February 9, 2017
Good morning. My goodness, the white stuff is blowing every which way outside my door. The snow did not start during the night like the forecast called for. This morning it started out as a light snowfall, but then WHAMMO!! The wind picked up and the snow started coming down at a pretty good clip.
I dug a photo out of my archives to show the weather one year ago on February 5, 2016. It pretty much looks a lot like today.
It's looking like a white-out outside my door. You can probably guess that I'm already not very crazy about it. Two hours ago, my car was light blue. Now it is totally covered with white. In a few hours, it will just be a large white lump parked in front of my porch.
The snow flakes that are falling are still quite fine, but I imagine they'll get much bigger in a very short while. This storm, Niko, is supposed to dump quite a lot of snow here. We should have more than a foot of it before it is over. According to the forecast, we have more snow coming in a few days.
A gust of wind just blew here and it's blowing pine needles from my tall trees all the way over to my car. (wind gusts are around 40 MPH)
When the weather is nasty like this, we put a lot of bird seed under my car so that all the little birdies don't go hungry.
We have lots of snow plows going up and down the streets now. Here's one of the smaller ones going by our house. Pogo is busy working overtime barking at all the commotion.
Every now and then, the wind gusts and you almost can't see through the white outside. It looks like we're in a heavy fog. The weather forecaster says the snow will be getting much heavier in a little while.
I did not make it out yesterday to do any shopping. SIL Eddie stopped at the market on his way home from work and picked up milk and water for me. DIL Janet called me when she got off work to ask what else she could pick up for me on her way here. While she was at the market, she also picked up Valentine candy for us to munch on. I have to say, we did an awesome job on the chocolates!!
On to yesterday's news, I was watching a video of the tornado damage in New Orleans. The newsman was talking out it and pointed to the remnants of what used to be a house. His words were "as you can see, SOME of the damage was very significant."
Now I ask you, what exactly does "some" and "significant" mean? There were only a few shattered boards still standing. The whole area (looked like the whole neighborhood) was totally demolished. To me it looked as if ALL the damage was ENORMOUSLY significant.
Yesterday I did call to hire someone to come in with a snow plow to clear out most of the driveway. The guy said he would wait until we had at least six inches of snow before he called to let me know when he will be coming. I'm thinking though that he won't be coming here until late in the afternoon.
The snow is picking up now, and it is looking like a blizzard outside. Hopefully, with the wind blowing like it is, there won't be too much snow piling up on my roofs. Ah well, what will be, will be.
Now I think I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and work on my tax receipts for a while. Oh yes, there is still quite a bit of work to go before I have all my tax stuff done. Yuk! Yuk! So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a super day.
Hugs, Edna B.