The past few days have been a really strange tango of will-it-or-won't-it blizzard, which goes to show how quickly weather changes up here. It's frustrating because you don't know if you need to get up for work or not too, ha!
The blizzard warning came out on Tuesday night that Wednesday was going to be a blizzard, but when we woke up it wasn't bad outside at all. Jeff went to work, but the schools in town were closed in anticipation of the impending blizzard, so my office closed as well. Then we got the call just before lunch that schools and work was opening for the afternoon...so, off to work I went (much to the dismay of my puppy who was thoroughly enjoying a morning of intense snuggles).
By the time we left work, the wind was starting to pick up and the blowing snow was getting stronger. Jeff made it home just as the blizzard was starting up and went through all day yesterday and well past midnight when we went to bed. We had a nice day at home yesterday, and the puppy loved all the attenion he was getting! When we got up this morning, the wind had died down but again, the warnings were up and said the blizzard was going to die out around noon and then we'll have another one starting this evening.
Well, we've been at work all morning (after a harrowing experience of trying to get the car started. It still won't start and we had to arrange for rides and the taxi, etc.) and it looks pretty sunny and clear outside - so no blizzard this morning, even though the weather forecast still says it. Wondering if it will happen this evening...if it does, I just hope it waits until Jeff is safely home!
Blizzard days are fun once in a while, but it can really cut into productivity when the office keeps closing. Fortunately I can do some work from home, but I can see how people can get really antsy being stuck inside for days on end. We also have to be really careful about water consumption in case the blizzards last for a while and no trucks can get out (we've heard of people who haven't had water for a week because of weather, and we're terrified).
Ah, the joys of living in the north!