expected. I finished my stops and landed in a tired heap on the couch. At one-thirty, I looked outside and realized that I had better pick up Murray before the worst hit. Thirty minutes, blowing snow, and icy roads later, we arrived at home safely (seven miles round trip).
Some things I think about blizzards and the people who live here:
1: We are hearty people, and should be used to horrible conditions. I beg you, SLOW DOWN AND STOP TEXTING! If this is impossible, than please stay home.
2: If you are an employer and haven't let your staff leave, I find that absurd. Even the regional Law Enforcement is pleading for people to stay put; they can't respond to emergencies without risking their own lives.
3: For those of you who don't have a choice but to travel: Please, please drive with caution. The conditions are horrible and I would hate to hear of another accident.
As Murray said today, "It's nasty weather out there!"
Stay safe, warm, and alive,