Saturday, February 08, 2014

Arctic fuckery

First - thank you to all of you who have posted and emailed me well wishes. The kiddo is stable, in the hospital, and things are kind of up in the air because of...

SNOWPOCALYPSE!

What is snowpocalypse? It's when several inches of snow hit, in three rounds of storms, and you live in a part of the country where this rarely happens.

We were supposed to have a meeting Friday about where he does next, but guess what? When a government office shuts down here - even in cases of emergencies with children - they don't work from home. Seriously. So we are in a holding pattern and that means...

Two words: stir crazy. It's supposed to swiftly turn to freezing rain. Yuck. There have been 900 accidents reported in the past couple of days (typically 3-5 a day happen in the county where we live.) Even most of the major roads haven't been sanded, because so many of them need it and we only have so much equipment, not having to deal with this very often.

Luckily, Mr. RK learned to drive in the Midwest in exactly this weather, so when we have had to slip out to stock up on cat food, I have been in good hands.

We stopped by the lake - well, now it's an ice rink...
Even my cats are anxious. They know something's up, as it's extremely bright outside (hence, Vasil ran around like a nut this morning at 5 a.m., thinking it was obviously time for breakfast) and we're home waaaaaaaaaay more than normal.

So desperate times call for desperate measures:
And just so you can all snicker, I am supposed to go visit my family in - guess where? - FUCKING MINNESOTA Thursday. No offense to you Minnesotans, but I'm kind of tired of the snow right now.

Ever feel that the universe is laughing at you?

18 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear the kiddo's okay. I want to say "it never rains but it pours" but that doesn't sound quite right. How about "it never snows but it blizzards" instead?

Lee said...

Boy! I can understand you being sick of the snow..and Minnesota in this weather wouldn't appeal, that's for sure...no offense, as you say, to Minnesotians!

I'd hate to have to drive in that kind of weather. And one would have to be experiences to be able to handle it skillfully; so you're lucky you have Mr. RK...in more ways than one, I would say!

I hope kiddo continues doing okay and all will be ship-shape with him soon.

Abby said...

Glad the kiddo's stable, sorry he's in the hospital. Sounds rough. I hope he continues to improve.

Yeah, all this snow. Dang winter. Drive safely and keep that catnip handy!

Birdie said...

I would fear for my life if I ran out of cat food during a storm.

I didn't know Friskies had a "Party Mix".

Granny Annie said...

When a storm is coming the first thing I buy is animal food. There is no mixing and matching. Cats must have cat food, the dog must have dog food, the chickens must have chicken food. The worst thing is that the dog will eat all of it. Have you ever seen what happens to a dog who eats cat food and chopped corn? It is not a pretty site.

Charles Gramlich said...

I try occassionally to laugh at myself with the universe, because it hates to laugh alone.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'll swap your snow for the torrential rain storms we are having here in the UK.

Nice photo of you both, even if you do both look friggin' freezing! Yeah don't worry about food for yourselves just make sure the cats are okay! Ha!

G. B. Miller said...

First off, let me get the snarkiness out of the way (for those of you who don't know me, I'm from Connecticut, where snowfall is often measured by how much a car is buried in the driveway).

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! YOU SILLY WEST COAST PEOPLES!!!!! YOU SLAY ME!!!!!

Now, to continue. Glad to hear that the youth gone wild is now youth gone mild (hopefully).

lgsquirrel said...

Forget the cats ....don't forget to leave more nuts for the squirrels! Oh, and make sure you feed yourselves too. Wishing the kiddo gets well soon and wishing you and Mr.RK a sunny Minnesota.....with this crazy weather - it may happen.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Glad that everything is fine now. The snow is beautiful for the eye, but so unpractical if you have to leave the house. In my country I haven't seen a single snowflake for more than a year.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Glad to hear the kiddo is okay. Seeing as how I got a cold last week while it was the coldest it's been in months (-14) and I was freezing my ass off in my own house while feeling miserable, yes, I'd say sometimes I feel like the universe is laughing in my big stupid face.

Dexter Klemperer said...

Party Mix for cats? No wonder they're hungry at 5:00 a.m. February in Minnesota should be outlawed.

Rock Chef said...

Hope Kiddo is well soon!

Yeah, the weather is really messing with us at the moment:

"Don't believe in Climate Change? How about I snow all over your ass? And you Brits, I am just gonna rain on you until your stupid little island is just one pile of mush! Believe it now?"

Lynn said...

Yeah - I don't think I'd like that much snow either. We also don't know how to drive in it. Keep safe!

Cheryl said...

I agree with you. Enough already with the snow.

Minnesota...holy crap...if you visit your family in any month that isn't in the summer...they owe you. They owe you big.

Ileana said...

I was recently in Minnesota freezing my butt off for youth hockey (and it was worth every minute of it)...but let me tell you, they think it's warm when it hits the 20s there. Luckily I left before they went below zero but I feel for you. Drink lots of cafecitos! So happy to know things are returning to normal on the home front.

DWei said...

As a Canadian I feel no pity or remorse for your plight. Only a smug sense of superiority and pretentiousness.

Mike_D said...

I'd have to agree with Miller on this one...silly west coasters!

But seriously...doesn't catnip make cats MORE excited?

Safe trip, talk to you soon!