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Storm rolling in

January 2nd, 2014 at 03:44 pm

They're predicting blizzard-like conditions with the wind, about 10 inches of snow and very cold weather in the negative numbers, for overnight tonight and through tomorrow.

Let's all say a prayer that Patient Saver won't lose her power, because she has no fireplace to keep the pipes from freezing. Seriously, this and falling trees is what I worry about in a storm.

I went to work today but left early, around 4, to make sure I'd get home safely, There's not much on the ground yet but lots of dire warnings. I have my laptop, so I'll be working from home tomorrow, and thank god the storm is happening on a Friday, because that means I don't have to break my back out there tomorrow night to clear the driveway for work the following day. Now I can take all weekend to do it. Frown

Work has been extremely slow, partly, I'm sure, becus so many people accumulate their PTO and take a long extended holiday at the end of the year. I feel a little better about that, and less nervous about losing the job prematurely, because I recently saw a job posting online for a manager who would manage the process of what I do and manage me.

There is a Bachelor #4 waiting in the wings. We're still in the talking stage but I suspect we will meet soon. He sounds...my god, intelligent. He's exactly my age and he gets brownie points from me because he indicated in his profile he was open to meet women as much as 10 years older than him. 99% of the time, men will be looking to date someone much younger than themselves. I found this to be true when I was in my 20s, 30s, 40s and now in my 50s, I've got grandpas in their 60s who pursue me. I really want someone closer to my own age who would be more likely able to do the things I want to do. He's an attorney, divorced after many years of marriage with 3 kids. More to come.

9 Responses to “Storm rolling in”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Have you tried running a trickle of water to ensure pipes from freezing? Wishing you the best through the storm!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Thanks for that reminder. I have done that before. I think I will do that tonight, although my concern is more with frozen pipes after losing power/heat.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you don't lose power and stay warm and no pipes freeze. We had an ice storm a few years ago and lost power and it was a concern about the pipes and no heat. A very real fear.

    Bachelor #4 sounds like a decent person who isn't looking for some sweet young thing...so many men do. Hope this works out.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Oh man, I just read about the snowstorm affecting the East Coast, and incidentally, that for the first time in Canada's recorded meteorological history, Winnipeg was colder than... Mars.

    Hoping you stay warmer than the Rover Curiosity!

  5. looking forward Says:

    Stay safe!
    If you run the water it shouldn't matter if there is heat or not.. running the water should prevent freezing on it's own.

    Bachelor#4 sounds interesting. ..

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I was just reminded that we have a business very near our home who is still running their outdoor fountain...the fountain is a mountain of ice, but yet is still running even after all this very cold weather. I agree that even if the power goes out the running water can keep your pipes from freezing.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    14 inches here! And our storm is visiting you today! Hoping you will not lose power. And I'm very glad you are working from home. Smart decision.

  8. PatientSaver Says:

    It looks like we got a break with the snowfall. I'm guessing we got about 5 inches. But it's very cold out....about 5 degrees. I won't be able to shovel til tonight or tomorrow as I'm supposed to be working now. Guess I'll let the faucets drip all day.

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    It's gotta be a small steady stream, not just dripping..

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