Don’t get me wrong . . I love my husband dearly. In his previous job, he was gone a lot. Since moving here 4 years, 1 month and 6 days ago, he’s hardly been gone at all.
Today was to be one of those rare business trips. I had big plans. Notice I say “had” . . as in past tense!
Before leaving town, he came home to shovel one side of the driveway so I could get out. In just the few minutes he was here, he had to scrape the ice off the windshield. He left! He was going to Nebraska. I wondered if that was a good idea but he assured me that as soon as he got north of Kansas City, the roads were clear.
I made myself a meat and bean burrito for lunch and ate at 10:00 a.m. I had plans for a sandwich for dinner. I had cookies in the oven. Tonight I would sew til very late and then I would sleep late in the morning since we’re not letting the chickens out of the coop these days. If I’m lucky, or, if the mail man has no regard for his own safety and delivers the mail today, he might bring me a package and in that package will have some binders I can use to organize my knitting needles. I could work on that without having to explain where those nice binders came from. I had just put the last load of laundry on to wash. I had turned on the heater in the basement. I was ready for a few days of solitude.
The phone rang! “I’m coming back. The roads are too bad!” He must have driven about 50 miles but said the roads were bad, traffic was moving at a snail’s pace and there was no way he would make it to his destination in time to conduct any business today. I’m glad he’s playing it safe but I surely had big plans for the next few days.
It’s looking like it’s not going to be above 10º today, with wind chills being below zero all day and I wasn’t thrilled about going out with the dog and tending to the chickens by myself. I don’t mind going out and doing it but with so much snow on the ground and ice under some parts of it, what if I fell and couldn’t get up and it’s going to be below zero tonight! I always take my phone out with me but I’m happy he’s going to be home so he can either go out and take care of the chickens or at least be here and hopefully notice if I go out and don’t come in!
Only problem is . . I hadn’t planned dinner for tonight so I have nothing thawed but I’ll come up with something . . later. I’m going to knit for now.