Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fauquier Health Staffer Snowbound

Not all of our staff are lucky enough to be camping out at Fauquier Hospital. Some of us, like many or our fellow residents, are confined at home, with no way to get out until the roads are cleared -- or spring, whichever comes first.

Many residents are without electricity -- and in case you haven't heard, it's a bit nippy out.

One of my co-workers, Gayla Vandenbosche, lives in Nokesville. She lost electricity Friday night and she and her jack russell terrier have been huddling together ever since.

Her husband came home with a generator last night, but they have not been able to get it in the house yet.

It's Gayla's 29th wedding anniversary today and interestingly enough, Gayla says this snowbound experience reminds her of the first days of her marriage. "We took a Winnebago and went on a ski honeymoon. The heater went out and it was freezing. We had to sleep in every piece of clothing we had."

For those residents who are without electricity or can't get home, Fauquier County has set up a shelter at Brumfield Elementary School. If you need a ride there, you can call the Sheriff's Office at 347-6843.

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