Monday, January 15, 2007

Nearly to Springfield

I'm nearly in Springfield. I'm at my parent's home in Kansas City right now hanging out with my father. We had a nice time together, checked out some photos of a recent trip of theirs to San Diego, and got some food and a couple Smithwicks at an Irish pub near their house.

So...this weekend is when I was supposed to move to Springfield. I'm staying with my sister-in-law until our house sells and my family is able to move to Springfield. By the way...for everyone that will ask if I'm going to pay two mortgage payments...are you insane? This is also the weekend of one of Springfield's biggest ice storms ever. So, like 65,000 people [homes] are without power in Springfield right at this moment. Stores are doing things that should be illegal...like raising the price of generators from $400 to over $1000.

I'll be heading down tomorrow. I'm hoping that by that evening that there is power at my sister-in-law's. But if not...I'm taking this one step at a time!

[as an additional note...there are still 25,000 homes without power as of 1/17...though that is a huge improvement from Sunday!]