So you know that scene, in The Long Winter, where Laura and Carrie are at school when a blizzard comes up, and everyone leaves the schoolhouse in a pack and tries to find their way back to Main Street and they narrowly miss it but in the end everyone gets home safe thanks to Cap Garland but by the time Laura and Carrie get back to the house their eyelids are actually scratched and bleeding from the driving ice pellets of the storm?
I just had that exact same experience. Well, sort of. My vision was mostly blind white due to my brilliant idea to leave my glasses inside. Instead of a pack of smaller schoolkids I was shepharding the snowblower I told my ex he could remove from the garage over my dead body, you selfish jackass. And I was less afraid of wandering out to the neverending prairie than I was that it would take me so long to clear the driveway, “Shrek” would end and the children would kill each other before I came back inside.
But, um, my eyelids did bleed a little. Ow.