We crawled home about 30 mph and underneath all the snow was a thick layer of ice, which made it even more treacherous. Once home, we breathed a sigh of relief and curled up into bed. Ahhhh!
When we woke up this morning, it was STILL snowing... and blowing... and no signs of stopping! Here is the view out the front window. It kept on snowing all day long, and even now as I write this at 2:30 I can't tell if it stopped snowing and is just blowing around, or is it more coming down?
I think we need to change our scenery... think we need a little GREEN?
Our original plans were to leave on Friday to head south toward Texas. But now looking at the weather maps, as soon as this storm passes, we might have a window of a day and a half to get out and get south as fast as we can! So Wednesday morning will be a better starting date.
We had hoped to stop at weaving buddy Rosie's in Bethel and also RVing buddies Sam and Donna near St. Louis, MO but are now thinking we better keep on going and get south as far as we can as fast as we can. Last time we stopped at Sam and Donna's we arrived just after a big ice storm, and left just skirting ahead of another one by just hours--- Wheewwww!
So perhaps we will stop there on the way back instead. Sorry guys, but I am thinking the next storm that is building out to the west will hamper us if we delay. I think we are looking for sunshine and sand of the Gulf ????? Maybe we will swing east and hit up Florida and see the folks too. Who knows where the wind will blow us?
We have the neighbors watching the house on all three sides, a friend looking after the plants, and I have been loading up stuff for the motorhome all day. I tried to trudge one trip through the snowdrifts in the backyard to the motorhome... one trip was enough! So now I will wait for Steve to get home from work and either snowblow a path there, or else back up the rig closer to our door to load it up.
Once the non-freezable stuff is loaded and stowed, we can go to bed, keeping a careful eye on the weather channel. In the morning, if the roads are clear and the winds died down, we only have to toss in the last few things, the laptops, the tablet and our doggers... and off we go!
Oh P.S. to any potential robbers, there is nothing left in the house worth stealing, we even take the tv's with us in the rig. LOL plus the neighbors will call the cops in 2 seconds if seeing anything suspicious so don't even try. We live 2 blocks from the police department and 4 blocks from the sheriff's office. Nuff said.
I forgot to get a post done since last Sunday... our friends Mel and Paula are back from their trip south and came over to check out our house. They gave it their seal of approval and decided we made a good choice.
Besides toting over a batch of tenderloins from their wonderful meat market in Wausau... they brought us a bottle of champagne!
Can you imagine Steveio opening it up aiming RIGHT at the chandelier????? I stopped him just in time and made him change the direction of the bottle while he popped the cork! Whew!
We enjoyed a wonderful meal of grilled steaks and all the fixens... and a cozy gathering around the diningroom table filled with good friendship, laughs, and warmth of being together again.
(sorry Paula, next time we will move the chair out of your face)
I made up fresh berries over angelfood cakes and ice cream for dessert... plus Paula brought Steveio a pan of rice krispie bars (of course) which were gone by 5pm the next day! What a cheesy grin, eh?
Monday morning we had another delightful visit, from weaving friends Karen and Ellis York. They had been up in Appleton to see a show their son was in, and stopped by to check out our house on their way back home. We gabbed and did the loom-looking and fiber things, and gave them the nickel tour of the house too. I forgot to take any pics! After a cup of coffee they had to be on their way (too soon!) but left us a bottle of locally made wine from Galena Illinois called Niagara Grape wine. Do all of our friends think we are alcoholics? LOL ! We will bring it along on our vacation and enjoy a glass from our lawn chairs, relaxing in the warmth and sunshine???
As we plan our escape, I am hoping to find time to stop in and see some RVers and weavers along the way... if we get close to your area, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can do a meet up~!
Well, time to post this and say Bon Voyage!
Touring in our land yacht as sailors on the concrete sea....