We didn't get as much as the Denver area, but we got plenty to satisfy us for awhile! They say it's the fourth largest amount of snowfall in one storm in Denver's history. That's hard for me to grasp. My sister was to leave yesterday to be with all of her kids and grandkids in Idaho, but cannot get out until Tuesday. At least they'll be there for the youngest one's birthday on Thursday (barring another disaster!)
We were in good shape for groceries and only ran out of bread. I can always make bread! But I didn't have to. The university closed for an unprecedented second day - probably because it's closed Monday-Wednesday for Christmas (or the holidays, as they politically correctly term it). It was a blessing for me, since that's a Grandma day and their mommy was home!
But Mommy was getting cabin fever (Kristen, of Mama's So Called Life), so I offered to take all 3 to our regularly-scheduled trip to the library. DC has so kindly backed my van into the garage so I wouldn't get stuck trying to get out of the driveway. We're trying to figure out how everyone's going to park in the circle for Christmas dinner at our house. It's a challenge, even when there's no snow. We may suggest they park at our church a mile away and we'll bus them in!
If you missed the original story, go to the previous post. There was a lot of melting yesterday. I braved the mess, as I mentioned. A combination of three factors - huge amounts of snow, lousy road cleaning resulting in one-lane traffic,
and people panicking with only 2 days until Christmas - caused it to be far less than enjoyable! I did get stuck twice on my sister's street and had to be pushed by 4 helpful Good Samaritans!
*Note: They finished the wrapping - too bad I don't have shots of that adventure! Now they are riding the sparka with Grandpa. A sparka is a Swedish sled-like device - I don't know how we were fortunate enough to end up with this priceless heirloom from Grandpa, who is in heaven (see September 30-October 3).
I don't think I can get any more accomplished here, so I will sign off and wish you all the most blessed Christmas ever. May His peace dwell in our hearts, even though there is very little in our world. Blessings!