Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Wonderland....or Is it?

As I have mentioned before, Jason has been working out of town for a while now. And, in case you didn't know, I work part time as mail carrier. Last Friday I went to the doctor for bursitis in my shoulder. I have it in both but the right was hurting to the point I couldn't stand it anymore. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot and told me to rest my arm for a week. So....me being me and Jason being Jason, so very last minute, we decided that I should go with him to do a job in Chicago for a couple of days, be back before this Saturday (so I could work) and NO BIG DEAL! Well, my parents came to stay with the kids since they were still feeling a little under the weather and I didn't really want to get them out (So thankful I didn't now). I knew they were in very good hands so I was looking forward to spending a few days away with the hubby and even though he would have to work during the day, we would still get a little bit of time to ourselves. SO, on Sunday morning we left at around 5am. Once we made it to Birmingham it started to snow and the more North we went the more snow we got! On the way up through Indiana, we decided to stop at our favorite winery "Brown County Winery". Thanks to my Grandpa for introducing it to us. I'm not really a wine drinker but this is by far the best I have ever tasted!


This is what it looked like when we left the winery only about 30 minutes later...


I have never seen so much snow in my life. Not living in Alabama! I think it's beautiful and it's not wet and nasty like Alabama snow. Needless to say, it only got worse. I have never been so terrified in my life! Turns out that we drove right into a severe snow storm with winds up to 50mph for almost 4 hours and never went over 30mph. And an 11 hour drive took us almost 15 hours. The whole time we couldn't see more than a few feet in front of the truck. There were cars flipped over on the sides of the road, 18 wheelers in the medians, and cars in ditches! All I could do was pray that God would protect us and that those people were okay. If you look close in this video, you can see an 18 wheeler in our lane being pushed by the wind and sliding on the road. (Please ignore my voice, I sound like a hillbilly :) And of course Jason is just being his normal self which is not like anyone else!

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Thankfully, you know that we made it out okay and God does answer prayers! Which I already knew that because he never fails to bless me in so many ways everyday! Now if he'll just protect me in my other adventure this week, aka my worst nightmare, "flying". More on that later.

1 comment:

  1. great story!! wish i could have been at the winery with you!! my favorite wine too as you know! glad you are home safe and sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now hopefully you guys wont get the ice that kentucky and some of the other states are gonna get

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