Some of you will remember that I was whining a few weeks ago that I had snow envy – that I was jealous of the snow folks in the mid-Atlantic were getting, while we Northeasterners, who have come to expect snow, go nothing. Even on the day when there was snow in 49 out of 50 states, my neighborhood didn’t get a single flake.
Well, I should have realized that hubris is always properly rewarded – we’re expecting to get 26 inches of snow, a couple of ice, some rain, some sleet, wind gusts up to 60mph and etcetera and etcetera over the next four or five days.
My kids are ecstatic – sledding! Eric is not so ecstatic, since SUNY Albany almost never closes and getting there is likely to be an adventure. Me, I figure that I waved my fist at the sky and demanded to be struck by lightning (well, snow) and I’m getting my just desserts. Sorry to the millions of others who will be punished by the snow fairies along with me .
This, of course, means that the odds are that several of those days will be without power. The reality of living out in the country is that outages in weather (and occasionally for no apparent reason) are normal. So we’re hauling in wood, filling the water containers, pulling in hay and getting ready to keep all cozy without the grid. I hope the rest of you are staying warm as well! And a piece of advice – never anger the snow fairies!