It hadn't been quite this bad since 1999, according to the local news, anyway.
This was Kat's third day home from school. Another snow day. She was delighted about that. More time for holiday baking. She'd had Jane and Lucy over for the first snow day. By the second one, Rachel stayed home with them due to all the blowing snow and drifts and subzero temps.
Of course, Parker had been fighting the drive way for the third day.
"This kind of stuff can make you old quick." She told him.
"Well, if I turn completely, gray we'll know why." He just grinned about it. As it was he'd been the only one at the library yesterday. No one was getting out in this stuff.
It was hard to remember that Parker, a few months ago, who would have just stayed in bed and hibernated. She missed that one, just a bit, but the new one had emerged as the take charge kind of guy. Or perhaps, it had all suddenly fell on him, and he figured out he'd just have to do it.
"Well, I'm making you a few extra sandwiches." She packed him a lunch. "Just in case you get stuck in a snowbank."
"Thanks, babe." He left it at that. He went out to do the morning ritual. Warm up the car.
She stayed put in the kitchen, wishing she could go out there and help, but she had to do her part too. Stay out of the way. And wonder...... if she could make do with what was on hand until a thaw came and she could do real grocery shopping.