I’m a firm believer is taking everything in moderation. Mother Nature thinks differently. She has dumped the “mother load” on us. She’s made our first snow of the season one to remember. We are still in a blizzard watch until midnight tonight. The winds have picked up and everything that I’ve shoveled today is blowing around. The last report that I heard was 12 inches accumulation. I’m most grateful for a local resident who comes along with his plow and clears a path for my quaint little culdesac that I live in. Power has been on and off. The cable and internet have been messing with my emotions today as well.
Adam still had to work today. Since I was going out into the wild I decided to run a couple of errands after dropping him off. Crazy, right? My work was cancelled due to the weather, so I wanted to take full advantage of the day. I was able to mail my Christmas packages out to my sister in Spokane, WA. There was only two other people in line with me at the Post Office. We exchanged a little conversation before getting back into our warm vehicles. Next stop, City Hall to pay a parking ticket. Everyone was nose deep in their paperwork when I walked in. Perhaps I startled them went I opened the door. I made it safely to Walgreens to pick up some prints. The sound of their automatic door was louder than normal due to the silence. It was almost a bit chilling. The employees kept themselves busy stocking shelves. My Dad phoned me while I was out to tell me that his power went off. I panicked so I stopped at HyVee to pick up a salad and a few other things that were already prepared. Fingers crossed that everything is back on as I type this post.
Throughout my day I also took some photos. Surprised?
Last night as the storm was raging through the town.
I woke up to a Winter Wonderland.
The bridge was safe to cross but the fog over the water was very thick.
Trees were down in a lot of neighborhoods.
Did I mention that I live at the top of a huge hill? Our City crew does a good job at keeping it clean and salted.
The trees in our back yard looked amazing. The snow was wet and heavy.
House had little fear of playing outside today. This photo was taken right before he did a nose dive into the snow for a sample. They were all given the speech about not eating the yellow snow.
On our way out the bar (where Adam works) I noticed this banner. I usually don’t pay much attention to this kind of stuff. So, I’ve got a video for you to watch to conclude this post. Click here.
Have a good night and be safe. Only go out if you absolutely have to.
Until the next word…