So we just had our first real blizzard since we moved here. Pretty exciting since we’ve been here for 6 1/2 years. IT. WAS. AWESOME. We were like little kids looking out the window all night last night and couldn’t go to sleep. Silly us. Adam was outside early early this morning taking pictures of the snow. It is times like this that we miss Montana a little more than usual.
Nothing against Nebraska folk, but the place literally shut down for all intensive purposes yesterday. It was GREAT!!! I mean literally shut down. Schools were closed Monday in pure anticipation of the storm. I went to deposit a check into our bank account yesterday afternoon and the bank was even closed! The pharmacies in town closed. It’s like time stood still for a bit. Now, don’t get me wrong….there was VERY heavy snow and it did get VERY windy last night. Rumor has it there was an ER call last night (thank goodness I wasn’t on call) and they couldn’t get the ambulance out of the ER bay so they had to get the guy in a truck! Our grand total snowfall was 14-15ish inches. Tons of drifts though, which are the bestest part of course.
Now today it is sunny and gorgeous out! Not a lick of wind. But I hear some schools are still closed tomorrow. Which brings me to my next point. As Adam and I lie last night listening to the wind we talked of growing up in the mountains in Montana and how we were NEVER and I mean NEVER were lucky enough to have a snow day. For those of you Montana folk reading this can verify this. I clearly recall one day when I was in 7th grade when we got one but it was because we got 3 feet of snow in a 24 hour time period otherwise, 2 feet of snow….too bad, get your butt to school. No snow days, end of story, period.
It was a totally different mind set out there. No one really cared if the roads were plowed or not…you just gave it a rip and off you went. We learned how to drive in the snow on the mountain roads. The harder it was snowing the better the skiing was.
I will say though that yesterday was AWESOME at work as most patients cancelled their appointments so I got all of my dictation caught up (sorry ms. transcriptionist) and some research stuff for a couple of patients I had been wanting to get to as well. It doesn’t matter how often you get them, snow days do rock…just like my Miss Holly above shows (who looovvveess the snow). She is so gleeful and running so fast that even Adam’s fancy camera action couldn’t catch her very clearly.