It's been an interesting few days here at the Sanderson household (at least weather-wise - the rest has been pretty blah). Thursday gave us hoar frost:
Quickie Pic was a result of that frost. (And no, the picture wasn't touched, edited, or tweaked in any way. It came out of my camera exactly like that. Heh. I forgot to turn the flash off, and I thought that pic was going to come out gross.) Here's what the same tree looked like without the flash:
Not quite as striking, eh?
Anyway, Wednesday and Thursday were supposed to be days of great snow dumpage. We got the frost and a dusting. Go figger.
And then came yesterday. We woke up to what was probably about 3 inches, but with the wind blowing like it was, it left drifts of 2-3 feet in some places. Every time I tried to make any headway shoveling, it blew all my work to hell. Once Husband got home from work, I gave up.
This morning, the wind is gone. The early morning sky is filled with stars instead of clouds. I've been shoveling since I got up an hour ago. (I shovel in ten minute bursts, so it takes me a while to get it all done.) Husband is off with the road crews making the world safe for anyone who's stupid enough to drive right now.*
Me? I'm off to shovel some more and then maybe... just maybe... I'll get some writing done. What's on schedule for you today?
*Next time you wake up to a snow-covered landscape and yearn to drive out in it, send a silent thanks to the men and women who keep your streets clean. Our guys have been at it since 3:30am. It's a thankless job, but at least our guys have donuts to keep them going.