25 Dec 2004, 02:51

Tuxedos and blizzards

On Tuesday, Jolayne and I went to Columbus to pick out the tuxedos for the wedding. Fortunately, tuxedo options are pretty limited so it wasn’t too tricky. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t even show us anything in a powder blue with a ruffled shirt, tails, and a hot pink top hat but its probably for the best. I got fitted then also, as did most of the groomsmen too just to get it out of the way early. Afterward, I went to hang out with my old roommates Matt and Ben, and I was supposed to stay with them for a night before heading back to my parent’s in Dayton. And that’s how it would have happened, if not for the massive, ridiculous snowstorm that unloaded on central Ohio over the course of the next day.

I probably could have made it out of Columbus had I left early enough, but I got sucked in by finally having a broadband connection to play World of Warcraft again. By the time I was ready to leave it had been snowing all day and the roads just weren’t very good. I figured I’d stay another night and leave in the morning when the roads had been cleared a little. Which would have been a good idea, except for the fact that Columbus got a layer of freezing rain that night, and Dayton ended up with well over a foot of snow by the time the whole thing was done. The next morning, Ben and I spent a good hour and a half digging my car out and clearing a path so I could get out of their parking lot. As I was heading out, I gave my parents a call to let them know I was on my way only to find out that it was currently impossible to get to my house since the street hadn’t been plowed. Back to Matt and Ben’s, where I managed to get stuck in the parking lot again. By the time my parents let me know that their road had been plowed, it was dark and the interstate was still supposed to have been pretty bad, so I spent yet another night in Columbus. When I finally made the trip back to Dayton today, I-70 was still pretty rough in spots, and when I actually got into the Dayton area the interstate was still snow covered and traffic was crawling. I’m just glad I was able to get home for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but Jolayne is with her family up in Waldo, OH where they got just as much snow as Dayton ,if not more, in a pretty rural area. I’m supposed to head up there tomorrow evening, but I’m just hoping I’ll be able to make it because it would really suck not to be able to see Jolayne on Christmas.