Housebound And Hunkered Down

by Lisa on Saturday: Feb 09, 2013

What a week! I’ve been a little MIA from the blogging world for the past few days, not by choice, but because every crazy thing in the world decided to happen all at the same time. Work was insane, and I worked late pretty much every night. My stress level was off the charts because of that and a huge deadline that we’re trying to meet at the office.

On top of that, my father went for some tests this week to see if his heart is okay. Thankfully, he got the all clear after a stress test on Thursday and we can all breathe a little bit of a sign of relief. However, we also found out earlier this week that his cousin has inoperable liver/pancreas cancer and things are going downhill fast. Such a sad situation for the family.

And, in case you haven’t heard, Boston got hit with a gigantic blizzard yesterday. We got about 2 feet of snow in total. D and I have not yet ventured outside to dig out our cars (something that will surely take hours) because the windchill today was hovering somewhere around 1 degree Fahrenheit. The storm was so bad that the governor banned ALL travel starting at 4PM yesterday, meaning that you couldn’t get in your car to go anywhere, even if you wanted/had to. They were threatening to put you in jail for up to a year if you were out on the road! I’ve never in my life heard of anything like that.

I’ll have to take some pics when we go out tomorrow to shovel, but I’ve seen a few crazy ones flying around on facebook and otherwise. Like this one from down at the beach:


After this week and everything that happened, I’ve never been so happy to be stuck in the house. D and I are being very productive – cleaning, organizing and doing everything that we’ve neglected.

Were you affected by the blizzard? How is your weekend going?

7 Responses to “Housebound And Hunkered Down”

  1. Allison says:

    Will definitely be praying for your family <3 That's crazy about not being allowed to drive! I have never heard of that. Those pictures are nuts. I would actually kind of love to be snowed in for a day or two. We got some snow here in MI, but nothing crazy like that!

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you for your thoughts! I’d never heard of the driving ban either – it was crazy!

  2. Betsy says:

    Wow. That’s crazy! I can’t believe they forbid travel. Leave it to Boston.

  3. jan says:

    As long as you have no where to go, I think it’s very cozy to be snowed in. Assuming you have food and power and all that! I hope you get dug out before you have time to go stir crazy though! 🙂

  4. Kristen says:

    Oh my! I hope you’re all staying safe and warm! Being stuck inside can definitely be a good thing sometimes!! 🙂

  5. Christina says:

    I just can’t imagine having that much snow! At least you’re being very productive while being snowed in =)

  6. Wow – you guys got it bad. We only got six inches. I think after Hurricane Sandy, God decided to give us a break this time around!

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