Actually, I’m still locked out. Just waiting, wishing, HOPING someone will come home soon. It’s really cold out here.
I’ve been here for over an hour and a half and I’ve actually accomplished quite a lot. I started this little time period of impatient waiting by getting the rest of my homework done for this week and starting into my reading for next week (good thing I had my laptop with me). But, once that got boring and my fingers became numb, I knew I needed a plan of action.
I started by going around to all our big windows in the basement hoping one would be open. No luck. Then feeling very cold and extremely hungry, I think I started to loose my head a bit.
I even made an attempt at climbing through this window, which I guess I should’ve realized that there was no way in the universe I would make it through something that small, because as you can see it isn’t much bigger than a basketball. But then again, when you’re desperate anything can seem possible.
I also thought about seeking refuge at a neighbor’s house, but then I realized the only people in the ward I know are 3 years old or younger. This is due to the fact that in the year and a half we’ve lived here I have held a nursery calling and a sunbeam calling. How creepy would it be of me to show up to someone’s house saying, Oh hey so and so, I know your daughter, who is three, I’m locked out, can I come in and have some hot cocoa pleeease.
Although it was tempting.
I haven’t eaten at all today because, like most mornings, I was in a rush to make it to class on time. Luckily in my last class we had some friendly competition in which the winning group won a huge Costco sized bag of candy and generously shared. And now I"m kicking myself for not choosing more carefully, because I just can't bring myself to eat the Milky Ways and 3 Musketeers, no matter how hungry I feel.
But honestly, I don't know how much longer I can stand it.
So if you don’t hear from me soon, please come check the back porch steps where I may be frozen alive.