All roads are officially closed here in Northern Illinois. We are in a state of emergency and the National Guard is coming. And there’s 6 more inches coming before this is over.
The people who have insisted on going out are really messing things up. The plows have had to stop because there are so many stranded cars on the roads they can’t plow. C’mon people!
I opened my door, looked outside – and closed the door. You don’t even know where to start. I tried to get a picture for you, but I can’t get a good picture. When I open the door, there is a barrier of foot of snow, on the top stair. I closed the door and started thinking about things I’m thankful for –
I’m thankful that I am in a house.
I am thankful that I have heat and power.
I am thankful that I have plenty of food.
I am thankful for coffee.
I am thankful that companies and schools have closed and are not requiring people to risk their lives.
I am thankful that I have snow gear to stay warm when I do get out there to start dealing with this.
I am thankful that I have the health and energy to deal with this.I am thankful that my daughter took her dog.
I am thankful that my loved ones are all safe.
OK, I’m ready. Let’s see what can be done. I’ll talk to you later!
Stay Home! Stay safe. Stay warm.
Take your time and don’t hurt yourself. If you are out of shape, take it in small bits. Be careful. In this area, an ambulance can’t even get to you.
- “Quinn calls out National Guard” and related posts (capitolfax.com)
- The Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011 From Chicago (socyberty.com)
So glad to hear you are one of the smart ones who realizes the danger in going outside right now Carole. Also pleased you have all you need to be comfortable at home and are aware of your blessings. I do hope that things get better there soon.
This situation in Illinois is a good example why being prepared for emergencies is so important, whether for home,vehicle,camping,hiking,etc. and why staying healthier is always a great idea!
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