Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Two blizzards in five days. You know what they say -- be careful what you wish for. I have always complained (since I moved to southern Delaware from Pennsylvania) that we never get any snow.
The snow over the weekend gave us about 18 inches I think. And this one I think is about 8 inches, maybe 10. And other areas in Maryland and Wash. DC and Virginia were hit even harder. I think Pennsylvania also is getting really dumped on.
It has been drifting a lot and it is totally drifted over my front steps about a foot or more and I shoveled them at six o'clock -- it is now after eleven p.m.
I have not been out since Friday except to walk Beau. My husband drove me to the grocery store in his truck yesterday. A lot of people are snowed in -- my friends who are on Facebook are keeping in touch with the status in different areas. Some people still hadn't regained electricity since the last storm. I filled the bathtub with water in case it would be needed to flush toilets (we have a well with a pump which is electric, of course.) We have plenty of candles, two oil lamps and a few flashlights. We have two gas fireplaces. And plenty of food. So we are set if the worst happens. The snow has finally let up, though. I think I have gained five pounds in the last few days. Cook and eat, cook and eat, it's all I have been doing. Sometimes not even the cooking, just eating constantly. Apparently, I am not alone. I guess that is what we do when we are snowed in. - Celebrate snow days with comfort food.