08 February 2013

hunkering down

you'd think new englanders might have a cavalier attitude about snow...but most don't. this morning our schools never opened, even though there's was nary an inch of snow on the ground. the local library announced yesterday they would not be opening at all today. our governor is urging businesses to shut down early and asks that motorists be off the roads before dark. this in anticipation of an impending storm that will soon descend on the area with high winds and snow. a lot of snow. it'll be good for skiing and snowmobiling, they say. tourists will come. it will guard against drought this summer. all this is true - and so far, it's been a beautiful storm. but i can't help remembering a weather event thirty years ago that left us powerless for a week and housebound for three. i do hope it doesn't come to that. so while i wait for the storm to intensify, i'll drink my tea and read my book and wander from window to window, hoping that i'm prepared for what's to come.

8 comments:

Tabor said...

I certainly hope that you stay safe and warm no matter how bad this storm is. It is the sign of the times for us all with global warming. There is no safe place on this planet whether it is dust storms, tidal waves, tornadoes, blizzards or floods. That is sad and we must all help each other.

Yoganinja said...

still waiting here in northern NY . only about 3-4 inches so far. stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the falling snow.

Star said...

Hope everything turns out well.

"effervescencia" said...

Keep calm. And drink tea :)

Whoelses said...

Pray for your safety too.

Paula's Postings said...

Hope the storm doesn't last too long and you manage to stay safe.

~she~ said...

I wouldn't mind being shut in for just a little while. With tea and a book, of course@

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