Monday, February 7, 2011

The Big Freeze

As many of you know we have had some crazy weather in El Paso over the last 5 days. It started on Wednesday, February 2. We knew that we were supposed to get a cold spell, but nothing prepared us for what we would wake up to. I thought I was back in Provo! It was freezing, there was snow and ice all over the roads. All excited about the fun weather I wake up and get ready for work. Although when I walked through the door I had no idea it what a crazy day it would turn into. I get to work that morning and find that I am the only one there. I listen to the messages and find that many people have already cancelled their appointments due to the weather! As the girls start to arrive I get a message from Melissa, Angela and Licci who are stuck in snow and cant get out. As the first patients arrive we find that we are going to have to cancel the day. There was no way to complete a full day with 3 assistants out. I was so excited it was my first snow day. I have lived in Utah all my life and I never remember having a snow day. I was so happy to get to spend the day with my hubby. When I got home I turned on the news and found that the city was in crisis. Stores are closed, roads are closed, water lines are frozen and they are going to implement rolling blackouts. I could not believe my ears. The day turns to the night and we hear that so many of our friends did not have power. They were freezing in their apartments. We invited many over to stay warm, but they decided to tough it out! I felt so lucky that we had heat and water. After thinking that I jinxed myself. The next day we lost water. We had literally no water, not a drop. For the first day I thought it was like an adventure, but that day rolled into 2, then 3, then 4. Man I was cranky. Luckily Sunday night rolled around and the water was restored! It has been a crazy couple of days. Thank you to all who helped us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 3 year mark! That is crazy about the weather. I would have died - I really dislike the snow! Hope all is well!