March 1st and it was a really nice day here today. 43 degrees, sunny and just plain spring like. However...tomorrow we are going to return to winter in a very nasty way. Another Nor'Easter coming up the coast and this time I think we are really in for it. Forecasts of late are calling for anywhere from 6 inches to a foot before changing over to sleet and freezing rain. This storm has a lot of moisture attached to it and depending how it tracks, the ski areas could get up to 2 feet of new snow in the next 24 hours. Thankfully I live a couple hours south of the ski areas. However, I am not a big fan of freezing rain. Knowing the storm will start out as snow during the night tonight, I am not too concerned with getting to work in the morning. But coming home is not going to be pretty. Of course, even with all the latest high tech equipment, the weather forecasters can only predict so much, so I guess I am going to keep a wait and see attitude. I'll get up in the morning and see what's on the ground, before making my decision. But a snow day sounds really good, especially for a Friday!
Of course this storm is also putting a huge dent in my weekend plans. I just talked to Rick in Maine and they are naturally going to get the same storm but hours after it hits here. They are also forecasting a lot of snow up in his area and a change over to sleet during Friday night. That means the roads might not be very good to be travelling on Saturday morning. I guess I am going to have to call there Saturday morning before heading out because no matter how much I love those guys, I am not going to get stuck on some ice covered road in the middle of Maine, or worse yet, end up in a ditch off the road.
I have been enjoying American Idol this season and I have picked my Top 6 favorites. I really liked Jared, Phil and Blake this week for the guys, and Melinda, Lakisha and Sabrina for the girls. I think the guys did way better than the girls this week, and I had a hard time picking just three guys. I love Chris Sligh's voice but not a fan of his personality. And I think Chris Richardson has great appeal and will do well.
I am anxious to see who will be voted off tonight.
I've got a ton of things to do before 8 so I better get off here and get moving.
Hope you are all having a good week.