Last week was loooOoo0ooooo00oooOooooooong. (the last word has 6 syllables, btw)
The beginning of the week was stressful enough on it's own. And thanks once again for all the love and support. Then we got the snow storm from hellishness central and our world got smaller.
The kids were home all week long because we live in the Land of Enchantment, not the Alaskan tundra for goodness sake. I mean, we get snow and ice...which lasts for a day at a time here in the city. We have snowplows, sand, salt and snow removal thingies....but not enough plumbers. When pipes freeze you cannot throw sand on them to fix them. You cannot ignore them when they freeze, cuz they are going to thaw and somebody is gonna be doing the back stroke. That's why the kids didn't go to school. More than 20 schools had frozen pipes and water was everywhere...at least we knew where the water was because someone lost our natural gas.
Not really, it was stuck in Texas somewhere and so........that's why our pipes froze. At the beginning of the "crisis weather" the natural gas company said, hey don't worry, we've got you covered, no sweat. And they meant that....no one was sweating....we were freezing. There was not enough gas to cover the "crisis" -16 degree temps and so there were whole communities that had to go without........WITHOUT heat for days. Schools, businesses, government agencies all closed and turned down their thermostats..............and then the pipes froze. We were all asked to turn our thermostats down to between 65 and 68. For us that's not an issue cuz that's where we keep our thermostat in the winter. 62 at night when we are sleeping and up to 68 at first when everyone is showering and getting ready for work and school and then when all of them are out of the house (oh wait, I don't think that has happened in months, that I get rid of all of them at one time, oh well) I turn the temp down to 65 and bundle up and keep busy. But I guess for alot of folks that isn't the way they roll normally so it was a hardship.
Are you getting the feeling that in the Land of Enchantment, we don't do this often and have shit for brains? CUZ that's what I got from all this excitement.
The first day we all had snow fun outside, then the artic blast came and the kids stayed in and it's been close quarters ever since. I swear if they don't go to school all this week I'm going looking for the missing gas in Texas all by myself. If not, I will gladly make the call to the men in white coats to give me a social call .....just for the rest and relaxation.
On each other's nerves had taken on a whole new meaning for us at Casa de Cuckoo. It ain't purdy ya'll.