Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Morning Update

For starters; they safely removed the two buses that crashed in Seattle. (see previous entry). Apparently there were no serious injuries among the passengers & the two drivers.

Bob, his daughter, son in law & two grand kids made it here safely. He was dropped off here about 9:30pm last night and the rest of them continued on to Enumclaw, they called about 10:45pm and said they'd arrived there safely. In all they were on the road for 30 hours when in fact it should have taken 17 - 20 hours to drive straight thru from Pasadena to western Washington. There were 4 of them driving, so it wasn't the lack of drivers....it was road conditions.

Our weather forecast for later today and thru the night is very dismal. High winds (up to 50 or 60 mph) with snow are predicted for all of western Washington. Of course we have so many convergence zones that it will be a little different from city to city. I'm going to try & get out for another gallon of milk this morning and other than that we should be fine. If the power goes out (that's expected) we have the wood stove for keeping warm & cooking soup & heating water. I've told my son, if the power goes out he needs to come here until it's back on. There's no reason for him to stay in his apartment freezing to death when he can come here & be warm. My daughter & family also have a wood stove that they use in times of emergency~hopefully this weekend won't be one of those times.

I finally have all the Christmas gifts wrapped except for one item I ordered on line last week. It will be here any day. The only thing left to buy is the ham & meatballs I'm going to serve for my family Christmas dinner on December 27th. That can even be done on the 26th so I'm not worried about that. Everything else is taken care of. I always have this dinner in the Clubhouse here at the mobile home park. So in the next week, I'll be packing up serving dishes, silverware, etc that needs to be taken there Saturday morning. I'm getting better each year at remembering everything I need so I don't have to go back & forth between the Clubhouse and here to get the missing item(s). There's a full kitchen there so I do all the cooking & all the dish washing up there.

Well, that's all for now...I hope everyone has a good weekend. Stay warm & stay safe. Until next time~Linda

10 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

The bus accident made the news here in North Carolina.....glad your family and everyone is safe....not a good weekend to be out on the roads.......

Joann said...

I'm glad they all made it safely, even if it took so much longer!! Enjoy your Christmas dinner with your family, sounds wonderful!!

sober white women said...

Stock up! I remember my mom doing that when I was growing up. We also have another storm system coming in,
Kelli

garnett109 said...

Is it me or we getting way to much snow?

Beth said...

I'm glad everyone made it safely. It can be so scary when people have to travel in such conditions!

Your clubhouse sounds great! In a couple of apartment complexes I lived in over the years, I used the clubhouse for parties, and it was great! A fireplace, a big screen TV, plenty of room, a full kitchen, a dance floor...how can you go wrong?

Stay safe and stay inside if you can!

Hugs, Beth

Sugar said...

glad to hear bob & all made it ok with no problems! PTL!
enjoy your Christmas dinner, i know it'll be fun. ;)
huggies...

a corgi said...

I bet Bob/family was so happy to get back home!! what a long trip!! neat that you have the clubhouse to hold family gatherings in :)

betty

Julie said...

Glad they made it safely. Everyone seems to be getting this blizzard type weather this weekend. Oh mother nature, what fury.

Trees said...

Hi Linda, we saw on the news about the buses, I am so very glad the buses were removed and no one was harmed. Your family Xmas sounds wonderful, I wish you and your family a very Merry Xmas, God bless.

Lisa said...

It sounds like you have everything under control if you do lose your power. Thank goodness you have a wood stove!

I'm happy to hear the weary travelers made it safely. There is not much more frightening than driving through that kind of weather.

The clubhouse sounds great, I wish I had something like that.