Well for once the weathermen were pretty spot-on, and the blizzard (named Nemo, if you can believe it) occurred pretty much as predicted. We have about 34 inches of snow, which is more than I’ve ever seen in a single storm, and I’ve lived in New England most of my life.
J has been out plowing since around 8 am yesterday with no end in sight. I just texted with him and it’s been pretty hellish. The 4wd in his truck went last night and he was stuck on the side of the road for two hours. His boss is stuck at home so they are now down two plows so J will be plowing with the payloader. He said the roads are worse than he’s ever seen. The state and towns sent the plows home last night and they’re just coming out now. All parking lots are blocked in by 3+ feet of snow.
Other than missing and worrying about my love, I feel very fortunate. We did not lose power so I have heat and hot water, and can cook. Oh yeah and watch TV so I have entertainment. I’m a little stir crazy and am lonely but otherwise am fine.
This is what my world looks like right now.
Those lumps? Cars in my parking lot.
So how does one spend a day (or possibly several days) snowed in? So far this is what I’ve come up with:
Clean – I am so glad I emptied my trash yesterday, since I have no idea when I’ll be able to get to the dumpster again.
Read – I have a few pregnancy books plus I loaded my Kindle with some other options.
Bake – Last night I made Chocolate Covered Katie’s pumpkin chocolate chip pizookie.
Catch up on my DVR – Top Chef and Property Brothers, yay!
Do yoga – I did my DVD yesterday and probably will at some point today, too.
Take belly photos – 21 1/2 weeks.
Hang out with the cats – At least I have company, even if it’s not human. Gina asleep in her box:
Watch the snow – It is beautiful, after all.
My neighbors and I are planning to get together later, as soon as we can actually get to each other (the guys are clearing the sidewalks), to build snowmen and drink hot cocoa. I knew those vegan marshmallows I bought on impulse a few weeks ago would come in handy!
I am so grateful to all the plow drivers spending time away from their loved ones and working in miserable and dangerous conditions. I miss my hubby terribly and hope he stays warm and is able to come home soon (though he thinks it will be Sunday night at the earliest).
Were you impacted by Nemo? If so, how are you spending your snow day?