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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Town Closed For The Day ...

Update: We had 32 inches of snow with the last storm!

... Stay Home! That is the general message the news media and emergency personnel are telling everyone today. The airport is shut down, I-90 is for emergency responders only, and most side streets are not going to be plowed for a few days. Fortunately for us, we live in a small town with our own plow equipment. Our street was plowed before sunrise. The snow has been falling since yesterday morning at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour. At 3:00 AM I woke up to take a peek outside. By 4:00 AM I was up making coffee and watching the news reports about school closures. Finally by 5:00 AM it was announced we would have a snow day for our school district. It takes quite a pile up of snow to close down the local schools. The temps are in the teens (F) ... but by tomorrow, we're in for a blast of cold air from the Arctic. Any plowing needs to get done today while the snow is powdery. By tomorrow, everything will be frozen solid for quite some time. So far, we've gotten ahead of the plowing and will be quite busy once again in a few hours. What great exercise ... just pushing the snow blower. Its mantra this morning was ... "I think I can, I think I can" ... as it chugged through my driveway. Hoping you are all safe with this crazy weather ... keep dry and warm and stock up on supplies if needed.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Hugs from up North,

Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown


Trish said...

The snow storm is headed our way, they are already posting Winter Storm warnings...I pray we only get
the 10 inches of predicted snow and none of the sleet expected South of us. We had an Arctic blast the beginning of this week, the winds were howling it was COLD but this is Michigan so it's to be expected. I love it especially since i can hibernate indoors and just look at through the window.
It's lovely and Tomer might just have a snow day since he drives a School bus!!!

Rebecca said...

It is finally not as cold as it has been - only minus 25 C ......so this morning I have been swimming with my granddaughter and also to gymnastics with her - and I managed not to return as a snowwoman....enjoy the winter shut in season!!!

Pat said...

Well, Trish gave you a very good weather report for our area, so I won't repeat it.
I've done all my running the last couple of days and am ready to snuggle in. Finished buying the last two gifts, got some baking supplies and even rented some movies that don't have to be returned for 7 days. Sometimes it's good to be forced to stay home, even if it takes snow. I can't believe I said that.
Praying for Nathan, hope he's feeling better.

byhisgracealone said...

We have a winter storm worning issued for our area...for most of tomorrow and tomorrow evening...I have been out doing the last of my shopping today, buying groceries, etc....and expect I will be shoveling snow during Vera's naptime tomorrow...:)

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
A white Christmas is the best. So clean against the dark winter sky.
Here on the coast it's rainy and gray, nothing much to dream about.

At least those narrow, curvy ways will then be safer when we're traveling home for Christmas.

Home. I have two. The one where I live with Gunnar and Serina, and my birth home where most Christmases are celebrated.
Hope and praay that all yours are safe and sound home real soon too.
From Felisol

Constance said...

It only takes a few flakes to fall from the sky down here and everyone goes over the edge! I guess that's to be expected when you live in a state that doesn't even own snow plows! Hey, we do have dump trucks that throw sand out (big whoop!) We are schedule for some cold weather to move in this weekend so I'll be buying more firewood today! Yippee! I love it when we're "forced" to relax! As I alwyas say,
"It is what it is!"

Deb said...

We have two inches of freezing, raining, slushy, slippery, slush here. Every school district within a 50 mile radius of ours is on a 2-hour delay. Ours is not. We opted to keep Olivia home since she has a slight cough and Randy's girls are visiting from New York. That will give her time to spend with her sisters...and time for me to sleep all day and get rested for another night of work tonight!