January 26, 2015

A Little Blizzard Story

In honor of the blizzard of 2015 rolling in over the coast currently, I thought I'd give you a little throwback Monday.  I wrote the following story on December 10, 2012.  No one read my blog then and it kind of fits with the weather outside.  I'll be back tomorrow with updates on this blizzard.  Don't worry about us, we have food, beer, candles and the necessary items to build a snowman.  Stay safe East Coasters.  

I take care of business.

My lovely husband was away on business, so when I got home from work, I had to deal with some duties that I wouldn't normally trust myself with.  We had a tad bit of a blizzard yesterday.  It was an awesome day because we didn't really have anything to do so we sat around in our pajamas most of the day and just relaxed.  

Hee Hee - my mailbox
Love the snow!!!!

My drive home was a little crazy today because the roads still have a bunch of packed down snow on them.  There were a few stuck semis in my path and it took me about double the amount of time to get home.  I was planning to have movie night with Annika, but after my crazy commute, I didn't think getting back in the car was a good idea.  I put on my favorite hot pink pajamas and my broken in college sweatshirt and settled in to catch up on Bravo... 

AND THE SATELLITE WAS OUT.  

That damn blizzard covered my satellite dish and none of the Bravo shows I usually DVR on Sunday nights had recorded... this was not going to fly.  I know that my father usually just hits his dish with a broom, so I decided to try this.  I stayed in my pajamas and put on my boots and headed out to the backyard to take inventory of the situation.  So what that there was about 9 1/2 vertical feet between me and the dish, we were going to resolve this situation.  

I headed back inside and grabbed a kitchen chair and a broom and made the first attempt.  I couldn't even reach the bottom. I went downstairs on a hunt for something longer and grabbed my husband's 6 foot level.  That worked and I was able to knock some snow right into my face.  I went back inside and realized that it wasn't enough.  I headed back down to the garage and found the step ladder which gave me another 7-8 inches and went back at it.  I just tapped it lightly as fast as I could without falling off the ladder.  I can't even imagine what my neighbors would have thought if they had seen me.  I know I'm not supposed to stand on the top of the step ladder, but I had my phone in my front pocket in case of emergency.  I was finally successful.  It's a little funny that I found something that couldn't be fixed with Duct Tape.

My Duck Dynasty inspiration (my brother would be proud)
My Tool Kit
I just have to say that I am quite proud of myself and I will celebrate my success with a Moose Drool Brown Ale and a peanut butter sandwich (oops, we have no food in the house.)  And most importantly, I will be able to watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills... we all know this had nothing to do with my new found independence, patience and persistence   However, I'm proud to say that I took care of business at this household tonight.  

5 comments:

  1. Necessity is the mother of invention...and risk. hahaha!

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  2. LOL- good story!! I am proud of yourself too-- I think you should grab another Moose Drool and enjoy that ale! ;)

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  3. I loved reading this- I could picture everything as you were telling how it happened. Glad you got the satellite working in the end :)

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  4. I love that beer is an essential - good choice. Is it bad that the Minnesotan part of me is a bit evil laughing that it's NOT us for once getting hammered with snow? It's actually warm here clocking in at around 40 degrees. I hope you stay warm and entertained over the next few days! Good luck!

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  5. Bahahahah... I love that you went to clean off the satellite dish! A girl after my own heart! :)

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