Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Lovin' this Winter Weather
I have been craving a good snow fall all this winter. Today we are getting it and I couldn't be happier (see image above of todays snow). I've had the house to myself and the quietness hasn't been disturbed by a snow plow yet. The schools dismissed early but are still there waiting on a couple more buses. I figure I have a good 15 minutes more of silence before the school bus pulls up out front. Tom will be home in about 2 or 3 hours and then the normality of things will continue. I doubt there will be school tomorrow between the accumulation of snow that is still expected and the dropping temperature.
I just checked our radar and weather. Seems our county is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency and a Winter Storm Warning. The temperature is lingering in the low teens at the moment, but with the wind it feels below zero. I bet it's all they can do to keep up with the main roads so our little traveled side road will be last on the list. I presume Tom will plow the driveway to the house and the big one out by the garage tonight. He'll have to shovel a pathway if he even wants to get out there. (giggles)
I've been hoping for this type of weather for a while. I love the Ohio winters we used to get. I haven't seen the amount of snow like it was when I was a kid in a very long time. I want a couple of feet at least. We may get 6 or more inches with this storm. A good couple of days of the family being stuck inside and gathered around the fire is good energy and memories. During the cold weather I always make sure we have plenty of canned and frozen food, wood to burn and gas for the generator if needed. I don't mind doing with out power in the winter but I prefer to have it. I love it when everything has to close down and loved ones have no choice but to spend time with each other. Tis good for the spirit! I hope we get enough snow for just that!