Friday, February 23, 2007

Sledding to St. Paul

Can I pick 'em, or can I pick 'em?

Last week about this time we were heaving a sign of relief that we got through the Pennsylvania Nor'easter in one piece (in two cars) Today as I sat watching the weather channel it dawned on me that the two places where I need to land, Dallas and St. Paul, are also the places where the weather is supposed to be the worst during the HUGE storm tomorrow. And I am supposed to be arriving in these two places right when the brunt of the storm m may be striking.

Flying out tonight wasn't an option, no flights to be had, so the next best thing was to get the earliest darned flight tomorrow (NOT changing planes in Dallas) and get home to St. Paul as soon as I can

I'm hoping I can outrun the worst of the storm on Saturday afternoon.

Will my strategy pay off? Who knows.

I can honestly say I'd rather be stuck in North Carolina, though, than trapped in Dallas. But above all, I'd rather be home.

Gerry sounds like he's dealing well - we're having the last of the stuff unpacked today from the Relo cube and he arranged it in the garage so that we can fit a car in there. The other car can be parked in front of the garage so we'll be off the street. A snowstorm can be fun, but only if you're where you need to be...

If I get home tomorrow I'll make snow ice cream with the kids. Now off to bed so I can get up at 4:00 am and trudge to the airport.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a safe and speedy trip home. I will be sending positive thoughts your way.
Punkin in Oregon (where the storm has already passed)

February 23, 2007 10:15 PM  
Blogger swtrknttr said...

The storm is taking it's time. It was supposed to start lots earlier, but Letterman is on and there is only a light dusting. Best of luck with your flight. Hope you make it out before the airports get clogged up. But MN does know how to handle weather well.

February 23, 2007 11:25 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Hey, that looks like you're changing planes in Raleigh- my neck of the woods! Be prepared for a little rain in the morning, but the temp should be in the mid to upper 50's, not too bad :) Have a safe flight!

February 23, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Annie, I just noticed that you need to change your 'about me' in the sidebar. You still have New Jersey there. Congrats on the move, and I'm glad the kids are liking their new schools.

February 24, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Sending good thoughts for a smooth trip home for you.
By the way, have you ever made snow candles? They are magical. Just pile up some snow in bowl shape forms, pack it around a bit like you would do with clay, then set your candles inside and stand back to watch the fairy-wonder of these beauties!

February 24, 2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Safe journey - our weather here in Scotland is so mild compared to yours.

February 24, 2007 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Here's hoping you made it home safely and early and are enjoying some snow ice cream. for all my years in cold weather places like Colorado and Alaska, I've never had it but it sounds tasty!

February 24, 2007 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

The skies in DFW were orange today with blowing sand from West Texas. We never got a drop of rain.

February 24, 2007 10:43 PM  

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