Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two Paths Diverged

I've taken both.

Taken January 15, 2011.

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  1. Good morning Andi,

    Hope your power is back on. Thank goodness we haven't had to go through that. Even though we have two fireplaces, we haven't burned anything in them in years, so if the electricity goes out, we're going to be cold.

    Hopefully, this will be the last snow/ice storm y'all have for awhile. I was thinking yesterday if Jim will have any type of summer this year with so many snow day.

    Stay warm and take care.

  2. Power was out for over 7 hours yesterday. Got down to 45 in the house--COLD.
    Rolling blackouts my foot.
    The drain on the heater froze, so had to call heater man to figure that out and get the heater going after power back on.
    Back to normal inside. No school for us until next Monday. More snow to come in Friday AM. and no warmer temps to get rid of ice on sidestreets until the weekend. Sigh--summer shrinking.

    Nicky, hope you continue to heal quickly. Kudos for hubby being such a sweetie.

    Andi and Jim, sorry for the cabin fever. No fun being stuck inside and then no power on top of that.

    Hunker down and stay warm all and be safe on the roads if you venture out.

  3. Still no power or landline & estimate is Friday for both.

    Going into town later. Back to visit then.

  4. Wow. What a widespread storm. 27 here right now, high of 48 hopefully. But I have power and there's no snow or ice, so I can't complain. I heard about the rolling blackouts. Just wow.

    Friends in Chicago speak of 4' drifts blocking their street, shoveling for hours to make no progress, and walking through the city with NO traffic sounds.

    Hang in there, guys. Spring WILL come. I guess we all need to move to Key West, where it's 71 right now.

    Be safe.

  5. And both paths led to… more snow!

    Rest and heal, Nicky. Hand injuries for a writer are doubly painful.

    FM, we were talking about this stuff yesterday. We have all of February and at least some of March to get through before we can be sure it's all behind us.

    Bummer, Lisa! At least you're back to normal.

    Beth, I liked Janet's description of the Russian attitude toward winter: it's something to survive until spring arrives. I saw an article about Lakeshore Drive being shut down with lots of cars stuck on it… having been through that recently myself, it's No Fun At All.

    Andi, Friday is tomorrow. Imagine yourself waking up to the background noise of electrified life.

    Time to move to the mime computer…

  6. I've got the power! Just 33 hours without -- and I have to say that I am very happy not to have beaten Maria's 45. :)

    Summer vacation is getting later and later, Whit. At this rate, it's going to be the 4th of July before school is out (FSM forbid).

    Sorry about that, Lisa. That's just one of the great things about heating with wood -- if the power goes out, we don't have to worry about being cold. Plus we can actually cook on the top of our woods stove.

    I'll settle for above freezing, Beth. I'm not greedy.

    Things are humming away, Farf, and I'm loving it. Best music I've heard in awhile (33 hours to be precise).

  7. We just rose to two degrees above zero! Spring is here! I was worried when the temperature dropped two degrees AFTER the sun rose.

    Power & Light to One and All!

  8. WooHoo for power Andi.
    We have a gas cooktop so able to cook yesterday. David got out his campout coffee pot and kept our caffeine levels up.
    We do have a fireplace so we parked in that room where the COLD was only Cold.
    Amazing how fragile our lives are--tied to electricity and modern contraptions.

    Enjoy the day connected to the net.

    Daughter took the Dart rail to work and Hubby went to the church that sponsors the troop to check on his remodeling work there.
    So me and critters hanging out here.

    Here's to warmer temps this weekend.

  9. Who knew that the low of 9 we had last night was a sign that summer was here. Thanks for the insight, Nancy. :)

    Happy hanging out, Lisa. We're looking at temps above freezing this weekend which going by Nancy apparently indicates that we're living in the caldera of a volcano. ;)

  10. Yay, Andi's lit up! We're already in the caldera by that metric, and maybe the surface of the sun (54° by Sunday).

    Snow flurries here, now they're saying "light accumulation" of sleet and/or snow are possible tonight. Oh joy. Oh well, tomorrow it's heavy rain. We're inside the edge, so we'll "only" get an inch of rain. South a ways, they're talking 2-3 inches.

    A writing prompt got a hold of me this afternoon, so I ended up writing a more traditional zombie story for tomorrow morning.

  11. It's coooooold here. And they say more snow is on the way. I hope it's light snow. Or at least no heavy snow until at least Tuesday. I have things I need to do.

  12. What you don't want excuses to not do anything, Mary? Whit, straighten this woman out!

    It's really cold here too and we have chances of snow every day starting next week but we're going to be above freezing for 3 days in a row starting tomorrow so I'm happy because I would like the ice to go away.