January 27, 2015
Good morning America!! It's windy, white and cold here in New England. Well, the snow and wind really picked up last evening, and I spent most of the night worrying about my gentle giants. (the huge trees around the house) But it is 5:45 am, and so far all is well.
Yesterday I was able to hire a snow plow to come in several times during the storm and clear our driveway. I don't know why I call it a driveway. It's really more like a parking lot. Joe went out every couple of hours till around 11:30 pm and shoveled up all the snow.
The governor called for a driving ban beginning at midnight last night, and all other forms of travel would also be shut down. This will stay in effect until further notice. The wind began howling in the evening, and snow has been flying every which way. Yup, it looks like a real doozy of a snowstorm outside.
Pogo curled up under a bundle of fuzzy blankets on his little sofa, and I was all tucked in on my lounge chair with the phone next to me. We managed to sleep for a few hours till the phone rang at 4 am. It was the snow plow driver calling to say he would be here in thirty minutes. We already had a foot of snow. I called Joe, and he got up and went outside to shovel the snow away from my car and to tell the plow driver what we needed.
The word for Day 11 was "White", so I think this photo of Joe outside this morning is quite appropriate. I was standing on the front porch when I took this photo, but it was so windy that I soon went right back in the house. This is just the snow that fell from around 11:30 pm till 4 am.
The plow got here around 4:30 am, and I have to say that he did a pretty good job, considering one of the cars got stuck in too much snow and Joe couldn't move it out of the way. Let me tell you, there was a ton of snow in our yard. Well, actually it's still there, but it's been moved around a bit. hehe.
Here's a view through my living room window. That large white blob has my car hidden beneath it. I tried taking photos through the door, but plexi-glass does not make for good photos.
While I was at the window, I checked the birdie water bowl and put more water in it. It's in a protected spot, so there wasn't too much snow around it.
By 5:15, the plow driver had left, and Joe was on his way back to bed for a few more hours. As soon as some of the dwarfs wake up, Joe will go back outside with some help to move the car that got stuck. The plow driver will call again later this morning before he comes back to plow the yard again.
So far, we still have our electric power. Knock on wood, and thank you Lord. The wind is going to be blowing heavy most all day and night again. The real culprit of this storm is this wicked wind. It has the potential to knock down a lot of power lines, leaving a lot of people in the freezing cold.
I'm watching the Weather Channel, and there are six states that have called a "state of emergency". For most of us, that means a driving ban, no schools open, no buses or trains running, etc. As long as we don't lose our power, it is sort of like a mini vacation for a lot of folks.
Well, I can see the sky beginning to lighten now so I think I'll have a cup of hot cocoa and maybe see about catching a few winks before the plow comes back. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a super nice day.
Hugs, Edna B.