January 7, 2014

So I got some snow

We received 11.4 inches of new snow in Indianapolis Sunday (in addition to the 6 inches already on the ground from last Thursday) from the polar vortex affecting most of the country. Parts of the state of Indiana were under a state of emergency and Sunday night the city of Indianapolis placed travel restrictions and told everyone to stay off the roads.   I haven't gone outside in 2 days.  My dogs have been doing their business on my snow covered patio.  It was time to get out of the house... even if it felt like -40 outside.

I bundled up and I took Duke off leash with me outside to walk around the building.  I was kinda worried about taking any dog outside because of the fact that people can get frostbite within 5 minutes -  how would the dogs do? When I stepped outside, the inside of my nose literally started to freeze.  That shit hurt.

The scenery is absolutely beautiful. I am basically obsessed with the snow because I'm not used to it.  Duke was struggling in the snow and waiting until I made footsteps for him to tread through it.  But he was just happy to be outside and off leash.  Silly dog.

The snow was so deep it was falling into my snow boots.  FAIL.

Then I saw my car.  Holy shit.  How do I even begin to unbury this sucker?  That can't be good for it.

I quickly brought Duke back inside and since Bama wanted out so badly I decided to take her out.  She made it around the building and then froze. Literally. She just sat down in the snow and wouldn't move anymore.  I thought maybe she was freaked out by the depth of the snow, so I moved her to the sidewalk that had been blown off already and she still wouldn't move.  It scared the hell out of me.  I snatched her up and ran her back inside as fast as I could.

I placed her in front of the space heater and she started to come back to life. She is perfectly fine now and being as annoying as ever.  Needless to say, none of us are going back outside until it warms up.  I'm going to stay in my sweats and make a cup of hot cocoa from my new Keurig.

If you're in one of the many places that has received the coldest temperatures in 20 years, I hope you bundle yourself (and your furkids!) up and stay inside! And don't follow my tips for winter storm survival too seriously.

And make sure to check out my guest post on Kate the (almost) Great today!!

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