BIGASS Winter Storm is Here.....
BIGASS snow! BIGASS Wind! Blizzard!
I love it.
Thought I might do a Winter Blog this morning as until the Plow Person comes thru and plows Boss's driveway, I am not going anywhere else this morning. This is a kind of funny way of procrastinating, as I am AT work, and my work is not something I need to drive to, nor is it something that stops because of snow HERE, being all on the internet and phone and all.
I've been looking outside, which is kind of cool and trying to see it from a, say California point of view. (Or anywhere but the North view, really) There's a foot of snow, bigger in drifts, little snow tornadoes are blowing all over, can't see any sort of drive or roads, the pine trees are looking pretty darn spiffy all green and white, and the windchill is down below zero.
Yup. Winter. All very normal.
I am really glad about a couple of things, the first being that the dog is down in Florida with Boss this week. Walking him today would not be, uh, fun. Well, to be fair, great fun. For about five minutes. Then it would pale.
The other thing I am happy about is that I am HERE at work, and not at home. (tho I can't IMAGINE what the Bengals are saying, or doing breakfastless right now..) I did hire the Plow Person to come to my place, but my drive is on a kind of a small cliff, and I am meant to pull the car away from the actual drive so Plow Person can plow, but I am pretty sure I would be STUCK, if not going over the cliff, and anyone parking on the street is WAY plowed in and not going anywhere.
Instead, Prius is safe in a garage, next to the Snow Beast 4 Runner.
I am pretty sure Snow Beast 4 Runner could make it down the driveway here. (no mean feat) but not SURE. And not sure if the roads have been plowed. Or if it would matter as the blowing is moving all this around, and it is still snowing. No worries tho, because here in the North, we know how to Drive. It's not a surprise, we did know it was coming.
And We Know How to Dress.
Ever wonder why they make jackets that are rated to -30? Because we need them. Same with boots. Today is not so bad, windchill about -12, temp going down to -4, and here in the North we get a little lackadaisical about such mild temps, and people often don't even bother to DRESS.
But we know how to if we need to. Wait for January people. Real temps off minus 25, windchills down so far they no longer register.
I love it here. Can't say WHY. Love it more in LA where they have no snow. But there is something fun about BIGASS Winter Storm turning your whole life into Survival Adventureland.
Everyone gets really friendly, because who knows? You may be stuck and they may have 4 Wheel Drive, or a shovel. Or beer.
I do want to go and ride today, which has a good chance of happening, Snow Beast 4 Runner can make it easily if the roads are plowed, and I have to go out anyway to take Teenager to Friends. (it is understood that the Teens who drive are not allowed to in this storm in their beater small cars, but the parents with their Snow Beast 4 Wheel Drive things will be taking everyone to where ever on this snow day, fun doesn't STOP here in the North just because of BIGASS Storms)
Completely off topic, which I can do, it being my blog and all, doesn't Illicit Affair look great? He has gained weight, and looks happy, and I sure do love this horsie! (No doubt buried in snow horise, but ah well, it IS Adventureland)
Still need a barn name for him tho....
Love and BIGASS Winter,