First, I would like to thank Tweety and Tshsmom for all those nice thoughts, wishing I would get snow, because we never get any here, and I do love a good snow. So, thank you. Now cut it out! We've got 8 plus inches of very wet, heavy snow. It's still snowing right now and we're supposed to get another 10-12 inches.
We lost power last night when the tree branches, weighed down by snow, fell across the power lines, causing a transformer to explode and darkening our street. Other power lines are down, power is out all over the city. There are no plows on the streets clearing them at all. I don't know why. Thank goodness for our 4-wheel drive, we made a run to Wal-Mart to get batteries and non-perishable food stuff.
So we have no power. That's okay, this is when my collection of oil lamps comes in handy. We still have running and hot water because that's on gas, not electric. The university, a block away, has emergency power, thus this post and an opportunity to recharge the cell phones, because the land line phones are out too. Well, I need to get back home and start pulling wood out of the shed, since we'll be using our fireplace to heat the house when the temps drop later tonight and the high winds pay us a visit. It's supposed to freeze tonight and we expect the remaining tree limbs and power lines to come down next. We lost some branches on our Holly tree in the side yard and our neighbor lost almost one entire side of his pine tree. I think we're going to be setting a record here for snowfall. We just don't get stuff like this here. Good thing M and I are both northerners and had the foresight to keep our ski pants, big boots, etc. We're going to be fine. Later!