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January 20th, 2019

Warning: County roads across Noble County are drifting shut in the strong winds, and many are already impassable. We've been advised that the county highway is not coming out until 7 a.m.--do not go out on county roads until they've been cleared. If you get stuck, you'll probably stay right where you are until daylight. Remember that most police vehicles and wreckers are no more able to navigate deep snow drifts than any other vehicle.

In addition, although INDOT does have some plows out, drifts are also forming across state highways. Until the winds die down and plows can catch up, your best bet is to not go out under any circumstances.

 In other words, it's really awful out there. The Noble County Highway Dept doesn't have the resources to have trucks out 24/7, and I don't have anything in that decision making process, so there's no point debating it.

We've known for over a week that a serious winter storm was coming, and that there was a chance this area would be hit by it, so nobody really has an excuse not to be prepared. I feel for people like me who have to drive to work requirements (I didn't have to go far), but not so much for anyone who chooses to go out.

 

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Izzy and cancer

Izzy was ten. She spent fully half of her young life battling cancer, and once we really thought she'd beaten it. But cancer is stubborn, and insidious, and it really, really likes killing people.

There are some fund raisers going on for the family, and they really need it. (She has two younger brothers.) Overall there's a Prayers for Izzy FB group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1005688059446767/

And also a Paypal fund raising account:

https://www.paypal.me/findacureforizzy?fbclid=IwAR2PJtiUpHGtXKlNiOhqYv2hPajg2haI9Ip63WW0oWc0yzwpGqA2S46dWQw

And some creative people selling stuff to help:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/661308018/prayers-of-izzy-washer-bracelet?fbclid=IwAR2LcYLkhKFGB6ZyN3njWSiUVgjZekKXeuk01ppRJbWBQxTIoqMVPcutdjc

https://www.etsy.com/listing/675149071/prayers-for-izzy-cuff-bracelet?ref=landingpage_similar_listing_top-4

And that's about all I have to say, because ... what can you say? Nothing covers this. There's no inspirational comment or encouraging word you can give anyone in the face of this. Honestly, I have trouble even looking at those last few photos.

I have two daughters of my own.

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