I haven't left my house since getting home from work on Wednesday evening. Oscar's mom and bro came by today to ask about snow chains, because they're planning to drive down to Utah on Monday (insert lols here? aka I don't think the trip is going to happen). His mom said that the roads were basically either snow, sheets of ice, or patches of black ice that looked like clear road that people would accelerate over and fishtail.
So! The story of the week so far:
Oscar and I carpooled into work on Tuesday, which is usually our night to have Tristan. I went to pick O up from work a half hour earlier than usual, for to beat the traffic. Ha. Beat traffic, haha. We had decided to stop at Lowe's on the way home to get a kerosene heater and some kerosene, in case the power goes out and we don't want to freeze like popsicles. Robert, O's brother, had gone to pick up some firewood in Mukilteo and was then going to pick Tristan up at 6.
Robert gets stuck in Mukilteo, calls Oscar from the firewood place, and says that he can't get there and we'll have to pick him up. However, we're stranded in stop and go traffic on I-5 and are no closer than he is, so Oscar calls Kresha to ask if she can go pick him up. She's still in Northgate at work, but is still closer than we are, so she goes to pick him up. Rather than staying on I-5, we decide to take Aurora, because a) Lowe's is on Aurora and b) it'll probably be quicker to take Northgate and go north, than take 130th and go south.
Aurora was stop and go as well. So, I'm at the wheel, and Oscar calls the Montessori to tell them that Kresha's on her way but is running late. They say that everyone else is, too. We get to Lowe's, my blood sugar is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaashing, I snack on some dried apples. Kresha ends up taking Tristan for the night, switching us for Wednesday. We go in to get the kerosene heater. We decide to go to Costco while we're at it, so we head up to Costco and stock up on groceries. We get frozen yogurt with strawberries even though it's below freezing outside.
Wednesday we carpooled into work, and Oscar bused home early since T's school let out early. I waited until traffic calmed down and headed home around 6:30.
I pondered going into work on Thursday, but after looking at the laundry list of suspended bus routes on the metro website, decided against it. Same with yesterday. I kinda feel like a wuss, because it sounds like a lot of people DID brave the streets and go into work. But hey. I'm a wuss. Am I a wuss? Hehe.
We're supposed to go get a tree, and pick up stuff at the mall, and obtain snow chains.. but it's supposed to snow again (hard) tonight, and every place O has called is out of snow chains, and JC Penney may close early..
Not even sure if we're going to go out today, either.
Oscar's still calling places to see if anyone has snow chains, but everyone he's called (for the past hour) is out. I wonder why. :P There was going to be a winter solstice event at a friend of mine's house tomorrow, FIVE BLOCKS AWAY, and that's been canceled because most people going don't live just five blocks away.
And yes, it was just decided that we're not going out today. It's coming down pretty hard now.
I think it will be an evening of wine, BSG, computer games, cuddling, hot sexxors, and knitting. Though not necessarily in that order. :D
Hope everyone's safe! SNOWPOCALYPSE 2008 FTW!!#!#