By Joe Winters
A Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Warning, Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory, and Wind Chill Advisory are all in effect through the day today for parts of eastern Iowa. Generally, 1-4" of new snow is expected today combined with very strong northwest winds of 25-40 MPH.
The warnings issued for today are NOT for high snow amounts, they have been issued for the strong winds. The winds will blow new snow around and may create whiteout conditions, especially in rural areas. http://www.kcrg.com/weather
OOOO I WANTED to sleep in but, since this storm is coming....I have a feeling Maddi (Half-pint) and I will be going to bed early...WE ALWAYS LOSE POWER!!! They have called off school and I was SMART and didn't even send her this morning. I thought, an hour on the bus to get to school, then an hour on the bus to get home....and I KNOW they will do an early dismissal and TADA....THEY DID JUST THAT!!!LOL...
So here I am this morning, feeling like LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE....just call me Caroline, gathering up wood from the yard and Bob's (PA's, or shall we say Charles) shop, charging batteries and flashlights, hunting for candles, and the radio. I have everything ready. Including the plug in land line that works when we lose electricity so I can call out if I have too.
Also, both Maddi (Half-pint) and I have showered/bathed and I had to leave her water in the tub because the well works on electricity so we won't have any water to flush the toilet....ROFLOL
Then, I have a big jug of water for drinking, a big pitcher of kool aid made for Maddi (Half-pint) and I even made Cheesy Chicken with Rice for us to eat during the day, thank you ANNA for that recipe. Steele, our Dog, (or Jack) has been fed and watered and is hunkered down in Bob's (PA'S) shop.
WHEW!!!! All that before 10:00am.....Now it's time to sit down and chill out and wait for the storm and the electricity to go out....LOL
If you don't hear from me for awhile, you will know we have no power. Last time we had NO POWER for THREE DAYS!!! And it SUCKED!!!
I'm still coughing like crazy but my head is clearing and my sweet Kristi (MARY) has Influenza A and possibly pneumonia, however she is at her Dad's in town and staying there.
All my love and hugs, Amy (but today, call my Caroline Ingalls....LOL)