So most of the midwest is a frozen wasteland. Right now it's negative thirteen degrees Fahrenheit out down here in Indiana, and the updated highs say it will only climb up to a balmy negative eleven. To compound the problems, most of Indiana was hit with eight to twelve inches of snow yesterday, and as I always say, Indiana handles twelve inches of snow the way Wisconsin deals with twenty-four.
This means that most of the state is shut down right now.
And by shut down, I mean literally shut down. I-65 is closed from here in Lafayette all the way to Chicago. Several counties near us have areas without power, and emergency shelters have been set up. Last I checked, the national guard has been mobilized.
Of course, some of us read the weather forecast and were prepared ahead of time.
On Saturday, the day before the snow storm, Crysta and I went out to the grocery store and stocked up on supplies. Normally, we're pretty day to day with our groceries, just because it gives me something to do in the morning (as one of the challenges to working from home for me is feeling like I've actually gotten up - and a morning errand helps with that). We spent yesterday then watching the snow, staying nicely warm inside.
Today we continue that. Crysta, of course, gets to sleep in as Purdue is closed today, meaning she doesn't have to go to work. I, on the other hand, being a telecommuter don't have that privilege. I get to work like it's a normal day.