Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jack Frost Roasting on an Open Fire...
By the time we were ready to open we had 5 inches on the ground; Maryland had issued a State of Emergency; Pennsylvania followed a few hours later. Though Delaware hadn't made a decision at the time, the bosses decided to close at 2 pm to get everyone home safely. The bosses and self were the last to leave the building
As I left at 2:10pm the winds were up to 30 mph causing near white-out conditions in town. The flakes are larger and it has gotten colder, so the walk home was slow, but an adventure. Blowing snow thickly coated my glasses so that they had to be removed to see the way home. It looks as though only one car rolled down my street today, so I walked in the tracks as much as possible. There is now at least 7 inches on the ground and it's not due to end until this evening.
All things considered, it wasn't as bad as it could have been and I am more concerned for those who had to drive home. The roads are dangerous and slippery with the blowing snow making visibility a serious issue.
I received a bottle of Rock & Rye as a gift, but didn't bring it home today for fear of falling or dropping it. I must say, a hot R & R toddy would be perfect on this cold, snowy evening. (sigh!) Still, I am sure there will be more snow in the coming months, so I can look forward to that toddy other time.
So, to my blog buddies (and buddettes?) residing in the mid-Atlantic and New England, I say thanks for your friendship, comments, insights, humor, photographs, and just for visiting. If the forecast of a true blizzard comes to pass, may you all be safe, warm, and without the need to travel. To those in Europe what can I say? You've already suffered through so much horrific weather. Just know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh, and to Ur-Spo: the shirt has arrived safe and sound. It was delivered under the cover of darkness (don't ask, I haven't a clue). I will open the box and don the shirt as vestment, have a photo taken, post it here, then send the shirt off to the next person on your list. This is a lovely way to end a somewhat difficult year. Thanks for including me in this effort.
Clothes and outerwear are drying in the bath tub and I am warming up in my sweats while brewing a cup of green tea with honey. The boots are drying out on a bath towel...need to find a small mat for the area by the front door to solve this problem. It's always something, isn't it?
And so it goes.