We also went to the Army/Navy game. Thanks to nine layers of clothing and two blankets, I was able to enjoy the event despite our big loss to Navy.
Hopefully by this evening, my oldest OS will be home. I was watching Good Morning America yesterday morning and they were discussing the weather. "A winter storm is blanketing the Midwest and the Northeast today with snow up to 10 inches in some areas..." It's interesting how weather events become personal. I looked at the map and knew someone I loved was trapped. My heart sunk.
Our OS was leaving West Point, catching a flight from Stewart Airport to Detroit and despite the cheery voices on GMA, I knew my boy wasn't coming home on Friday night. He was going from a place of snow (West Point) to another place of even more snow (Detroit). How ironic because at the same time in our neck of the woods, we had the windows open and our other OS were in shorts! While driving, I even had to put on the AC! How crazy is that?!
I had warned Nate that he would soon experience snow in proportions the likes of which he had never known. I was hoping it would have waited until January but that was not to be. After four years at West Point, I'm sure Nate will have wracked up many winter stories which he can embellish for his own kids one day beginning with his travels back home for the holidays as a lowly plebe. As soon as the bus arrived at Stewart Airport and learned flights had been cancelled, our plebe was back on the bus returning to West Point for the night.
I told him to make sure he wore his uniform and to be nice and polite. He says that uniform is the most uncomfortable thing he's ever worn in his life but I chided him to remember manners on a handsome young man in a uniform can go a long way.
This morning he texted me and said it was so freezing at West Point that there was ice on his jacket! I think he's going to appreciate the warmth of our home more than ever.
Although I am disappointed that my OS is not home yet, I am looking forward to seeing him tonight. He might be tired and grouchy but he'll be here and our five piece puzzle will be together again.