December 14, 2008

O. M. G.


There ARE houses across the street, but you wouldn't know it from looking outside this morning. This is definitely the worst storm I've ever seen.

This morning Eric was scheduled to work overtime from 9 to noon. I got up this morning at 7 to feed Alex (who, btw, slept from 10 pm to 7 am!) and I called his work's weather line to see if they were open and they were. So Eric got up to start shoveling the driveway. I told him that I didn't think he should try to make it to work but he was determined to try because he had someone waiting on him for a ride.

While he was out there I took a peek out the window to check on him and could not see him anywhere! I was starting to get a little worried, thinking maybe he passed out from the cold. But then I open the door and see him running toward the house from the street. I was wondering what the heck he was doing! Then I see someone running behind him. Apparently a young woman had gotten her car stuck in the middle of the street!

Eric invited her in to call a tow truck and we chatted for a bit. She is 8 weeks pregnant and was so relieved that Eric saw her! I was irritated with Eric for trying to go to work this morning but now I see that God had a plan and I'm so glad that Eric was out there and found her. Poor girl. I would have been totally freaked out! There's no way she could have stayed in her car. She was barely dressed warm enough and there are wind chills of -40 outside! I made everyone omelettes and coffee and just felt good inside. You know, it always feels good to be able to lend a helping hand.

The girl's boyfriend tried to come to her rescue and also got stuck! So they called their friend who has a big truck to come get them both.

Needless to say, Eric did end up deciding not to go to work after all. So we're officially snowed in... and we have no milk. We are dumb. I almost went out yesterday to grab some but was being lazy. I don't even know if we'll be able to drive around town until tomorrow afternoon. I'll have to figure something out for breakfast tomorrow because we don't even have any eggs left either.

Anyway, I better get going. Marah needs me to wipe her butt :)


  1. Ashley, I think of you often with your young family. You are in my prayers and I believe that God will take care of you all. I amglad that we do not have much winter here. I hate cold weather. I love you and love seeing your blog. Keep it up.

  2. :O wow! that is scary. and COLD. is it a blizzard, or just a storm. and wow, i'm so glad you guys were able to help her! poor thing!

    cool pic, though. ;)

    off, to go read that link you put up!

  3. You guys are crazy! You should move to San Diego!

  4. I want to come play in the snow!!! Although on a more serious note i hope you guys stay safe and warm and that if eric has to work tomorrow driving conditions are better :)

  5. you have no idea how jealous i am.

  6. You could always come to Virginia! We have snow a couple of times a year, but we have the other three seasons too!


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