Sunday, December 30, 2012


The weather outside has been interesting. We had a bit of a blizzard on the evening of the 25th. I could have stayed at Sister Zim’s house again but I decided I’d tough it out at home. I made it home before it really hit.  The next morning I awoke at 6am started getting ready for work and walked out the door and into a Currier and Ives scene. Snow blanketed everything in generous amounts…very generous amounts. The plows had been down my street and still you could not see the road. I could however see the extra snow piled onto the entrance to the driveway.

I looked up the road and saw a few cars and a truck slid over into the ditches. I called into work and went back to bed.  When I woke back up my roommate Walley had finally gotten back in from Christmas with his folks and he said the roads were horrid if it was anything besides a highway or interstate. Then he took off to work.  I finally got dressed and proceeded to go into the garage to find the snow shovel..of which I know longer own. I know we were in possession of one once but that was before the divorce and the two winters since Bill left have been pretty non existent so I didn’t notice it being gone. It could have been broken and tossed for all I know, it wasn’t a thing I messed with. All I had was a garden shovel and I figured that if Walley could make it in a Kia then I could make it out in my Altima. Thankfully I was right!

Driving around I took my time and enjoyed the scenery. I had forgotten how pretty snowscapes can be. How it covers everything with a quiet beauty and makes you feel that the world is resting for a moment. How peaceful it can make you feel.  I saw snowmen and sleds. I saw kids and adults playing. I even saw a snow panda made by the workers at my favorite Chinese restaurant.  I enjoyed my snow day. I have pics I just have to upload them.

Since the initial blizzard we’ve had a couple more inches of snow followed by days above freezing.  The roads are fairly clear unless it’s a back road, parking lots melt and then refreeze. Tonight we are supposed to get more but I’ve yet to confirm it with the weather channel. Im hoping that it’s false info as I am travelling after work on NYE to Lexington, KY to see some friends.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Oh, you're going to be thisclose...and I can't get away to see you. :(

Stay safe!