THE BLIZZARD GRINDS DOWN: So Stuck at Home... What do you do when you are stuck in the house?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 28, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    It didn't turn out too bad here.. .mostly sleet yesterday, but we are getting major snowfall here for a bit. 30 inches of snow in parts of Kansas, making it one of the worst snowfalls at any time for any winter... and a freak for March.

    What do you do when your "locked in" due to the weather? I'm going to reorganize and do some cleaning. I'd attack the bf.. but he's in Salina.
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    Mar 28, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    Quiet day to myself because of the incredible amounts of snow outside?

    Sounds like the perfect day to sit back, have some soup, and read.
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    Mar 28, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    It's miserable weather here in St.Louis--not snow, but buckets of cold rain. I'm watching movies (Quantum of Solace; Synedoche, NY), making phone calls to family and friends, thinking of maybe baking a chocolate cake (oink oink- lol).
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    Mar 28, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    I go online, and/or watch TV and DVDs. Also cleaning the house & doing laundry are productive, and catching up on little house projects.

    Had plenty of experience doing that in North Dakota, where my disabilities further kept me house-bound in bad weather (and one of the reasons I'm now in Florida).

    One time I was trapped in my townhouse for 3 days, when drifting snow that had packed against the front door kept me from opening it outwards. The lower windows were also covered over, and though I might have tried jumping from the upper windows, closing them after me and climbing back in were problems.

    On the third day the roads had cleared enough that my BF was able to drive over, bringing a shovel so he could clear my door from the outside. (My own snow shovel was in the detached community garage outside, and I doubted whether I could bail out of a back upper window, make my way through the 7-foot drifts to the garage, and shovel myself back to the door, disabled as I am. Had I failed partway I would have been in serious trouble)

    So I just occupied myself with the things I mentioned above, and also played the piano. As a veteran North Dakotan, I had plenty of food, always prepared for that possibility.
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    Mar 28, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Cleaning house...then I might make it to the gym. Maybe a good sweat in the sauna will finish off this head cold.
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    Mar 28, 2009 5:11 PM GMT

    Wish for it to stop and click on my red ruby slippers three times. icon_razz.gif