Today we had another snow storm, but this time it DID create some issues. Courtney was at school and Brandon happened to spend the night at his school for a retreat. My brother left the house at 2am for work. Elaine called in and said she wouldn't be able to make it in. I woke up to about 12 inches of snow and no one to help me with Mike.
My mom said "Karen, the snow WAS predicted" Yes I knew that, but twice before they had predicted alot of snow, yet nothing ever happened. Had I taken the threat of snow seriously, last night, I would have put Mike in the hospital bed so I would have been able to get him out of bed on my own. Instead, we put him in or regular bed and therefor, I needed two people to get Mike up.
I called Elaine back and practically begged her to try to get over, so this way, I could at least dig out the car to get Courtney and eventually Brandon (when the retreat is over). All I got was her voice mail. I contemplated calling my neighbor who had offered countless times to help if I needed it. Instead, after about an hour, my mom called to tell me that they were on their way over. As much as I was frustrated that she and her husband, neither one of which can walk well, came out in this storm, I was SO THANKFUL that I had help.
In the middle of giving Mike his breakfast, Elaine walked in. I was shocked. She came to help with Mike and give me the time I needed to dig my car out and get Courtney. I got Courtney, then Brandon, then Elaine went home and then my mom went home. Unfortnatey, Elaine fell on her way to the bus stop and I am waiting to hear how she is doing.
What a snow day! I am SO READY for the spring.