|A storm coming and I'm right in the track!|
The snow is here!
When I was a kid, I looked forward to snow storms because he got off from school. Well, those days are LONG gone folks. These days, I DO NOT look forward to snow storms. In fact, I hate snow. Not only for the inconvenience but because to me, at my advanced age (76) and advancing arthritis, I am in great danger of falling and seriously injuring myself. Three years ago I did just that, I fell leaving work at the hotel and tore my quadricep muscle in my left leg. To fix that fall, I had to have major surgery to tie that quadricep muscle back and twelve weeks for recuperation to grow the muscle tissue back. My left still isn't right but at least I can use my leg. Folks, I don't want a repeat of that accident.
I was scheduled to work today at the hotel. I called my boss at the hotel and offered to stay overnight last night at the hotel so I wouldn't have to drive in the snow today. One of my co-workers offered to work for me today if I would take her shift last night. How generous of her! Thank you!
I went in last night with the understanding that I would leave at the sight of the first snow flakes which were scheduled to start fluttering around ten o'clock. My normal shift end is eleven o'clock. I didn't want a repeat of a few years ago when I left too late and almost got caught in the blinding snow. I'm not religious and I don't pray but I was praying that night traveling down that snow covered road in the sideways snow. Praying that I would get home safe. I did. I vowed that I would never put myself in that situation again. And I haven't.
Last night the snow started to fall about 9:40 pm. I quickly did the night audit, locked up the hotel, called my boss to inform him I was leaving and I took off on the lightly covered snow covered roads. I made it home just in time. Even though the hotel where I work is quite comfortable, there is no place like home. This was the scene outside my bedroom window before I went to bed last night. This major winter snow storm was just getting started. And I was out of it. Relief!
Very pretty for sure. But I was so glad I was home in my warm and comfortable bedroom.
I had a good night's sleep. This was the scene outside my bedroom window when I woke up this morning.
|The storm tracker this morning. East coast covered!|
Just as I expected folks. Total white out.
I'm not going anywhere today. Or tomorrow or maybe even the day after. I don't have to go back to work until Monday. Hopefully by then all this paralyzing white stuff will have been neutralized.
I love my river birch trees. Winter, spring, summer and fall. Always beautiful. Check them out this morning swaying in the snow storm gusts of wind. Beautiful! Glad I'm not out in it though.
I ventured out on our back deck this morning in the sideways snow to experience this rare snow storm (for southern Delaware) first hand. Bit cold folks. And again, I am SO GLAD I don't have to go to work or go out in this dangerous time. I can't afford another fall.
It's days like this folks when I really appreciate my good fortune and circumstance in life. I have a secure and comfortable home. Secure that is as long as some idiot driver doesn't crash into one of those electrical poles along our roads down here. Seems as if every snow storm someone is out driving about and ends up sliding and crashing into one of those electric power posts knocking out power for hundreds. The question I always ask "What is SO important that ANYONE has to be driving around in weather like this?" Probably someone who ran out of cigarettes and out to buy some more. I doubt if doctors are crashing into utility poles.
So here I stay today folks. I hope all of you, are also in a good place today. And for those of you who aren't experiencing this snow, I'll be with you next month. Yes, Pat and I will be in sunny California for two whole weeks! Yipee! Can't wait to experience that dry heat of Palm Springs.
Stay safe and warm everyone!