Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hunkered Down

hun·ker (hngkr)
intr.v. hun·kered, hun·ker·ing, hun·kers
1. To squat close to the ground; crouch. Usually used with down: hunkered down to avoid the icy wind.
2. To take shelter, settle in, or hide out. Usually used with down: hunkered down in the cabin during the blizzard.
3. To hold stubbornly to a position. Usually used with down: "As the White House hunkered down, G.O.P. congressional unity started crumbling" (Time).

Yes, I would say this weekend we are hunkering down (see definition #1 and #2) and the big ole storm the newspapers around here have dubbed everything from "Snowtorious B.I.G" to "The Curse of Snowbama" is hunkering hunkering hunkering down (see definition #3). That pretty much sums up life here at the moment.

Phase 10, Monopoly, Sort it Out, Ticket to Ride, The Lost Symbol, digging out our cars (attempting at least--plenty more work ahead tomorrow) OH...and did I mention no electricity (i.e. heat, stove, shower, HEAT...) from 4am to 4pm today........ that's been our weekend.

It's been kinda incredible and fun to be here for the worst storm DC has seen since 1922. 28-30 inches. This storm started at noon on Friday and is just now letting up at 6pm Saturday. Stormageddon is not joking around...and this is coming from a Utah girl, so you KNOW it's gotta be serious! Here's some pictures of the craziness! Stay warm, and don't take your nice hot showers for granted! :)


emily said...

Holy Hannah is right!!! So, did you ever get out?? Don't leave us hanging!!! You getting dumped on, me taking the kids to the IS crazy, eh? I hope you don't freeze to death! Remember the old survival trick...strip and snuggle;) Love ya!!!

Danna and Larry Johnson said...

It looks so amazing! I am reminded of our huge storm in Detroit where the only way out of the house was sliding out of the second story window and dig down! Have some fun with it~~when you have a hot shower to warm up with!
love ya!

Alisa said...

wow. too much snow for me!

Kristy said...

OH my heck you guys weren't kidding!! Too fun! Make sure you save all those crazy headlines from the newspapers-good married memories.