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Winter weather keeps one ETX family away from home for days

Winter weather keeps ETX family away from home. Winter weather keeps ETX family away from home.

This winter weather has prevented several East Texans from returning home. 

Jennifer and Greg Moreman flew to Florida on Tuesday to take their two-year-old daughter, Heidi, to Walt Disney World for the first time.

"We were supposed to come home Saturday morning then of course ice storm 2013 happened," Jennifer told KLTV on the phone Monday afternoon.  

Their flight home on Saturday was rescheduled for Sunday, then Monday, and now Wednesday.

"People are probably thinking I'm crazy that I want to go back home, but after a 10 day trip with a two-year-old, you want to go back home really badly," Jennifer said. 

She said does not think her family will be reimbursed or credited despite their many canceled flights. 

"They were really nice, they were apologizing, but you know, it's not their fault, it's just a crazy thing at a bad time," she explained. 

And although flights home may be canceled, her work deadlines are not.

"I'm getting stressed for work just because I'm an artist and it's busy season. I've got about nine more commissions to do and my goal is to have them shipped out by the 14th, but I think that's just going to have to be the 16th, and I've got some big ones that I also can't work on here," Jennifer said. 

She made a special trip to an art store so she could purchase the supplies she needs to work from her hotel room, but her husband's projects are at home in East Texas.

"So I'm working out of the patio right now just trying to catch up and he's just going to get more behind," she said. 

And while living out of a hotel room is getting old, they are counting their blessings.

"We're next to a Whole Foods and a Babies R Us, so we've been okay," she said with a laugh.

A word of advice for others planning on traveling in this winter weather?

"Always over pack," Jennifer said. 

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