rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Descent

The cat woke me up to see the snow just before eight o'clock. The ground was barely white, but huge flakes were falling furiously, and by the time I got out to fetch the newspaper there was about half an inch of snow covering it. I had to walk very carefully on the driveway as my shoes are not designed for snow and threatened to slip out from under me. It didn't help that the snow was a bit slushy. So far, very little of it has stuck to the trees because it's too wet. The oak tree next door that overhangs the den is dropping clumps of it into my roof, so I hear a thud resonate through the house every couple of minutes.

The snow has been falling pretty steadily for the last hour and a half, and there's now about an inch of it on the ground. If it continues at this pace all day we could end up with quite an accumulation. The more there is, the more likely we are to get a power outage, but the snow will have to get a bit dryer so it can stick to and weigh down power lines and tree branches that might fall onto the power lines before that happens. Unless of course a car skids on the sloppy pavement and takes out a utility pole. Six of one, half a dozen days of freezing.

Stupid Internet is still cutting out, too. I'm going to go make breakfast. Back later, or not.
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