Thursday, February 3, 2011

Housebound

It's been three days since the Blizzard of 2011, which dumped 2 feet of snow on the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.  We spent yesterday shoveling snow off of the driveway, all the way to the ruts in the streets so that Mr. H could try to get to work this morning.  He's an accountant and he needs to be at work to pay bills.  He works in the middle of downtown Tulsa, which can be really tricky in snowy weather because all of the skyscrapers cause shadows on the streets and the snow doesn't melt easily.  He did make it this morning but said there was still a ton of snow on the streets in downtown.  My back wheel drive Jeep would do horrible in that.  Luckily, his Honda Accord drives really well in the snow. 

The horrible thing about today is that its -18 degree windchill right now.  The actual air temperature is -3 degrees.  That stinks because the boys are out of school and now they can't even go outside to play in the snow.  Guess what that means. 

A lot more of this:
Playing XBox Live.  I have a rule in our house that the boys can't play XBox unless the weather is bad.  In other words, if the weather is nice outside, they need to be playing outside in the sunshine.  I've always been scared the boys would turn into those kids that never leave the TV and only play video games.  Not in our casa!

But when the weather stinks like it does, they get sooo bored.  At least this way, they can play video games with their buddies who are also stuck at home.  They've also been playing with a kid in Kansas and a kid in Chicago.  The kid in Chicago was telling them that the other night they had a blizzard with thunder and lightening.  It said it was crazy!

Small Fry has been working on the state report he was assigned the last day they had school.  He thought it was awesome that randomly his teacher gave him the state of Alabama.  We live in Oklahoma but absolutely love the state of Alabama and anything associated with it.  See, my Momma is one of 12 kids. She  was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, a small town just south of Birmingham.  She was the 10th child, which means I have aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins all over the entire state.  My Momma even has a nephew older than her. Big families are so funny that way!  Anyway, we are huge University of Alabama fans and our dog is even named Alabama Tide "Allie" for short. 

So, we've had fun researching everything about Alabama.  It's even the place we always vacation, Gulf Shores, Alabama.  If you've never been there, you have to go.  It is unbelievably beautiful.  I could sure use a beach vacation after sitting here stuck in the house with 2 feet of snow on the ground all week. 

I've actually been really good about being stuck.  The only thing I'm starting to panic about is the toilet paper.  We are down to 4 rolls and I've warned the boys about wasting it if you know what I mean ;).  It's the little things you take for granted.  Also, my fat free half and half for my coffee is running out.  That could result in a dire situation.

Apparently, our Wal-mart has been closed and its the only grocery store we have here in smalltown, Oklahoma.  A lot of people here in town work at the Wal-Mart distribution center 30 minutes from here and it is closed until Friday, which means no new deliveries until tomorrow.  Ugh.  You don't realize how dependent you are on Wal-mart until the trucks can't get here.  I hate that feeling of being dependent on one store for everything.  I wish small towns would thrive again with stores each offering different things.  Our Wally World is the only store with anything at all here.  Scary.

I'm not about to ask Mr. H to drive even further than he has already.  There is nothing between our small town and downtown Tulsa.  Well, there is north Tulsa and I don't care to send him to a store there as its not the best area of town. 

Guess, we'll make due with what we have here in the house.  It's a good thing I'm a freak about having enough food at all times.  We're pretty covered in the food department.  We'll just have to use some creativity! HA!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm not a big fan of WalMart, ours is always out of everything and you have to wait in line for 30 minutes or more to check out. But like you are options are limited. Hope you all have a great weekend, thanks for the kind comment!

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