This morning would have been an awesome day to work, if there wasn't a foot of snow and ice on the ground, and it wasn't 15 degrees outside, and if the forecast didn't predict a foot or more of MORE snow and ice coming.
It would also be a GREAT day to stay home and cozy up to a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a book, wrapped in a quilt and leaning on a big pillow -- if I had such luxuries.
I woke up at 11 AM. My water is still frozen, so we have no water. What water we have stored in the refrigerator is almost gone, and it is COLD in the rickety, falling apart mobile home that has no central heat or A/C. I have one very small space heater in my bedrooms. The guys are using the oven and stove for heat in the kitchen, with strict instructions that they are to turn it off and let it cool completely down at least every two hours. I don't need the element to burn out of it.
I hadn't been able to take a bath for 3 days nows. So, I loaded up a change of clothes and my toiletries and drove to mom's to use her shower. I figure if I was going to do it, I needed to do it NOW because there was more snow coming.
Mom sold me two cases of her water while I was there, and I bought a dozen of my niece's eggs. Then, I came back home to check my bank account.
All my bills have been paid until 2 days from now, except my Lot Rent. I sold all the stocks I had left ($700 worth) and am waiting for the money to settle so I can have it transferred to my bank account. This will probably take about 3 days. In the meantime, I have about $10 in my checking account, and $50 in my Uber account, waiting to be transferred.
And I have less than a quarter tank of gas in my vehicle.
I made a gallon of tea. So, now I can sit back and surf the internet until the power goes out. Hopefully it won't. I'll keep my clothes and coat on, and wrap myself in a blanket, and hug myself up to the space heater in my room. Not much else I can do. Ramen noodles, and vitamins...and vienna sausages I still have the car to snack on when I am on duty.
Waiting it out.
Have a blessed day!
Have a blessed day!