I am going stir-crazy, and it's only been two days since I was free to roam about Hillmomba! Sunday, which was Valentine's Day, was my last outing. I knew the snow was a-comin'. I bought an extra day's supply of scratchers, to save for my after-lunch scratching on Monday.
On Monday, when I saw the rate at which the snow was falling, I cut my allotment of scratchers in half, to save for Tuesday. Lucky for me, Farmer H said he'd get scratchers for me (after I asked!) while he was in town getting donuts. So now I have scratchers thru Wednesday. AND I think Farmer H will pick up more for me on Wednesday, to have on Thursday, just in case.
It's so hard planning how not to start withdrawals from my gambling addiction! At least I have two six-packs of bottled Diet Coke, plus two loose singles, to get me over the hump. I THINK!
The Pony's words struck fear into my heart on Tuesday afternoon. When he and Farmer H were discussing the forecast for Wednesday. Which I'd read as a TRACE to 2 inches of snow, but those two declared we had 1-3 inches coming!
"Let's face it, Mom. You and I aren't getting out of here until next week!"
I don't want to be trapped in the Mansion until next week! I want to go to the Gas Station Chicken Store! It's like my CHEERS. Only nobody knows my name.
Farmer H is itching to go down to Casino Town. His pawn shop lady is holding a special firearm for him. He didn't have the money with him last time we were down there. I seriously doubt the world has been beating a path to her door, wanting to buy that very gun, what with all this snow piling up. But you know Farmer H. I have a sneaking suspicion he is going to try to sneak down there on Thursday. Whether he invites The Pony and me or not.
Here's the thing. I WANT to go to the casino, and the highways will probably be clear. The back roads are likely passable. BUT when I looked online at the casino's Facebook page, to see if there had been any big winners lately, what I saw made my blood run cold!
THE ONLY RESTAURANT IS CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY!
That's half the reason I love going to the casino! Having lunch! The casino says it is due to weather. I guess the restaurant employees can't make it, or else the food delivery didn't come. They were supposed to have Mardi Gras food, too! I believe I saw them mention a SHRIMP PO' BOY! We won't be trying that now, I guess.
So even if Farmer H offers to take us, I'm pretty sure The Pony and I will choose to wait until next week for a casino trip. Which is NOT to say that I will wait until next week to get out of the Mansion! I have my hopes pinned on Thursday. Bank, post office, Gas Station Chicken Store, maybe even Burger King!