Sunday, February 10, 2008

Adventures in Michigan

Sunday mornings are always hectic, especially with 9:00 am church (and a 25 min drive). This morning it wasn't exactly snowing, but it looked like a blizzard because the wind was blowing around the snow already on the ground. It looked pretty bad, but then, my perspective on what amounts to bad weather has changed a lot since moving here. So, we diligently packed our kids in the car and headed to church. (Earlier that morning, we found out that we had no hot water--one of our kids---shall we guess which one?-- turned off the pilot light to our water heater, so we had a choice of ice cold shower or not shower. What a way to wake up!) Because we live close to a couple of lakes, the wind was intense and blew a lot of snow around. At times, we couldn't see even the front of the car! We presevered, partly because we live out of our ward boundaries and had no idea if it was so bad everywhere. We also didn't check our phones. It took around 40 minutes to drive to church, and the freeway was especially treacherous. When we got to church, we didn't see any cars and decided to check our phones... Church was canceled due to unsafe driving conditions!
The temperature is currently 7 degrees, with the wind chill making it feel like -15 (give or take a little). And to think I wore high heels and a knee length skirt to church! I need to learn a few things about living here...

2 comments:

DeAnn said...

That is a terrible story. I'm so sorry!! What a waste of a chance to sleep in.

Amanda said...

Your nameless child should teach a lesson in RS...I think there are probably some adults that don't know how to turn of the pilot light! Sorry to hear about your rough day.