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Frosty wind made moan

December 12, 2010

The predicted Snowpacalypse is kind of a let down. We woke up to a scant inch of snow. And while it’s still coming down, they’ve downgraded the forecast from 15 inches to 3-5. With any luck, this fearsome wind will just blow all the snow off the driveway and we won’t have to shovel at all.

Before the snow, though, there was ice. Last night, AJ went out to dinner with The Boy Across the Street and his family and I worried about them until they got home. When they did arrive, they discovered a whole lot of cars in front of their house, as the boys told us with excitement when they came over to collect AJ’s belongings for a sleepover. The Family Across the Street live at the bottom of a very steep hill with a drop off into the nature preserve on one side. Apparently no one could get up the hill, so they all abandoned their vehicles. I was, at that point, imagining a Donner Party expedition clinging to trees on the sides of the road to make it home through the storm. I’ll let you know if we hear of any incidents of cannibalism. I can only imagine how excited the boys would be about THAT.

With AJ out of the house, I am having a quiet morning watching the snow and listening to the wind attempt to wrench the roof off the house. It’s a little chilly in here at the moment, as the wind blew open the downstairs door, which Mr. Spy had left unlocked after coming in from digging around in the snow for the paper, and was probably open for some time before the cold crept up to the kitchen, alerting us to a problem. But hot coffee and Vivaldi’s Gloria on the radio (by which I mean the computer) are keeping us warm. Now to get the house cleaned up and get to work.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2010 11:36 am

    17 inches here!

  2. December 13, 2010 8:17 am

    Cold here- we had flurries yesterday as we drove downtown to see the Nutcracker. Just enough to put us in the mood!

  3. December 13, 2010 9:14 am

    We got a couple of inches and the schools are closed today, which I like, but I confess that even as a born-and-bred southerner I’m a little puzzled by it.

  4. December 13, 2010 10:12 am

    It’s 2 degrees here and the roads are icy, but school is in session! We are die-hards.

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