My mother told me stories of her childhood in Oregon where she had been snowed in, and, of course, I have seen movies based in Alaska where people had to use snowmobiles and such to get around, but...
My plans for the day have changed. I am staying right where I am. Yes, that may hose up my timeline for the rest of the week, but I am most emphatically NOT going out until the roads are clear. (And all roads in Lake County were closed around 2:30am)
If you'd like to see some (sideways, sorry!) photos taken from my phone, check under the cut!
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The view outside duncandahusky and takaza's patio door. There -is- a table that's about hip height on me out there, but you can't really see it.
Peek across the street through the window in Takaza's office. Snow has blown up over the top of the neighbor's truck, nearly burying their vehicles.
The immediate neighbors across the way, snow is drifted halfway up their front door.
Another shot across the street after I took the dogs out for bathroom break.
Yesterday I discovered some deficiencies in my winter wardrobe that will be rectified when I reach Boston. Duncan gave me a balaclava, which helped, but I need a winter coat that doesn't invite Mr Wind to whip up under the bottom hem and up my sleeves, and a pair of leggings to layer under my jeans will keep ice from getting kicked up my thighs.
So, today looks to be pretty low-key. Tomorrow, I will have to clear the driveway at the old house enough for my cleaning crew to get in, but hopefully that won't take too many hours.
Stay warm, folks that are in storm bands. Be smart (and I'm looking at you, roho) and work from home if you can.