merry christmas

Today we were finally about to get The Baby to the vet. She's been biting out her fur since this snowing began but the roads were not passable until now. By passable I mean we had to wake up early, shovel the hill again, get pushed up the hill, slide down the hill into a snow bank, and have 5 guys pull over to lift the hyundai out of the snow bank so we could keep going. When we finally got to the vet we found out that she has an ear infection in both ears and they don't know what's causing the itching. Either was, she needs medicine applied twice daily and we had only arranged for the cat sitter to make 3 visits to us. So now we have paid to board The Baby at the Pet Smart hotel and we are also paying the cat sitter to watch Stella at the house. The vet visit, medicine, and boarding are a lot of extra expenses we didn't expect right now but I'm glad that she's getting taken care of.
We can't get the hyundai back up our hill so we parked it in a nearby business. Unfortunately, we didn't park it in the right one and ended up walking a lot farther than needed through 2 ft deep snow. Our shoes were soaked through when we got home. We considered driving ourselves to the airport since we aren't confident that the airport taxi will make it here so we walked back to the car to drive it to a closer parking lot. The plan was to carry the luggage down the hill and to the car. The news said that all the airport parking lots, on site and off, are full so I guess we have to find a way to get the hyundai up the hill tomorrow or it's going to get towed. The airport shuttle promised to tell us early tomorrow if they aren't going to make it so at least that gives us a little time to try to think of another way to get to the airport if needed. If anyone has an idea, we're open to suggestions. The busses still aren't running up here and you still can't get a regular cab.
In other news, the mayor was interviewed today saying that he gives himself a B grade for how the storms were handled. Merry Christmas!

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