Tuesday, November 23, 2010


There's a blizzard rolling in. Yeah, the town is like one of those crazy disaster movies! The University is "closed" the city of "Logan is "closed" Schools and businesses are all shutting down the stores are packed with people getting "supplies". Of course I've had several calls asking if I have enough medical supplies! Everyone is freaking out! The storm is rolling in quick too. The air has changed from warm and breezy to windy and frigid. The mountains "disappeared" in a matter of moments. My poor little town has gone nutty! (Our valley has about 100, 000 people in it) You'd think we were in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow". It should be an interesting night to say the least. I guess after our family lost our home, and our neighbors died in a landslide last July, this kinda stuff just doesn't phase us anymore....

Between "The Blizzard"warnings and listening to all the drama involved involved with the TSA, it's like a real life soap opera.

Honestly, I've have to go prepare the Grandfriends for the blizzard. Let you know how things go.... ;)


  1. I was raised in upstate NY, and this post totally reminds me of my childhood. I remember the "excitement" generated by a blizzard. :)

    Your family lost your home and your neighbors lost their lives in a landslide? Holy cow! That's awful! Gosh, I hope the blizzard is NOTHING like that! Once in a lifetime is enough for that kind of thing!

    Stay warm! Drive safely! Good luck!

  2. Yeah, last year in July, there was a landslide that broke a canal above our homes. Where it broke a couple house down from my family, it felt like an earthquake. They said it was was the equivalent of a jet crashing into the house. The people in there were instantly encased in mud. It took four days to recover their bodies. It was horrid. I was there the night before it happened. There was water gushing out of the hillside and down the road in front of our house.

    I had just moved out to my own apartment a couple months before. The day it happened, I remember getting the call at work. My Mum was screaming and I could hear people yelling in the background with sirens all around. She screamed, "The hillside is coming down" and the phone went dead. I drove down there and it was horrible. Power lines were down in the water. The roads were like rivers of mud and belongings flooding out of peoples homes. I ran out into the water to grab up some of the neighbors kids that were getting washed down the road.

    I couldn't find my family. The police offer said he had no idea if they were in the house or not. I eventually found out they were all safe at a park a few miles away. We weren't allowed near the house for weeks. On the second day we were escorted literally running to the house to retrieve my dads insulin and meds.

    My whole family (that lived in the house) NINE people and TWO cats stayed in my tiny apartment for a month while they tried to find a home to rent.

    It took thousands of volunteers over two weeks to clean the mud and it displaced about a hundred people and condemned the homes of about 8 families.

    They are still having mini landslides, and it's like a little ghost town on one of the most beautiful areas in Logan.

    It makes me so thankful to have my family. I almost lost them in a matter of moments.

    I'm a pretty lucky person. This time of year makes me sentimental because of that. they are now living only in the next block of where I live in a beautiful home in the historical district of town. I'm glad they are so close to me, and away from so many hills!!

    Sorry for the long reply! :)

  3. Wow...that is CRAZY Rachael! I hope the blizzard didn't hit too hard and WOW on the landslide action. It sounds terrifying. I am so glad you guys were OK...and N-I-N-E people in your apartment? ARGH. How you didn't go crazy I don't know.

    (((HUGS))) and Happy Thanksgiving.