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Thursday, February 3, 2011
We survived the Blizzard of 2011! It was unlike anything I have ever been through before. The wind in the middle of the night was very intense and really rather scary. It was like a hurricane with snow. Once I figured out the snowplows weren't getting through, I was a bit nervous. It's nerve-wracking to think if you have an emergency, you are on your own. We had a Civil Emergency or Civil Danger Warning. They said roads were impassable. We couldn't even see where our roads were. Even the freeway was closed down. Many people were stranded in their vehicles and had to spend the night in them. A few people were rescued by snowmobilers. Finally, yesterday we saw a snowplow and they made a narrow path which made me feel so much better. The sun came out and the dig out began. That is my son shoveling the end of the driveway. He looks happy, don't ya think? He was a real trooper! We even managed to have a bit of fun while shoveling. We are on our second day of no school and the roads are not great but better. Yesterday was eerily quiet. No cars out, just the hum of snowblowers and a few voices outside. Today there are a few cars out. I think tomorrow life will be back to normal somewhat. Today though I will be reading, cooking and doing some laundry and enjoying the sunshine! This storm is one for the record books. I know I for one won't ever forget it!