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Scenes from a blizzard, part 1

February 1, 2011

2:45 pm. AJ arrives home. Mr. Spy does not. They have missed each other. Snow comes swirling in the front door with AJ and it is an effort to get it to stay closed. Then Mr. Spy comes home and we have to do it all again. “Batten down the hatches!” he says.

* * * * *

Mr. Spy and I are drowning out the howling winds with music. He is upstairs listening to the soundtrack from Tous les matins du monde. I am downstairs cranking up Jim White, the Drive-By Truckers and the Old 97s. We have different ways of coping with stress. And also, somewhere in the universe, there are two stars crossed.

* * * * *

Other people are laughing it off.

Mr. Unfocused posted this:

He also opined that the current Snowpacalypse is “at least a class 4.”

Necromancy posted this, which made me laugh hard:

It also made me wish I’d checked the bourbon stash.

And Reva posted this one:

which was also funny, at least until I noticed that the forecast in the image is actually not as dire as the one we’re currently getting.

• • • • •

Tuesday, 4:05 p.m AJ has ventured out to go visit The Boy Across the Street. His small trail of footprints up the driveway is gone in 5 minutes.

• • • • •

Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. The school district finally announces that there will be no school tomorrow, long after the high school, the private school, the public library, the park district and several area daycares announced their closures.

• • • • •

We have been trying to measure the snow, but the wind makes it impossible. We are guessing there are 4-6 inches on the ground so far, which means that in some places it is up to your toes and in others nearly to your knees.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2011 7:10 pm

    Sending you warm, dry hugs. Here we have rain. Dreary, foggy, cold rain. Feels a lot like February around here. But my daffodils are peeking out! (leaves)

  2. freshhell permalink
    February 1, 2011 7:18 pm

    Wow. I do not envy you. We are going to have a rainy rainy day. As for that map Jeanne posted, I’m right where boat meets liquor. So, I’m thinking I’ll die in a Skidoo accident due to drunkenness. Film at eleven. Y’all stay warm.

  3. LSM permalink
    February 1, 2011 7:37 pm

    It’s quite a storm…our total topped out at 15 inches, breaking all previous records here.

  4. February 2, 2011 5:43 pm

    Glad the map I posted made you laugh. Sounds like you needed it. I did actually make some rum drinks today. And got out some of the Valentine’s chocolate a little early.

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