Well, I finally made it home, after 37 hours away. Left for work at 1230pm on Wednesday, and just got home about 1:40am on Friday morning.
Left Hopkins at 1130pm Wednesday night, driving west toward Lorain County. I-480 was virtually impassable, and I was fighting whiteout conditions, so after less than 10 minutes, I exited the Interstate, and spent the night at the Airport Raddison. First time I can remember driving and being scared. It was just insane out there.
Went to work 3 hours early Thursday, at 10am, since driving west towards home was out of the question, due to almost blizzard-like conditions. Didn't clock out of work till 1230am, after a grueling day at the airport, with a lot of 5, 6 and even 7 hour delays on mainline.
But wait, it gets better! Got out to the parking lot, and my car wouldn't move-with the ice and deep snow, I couldn't go forward or backward!! I tried and tried and tried. A woman in our parking lot-I think she worked for AA
, came out, and even tried to nudge me out with he 4-wheel drive truck, but no luck. I finally kicked some snow out from in front of the back tires, and FIANLLY, half hour after it started, got out of the parking lot. And the roads going west are still in shitty shape.
I get home.......and I've NEVER seen so much snow in my life! We got about 2 feet of the blasted stuff.
But I'm glad to be home. But my wife is at work, and the kids are at my folks' house spending the night, so I'm going to wrap some presents, unwind for a bit, and get a short respite.