Any Day I Get To Read Is A Day Where I Achieved Something Positive!

After a Thursday I would rather forget, and a Friday spent at home that I was not happy about, I managed to get motivated and get some things done around my house.

Yesterday we had a Winter Storm Warning starting at 11 am and I seriously considered leaving work to beat the storm, since I had to stop and get cat food and milk. Against my better judgment, I stayed for my whole day, and left work at 3pm. By now we had 50 mph winds, white-outs, and as I was cleaning my car off to leave work, my driver’s side wiper broke off my car. Already frozen after 4 minutes outside (wind chills were about -15) I was in the parking lot, cussing up a storm, holding my windshield wiper in my hand.

I am in Muskegon. It is a blessing being this close to the lake in the Summer, and a curse in the Winter.
I am in Muskegon. It is a blessing being this close to the lake in the Summer, and a curse in the Winter.

I found someone who was able to zip tie it onto the arm, and scared out of my mind, I began my treacherous journey home. I was afraid to leave the wipers running for fear it would break off while I was driving, so I would turn them on when I absolutely could not see anything, which was basically like leaving them on non-stop.

I got to the nearest auto parts place about 30 minutes later, and half-way to my home. I bought a new set of wipers, but they could not put them on for me. He really wanted to help me out, but it was against company policy. So by now I am in tears, frustrated, stressed, and angry. I get back in my car and continue my journey heading home, still knowing I have got to stop and get milk and cat food.

After that horrible journey home, I just needed to hug Benny!
After that horrible journey home, I just needed to hug Benny!

After an hour and a half, I made it home. I can get home from work in less than 15 minutes on a warm day. So after only working 4 days in this new year, I had to use a vacation day for today. I would not be able to get my new wipers put on before today, and I was pretty sure my car would be snowed in anyhow (it was).

So after avoiding doing anything for the majority of the morning, including getting out of bed, I figured I had better get some use out of the day. After doing some cleaning and organizing, I was able to finally begin reading Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King. I am not very far into it, but I am loving it so far. I have read mixed reviews about this story for the past few weeks, but until I get further into it, I will not have a good idea of what I really think about it.

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So my chores are done; unfortunately for my girls, who have had school closed for the last two days, I cannot say the same 🙂 I am making a big pot of spaghetti and garlic bread, and then I have nothing to do the rest of the night except continuing to read Stephen King!

If you are under a Winter Weather Warning yourself, I wish you warmth, comfort, and a great story to keep you busy!

8 thoughts on “Any Day I Get To Read Is A Day Where I Achieved Something Positive!

  1. Jules Nelson January 9, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I didn’t realize you were a Michigan native!! I am further in from the lake but even we ended up with 8″ from this storm..

    • Angela January 9, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      I just went outside and the snow is drifted over my front bumper. I’m not going anywhere until I shovel it out, which I am trying to work up to lol! I hope next week has no snow like they are predicting.

  2. thewriteedge January 9, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I live in Central Illinois, so I feel some of your pain. They’re predicting a slight warm-up this weekend for us. What about you?

    • Angela January 9, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Not any warmer until Monday when it is supposed to get back up to near 20 degrees, but it is not supposed to snow again until next weekend. I’ll take it! However, it needs to stop snowing first, and that has not happened yet.

      • thewriteedge January 9, 2015 / 7:53 pm

        I know, they say we have a 40 percent chance of snow on Sunday afternoon, and when I heard that on the radio I said, “Ugh.”

        Still, I keep thinking that spring is only a few months away…Eye on the prize!

  3. tonyasmithauthor January 9, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    High and dry here in Oklahoma Angela. I don’t miss those Michigan winters one bit! Hang in there! Spring is coming… eventually…

    • Angela January 10, 2015 / 1:10 am

      Thanks Tony! I am counting the days!

  4. juliemshea January 11, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Oh my goodness – I totally know how you feel because I’m originally from Wisconsin. I am well acquainted with snow the likes of which you describe. lol Thankfully you got home safe.

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