Friday, April 06, 2007

Is it April or January?

I thought it was Spring. The calendar says it is Spring. The dang groundhog said way back in February that we would have an early spring. My Bo calendar says it is April but after a week of rain, snow, sleet and cold weather...I am beginning to wonder. It is supposed to be colder on Easter Sunday than it was on Christmas. What was supposed to be a little spring storm, became 6 inches of heavy wet snow Wednesday night into Thursday. Around 10 pm on Wednesday my power went out. I climbed into bed and tried to keep warm but I kept waking up every couple of hours. The alarm on my cell phone went off at 4am and still no electricity. That meant no heat, no water, no cooking. I had to get dressed in the dark, but I figured why stay home, there'd be nothing to do and it would be warmer at work. So off I went, took me 25 minutes to clean the snow off of my car and shovel the snow that was in front of my driveway so I could get the car out onto the road. The road hadn't been plowed at all. There were a couple sets of tire tracks on the roadway so I followed those, but keeping on the road was a real chore. There were several tree limbs, large and small all over the road and trying to get around them and maintaining traction was not an easy task. I thought I was going to end up in the ditch a few times. The only good thing was there was no other traffic at 5am. Yes, I guess I was the only idiot out at that hour of the morning.
I made it to work exhausted but in one piece and several of my co workers had also made it safely. I have to say, as horrendous as that drive was, the scenery was gorgeous. The snow was so heavy that it bent even the large branches on many of the trees. On several ocaissions I had to drive under an 'archway' made by the bending branches, hoping each time that wasn't the time when the bough would break. But it sure was pretty to look at.
The snow stopped mid morning and weather reports said the White Mountains got anywhere from 10 inches to 2 feet. 6 inches was the total in my yard, and my neighbor said the power came back on around 4pm. By 5 my house was warm again.
It was fairly cold today, just above freezing, and is going to be cold all weekend. I guess the snow isn't going to go away anytime soon. And we may be getting another big storm next week. ACK!

I've been really busy at work this week and that has made the week go by pretty quickly. I am tired but I have to work tomorrow morning for a few hours. It stinks because it is Easter weekend and I have a ton of things to do. The kids and I are having dinner Sunday at my parents house but I do a lot of the cooking with my brother's girlfriend so my mom doesn't have to. I will be making the desserts Saturday afternoon but most everything else can be made Sunday. I did get all of my shopping done after work today so that will be one less thing to worry about. I also stopped at the Candy Shoppe and picked up solid chocolate Easter Bunnies for the kids and some white chocolate Bunny Lollipops for my niece and nephews.

Time to tackle a few chores.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.



AliceKay said...

Wow...sounds like you had quite a storm. Glad you made it safely to work and back. I know what you mean about the beauty of snow...sometimes you just have to take a minute to appreciate that. (i know..hard to do that when you have to drive in it) We had a dusting of snow when we got up yesterday and heavy snow squalls throughout the rest of the day.

I hope you have a nice weekend with your family. Karen is meeting up with us to go to 8:00 Mass in the morning, and then she and Ray will be coming here for dinner later. Marty won't be home...he has to work tonight and tomorrow night.

Have a safe and blessed Easter!

Kerry said...

At least the electricty didn't go out until after American Idol! Taking time to enjoy the beauty would have been nicer say ohhh bout Christmas day!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and some well deserved time off!

ChicagoLady said...

I was wondering how you faired in that storm. Glad things weren't worse for you.