November 7, 2012

The Gates are Open

Kathy and I stopped to stare at the snow drift across the highway. It was 5:30 p.m. and the snow was drifting 8 feet off the ground in places. More snow was predicted for the rest of the night and into the next day as well. This was Highway 93, the major artery through northwest Montana and we were cross-country skiing down the middle of it. We feared no cars coming up on us; not even the snowplows were going out in this horrendous storm. So what were we doing out here?

My wife worked as a nurse on a heart Telemetry unit at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center. They worked 12 hour shifts and hers started in a half hour. The phone lines were not working, so Kathy couldn’t call the hospital to find out if they were expecting her. But after looking at the closed highway, we were fairly certain…

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