Monday, January 28, 2008

Sorry to bust your bubble, but snow is NOT FUN!

k this is the road conditions. The circles with lines in the middle are the CLOSED highways. Keep in mind many more closed after this update.
K. Let me break it down for you.

Yesterday we had a blizzard. Last night it rained I think and snowed, but it was warm. Then it was cold. What does that all add up to? ICE! So I wake up..........hear the ENORMOUS wind gusts, decide to leave 15 minutes early. WELL, good thing, I showed up to work just like 2 minutes before 8:00 when normally I'm there at least 5 minutes early. The drive was NOT fun. The roads appeared to be fine, then when you try to speed up you feel your car getting out of control. It also doesn't help that you're listening to the radio hearing how people are sliding off the road and rolling their cars over on the exact interstate that REBECCA drives everyday. Well, thank goodness I got there fine. Things just kept getting worse and Clay called to leave me a message that a boy in his class had JUST come from Idaho Falls to Rexburg and passed 7 cars that had slid off the road. Roads were CLOSING all over the place and the roads were basically just black ice. Even in town it was bad. I was told I could spend the night at Patty and Paul's (my in-laws who live 5 minutes from work) and borrow Patty's clothes for the next day and stuff. I didn't know WHAT to do. I got in my car, said a quick prayer, was planning to go to Winco on my way home...got to Winco, was 5 feet away from my car and turned around and got back in it because over and over in my head was, "it's just not worth it, it's just not worth it". IT JUST IS NOT WORTH THE RISK! Can you imagine if I got in an accident? What is my excuse? The fact of the matter is, I KNEW the dangers of the roads, so there is no excuse and I just decided I wanted to stay safe. Besides, Clay will be at work until 9:00 for his first training. Oh yeah, I guess I made the right choice because half of the highway turned out to get closed, that I go on everyday, because of how bad it was. Obviously it was just getting worse. I didn't want to be a part of any accident that causes a road to close. All in all, summer better hurry up because I am SO DONE with winter. I don't mean to be a drag, it's just the way it is. So right now, I am at Patty and Paul's. They are so sweet, they are ALWAYS checking on me to make sure I am getting places safely and that i'm doing okay.

Well, work is good. I am getting to be pretty quick at tax returns. My fellow intern, Berny, has been commenting on how quickly I get things done. "You're already done with that?" Those type of comments. I am starting to think I should slow down. They don't always have stuff for me to do. Next week it will really liven up though because everyone will have their W-2's. I really feel like I'm starting to get stuff and things make a lot more sense to me than they did in the beginning. I still despise waking up so early and driving so much. I would definitely rather be home raising children and keeping up a house. Work stinks.

Man, my blogs have turned boring and pessimistic. You just wait until summer. I'll be happy all the time! Love you all! Stay safe and warm and happy.

12 comments:

Cara_Fardales said...

hey girly you are so smart for just bring safe. I am happy you are getting faster at tax returns. SO EXCITING!!! I miss ya girl be safe summer is just around the corner!!!

Cara_Fardales said...

lol sorry about above i meant being safe. tehehe

Megan and Greg said...

Wow, you must be a talented driver. I don't know how to drive in the snow. I can't believe you drive on ICE! Wow! You should teach me! I was thinking how you'd laugh at the snow here and how I was afraid to drive in it. Probably NOTHING to you! I'm glad you're safe. I can't believe that's just the way it is over there. And you're right, it's not worth the risk.

Megan and Greg said...

Oh yeah, I'm glad work is good. I knew it would get that way. And don't slow down if you don't want to. It will only look good if people call them about you and they say how fast you were. That will be good. Well, anyway.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh Danielle. In our 4 inch snow weather, that has started to melt- I was afraid to drive to thurston, and my heart was beating the whole time- well you knwo what i mean- hard. I was so scared, -hahhahah- and I thought- I can't believe danielle and Clay drive in this. You must be an amazing driver, it's funny to think that you have become accustomed to snow weather, you are an Idahoan. Well, I'm glad you stayed at Patty and Pauls, so did you end up wearing the same clothes to work the next day? or what? I'm glad work is good, I knew you would get faster and better at it in a jiff. I know what you mean about wanting to be home with kids- I love you.

Emily said...

Oh, that sounds awful! Way to be on the safe side, though. I know the feeling of winter seeming to be never ending in Rexburg. I am so sorry!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

It is good to listen to the still small voice. Good job. Take care of yourself and stay close to Heavenly Father and you'll be okay. I love you and you're right it is hard to drive on ice. continue to take the safe way. grandma

Susan, Blain & kids said...

GLad you could take refuge at Patty's. Not to disappoint you but Feb will probably be about the same and then it starts to get better March, so you have something to look forward to. I am glad work is getting better.
Love you guys
Susan

Susan, Blain & kids said...

GLad you could take refuge at Patty's. Not to disappoint you but Feb will probably be about the same and then it starts to get better March, so you have something to look forward to. I am glad work is getting better.
Love you guys
Susan

Sharon/mom said...

Wow! I am so sorry about the snow!!
That is cool that you are getting faster. I said to dad that you are probably the only one that is surprised you are fast at it!! Your blogs aren't pessimistic. Just a nice place to vent!!! I love you sooo much. I am going to call you tonight I hope, I am going to book my flight to Idaho so I can go with Rebecca to disneyland. soooo I will see you too on your b-day! I need to talk to you about staying with you for a few days. I love you!!!

Cara_Fardales said...

hey girl no i was just having a weird day. I have been feeling ill lately. That day my best friend and ex- stepsister has been ignoring me and i didnt know why. I realized though i shouldn't let things get to me so easy. Life is good and i just need to live it the best i can and be the best i can. I love you and i hope you are well and i totally understand about the busy issue.

Cara_Fardales said...

Hey girl yeah i do love getting all dressed up for him!! I love him so much! Anyways i posted some pics of that night check em out hehe!