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Tiring day

January 20th, 2019 at 03:46 pm

The storm that started on the West Coast arrived here last night, and while it only left an inch or so of very heavy slush, a brisk wind has developed and temperatures are expected to reach -3 tonight, with a high of 11 tomorrow.

I shoveled the whole driveway, which wasn't easy, but I wanted to get as much off the driveway as possible so there's not a thick coating of ice. There will be ice for sure, but maybe more patchy, less like a skating rink.

I also shoveled my front stairs.

There was major damage to my large white pine in the front yard. Limbs were dropping all day, preceded by the ominous cracking of tearing wood. I see there's also a large branch of my sugar maple that came down in back, knocking off both shutters on the shed.

The cleanup will be quite a job, buy my neighbor S. told me he would take care of it. Probably because he wants me to edit his 2nd book. I'm not sure how he'll do it since he has a bad back, and he hadn't seen the scope of the damage before he said he'd take care of it.






Everything is encased in ice.






Northeast view.

I'm feeling a little leery about going to work tomorrow because they're calling for wind gusts over 40 tomorrow and my lights have been flickering on and off all day today even before the winds.

If I do lose power, I want to be home so I can fire up my kerosene heater; otherwise, I could wind up coming home to a very cold house that's impossible to warm up again, and I don't want frozen pipes.

I may email my boss tomorrow, but I risk losing a day's pay if they don't want to send me work from home. It depends on the project sometimes.

4 Responses to “Tiring day”

  1. Dido Says:

    Hope your boss is ok with your working at home tomorrow! And I hope the lights and heat stay on and the neighbor comes through on the clean-up!

  2. Jenn Says:

    Your northeast view picture is beautiful - frameable even.

  3. Wink Says:

    I used to have a long steep driveway and I know how much hard work that is! Hope you aren't too stiff and sore.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Trees are beautiful, but they sure can make a mess after a storm.

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