Monday, March 3, 2014

Getting Back into the Swing of Things...

I have to admit, things are pretty slow around here these days. We are just ramping up to get back into some sort of normal schedule after our adventures last week, but it looks like this week may be a full week without interruption. You have to imagine how much disruption nature can cause not only on individuals, but businesses as well! I think my office was open for a total of 10 hours last week...crazy! (I'm sad I missed it since I love blizzard days at home - it's the perfect time to be comfortable and snuggle with the dog a lot!)

Baker Lake blizzard - Feb 28, 2014


Our Friday blizzard meant that school was closed right off the bat so Jeff got to stay home all day, but I had to go in for 2 hours before our office closed. I have to say, driving home in whiteout conditions is pretty darn scary! Thankfully it's a relatively short drive so we were safe and cozy just after 11. The storm blew around until Saturday afternoon, at which point the sun came out and it was a quiet evening.

Days/weeks like this past one where the storms seem never-ending, really drive home the fact that we are pretty isolated. When you can't fly in/out of the community, and the shelves in the stores start to look really bare because planes can't drop off supplies...it's a little disconcerting. Thankfully, we have warm houses and plenty of food and water (yay we didn't run out) so we don't have anything to worry about - but still, makes you appreciate the conveniences of being accessible! Just in case!

If we've said it once, we will continue to say it - we are so appreciative for all the things we tend to take for granted in the south. It truly is the simple things that make such a world of difference.

-L


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