Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard #3

Just a quick post and some photos before we hunker down for the night. Night #2 of our second blizzard in 5 days.

That's the evergreen with its snow-laden boughs in our next-door neighbor's yard.  This is one of the loveliest snowfalls I can remember seeing.  It's a heavy, wet snow that covers every twig on every branch of every tree and shrub.

The view from every window is breathtaking.  Schools were closed today and we just got the call that we're off again tomorrow.  Makes sense as it started snowing last night around 7:00 and isn't supposed to stop until just before midnight tomorrow morning.  Everything is closed, states of emergency have been declared and we've hardly even seen any plows out on the roads.

Can't say that's stopped The Viking, though.  He got a call from my cousin who had had to go to work (she works in a hospital) and couldn't get home.  He roared over there with the truck and carted her safely home.  Then he was off to the fire station to answer a call.

Half of the town is without power because of the snow and ice taking down the power lines, but we still have it over here.  We're hoping it lasts, though we're prepared with flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, firewood, wool socks, wool blankets and games!

Still, it could be one long, cold night.  Hope everyone else is able to ride the storm out in warmth and light!

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