Stand back! I don’t know how big this gets! — Yesterday we were hit with winter storm Jonas. We were predicted to be on an outer band with less snow. Something happened and we got hit big time. It started hours earlier than predicted, snowed harder and lasted longer. It reminded me of grammar school when the snows seemed bigger and somehow better although that might have to do with sledding and no school. This one was a doozy. We broke all records at 31.9 inches. Now it’s going to hang around and be annoying. Nothing is worse than dirty snow.
Move over Superbowl – Prior to the storm we had a week’s worth of hype. Along with all the yada-yada about storms, there were recipes and food suggestions for the storm. When I was at the grocery store, folks were treating this like a Superbowl. I saw everything from chicken wings to stew, chili, seafood and all the junk food. I was good. I bought fresh fruit and veggies. What is wrong with me?
The birds know – The critters that really know what’s going on are the ones who live outside. The birds have been emptying out my feeders and water, stocking up on food. There was a large flock (maybe 24?) of robins that came around Wednesday. I have crabapple trees, juniper and holly bushes and fresh water. All the supplies they need to wait out the storm. They wanted tiny sleds and ice skates but I had to draw the line somewhere.
Withdrawal – There was no Starbucks yesterday and probably not today. (Maybe later today…..) Even if the roads are better there is a 6 foot bank at the end of my driveway compliments of the snow plow. I’m not really complaining. Our guys do a good job but it’s still hard packed snow that has to be moved before we can get out!
Did I buy that? – Every once in a while I will buy something that I already bought and didn’t like. I don’t remember I bought it until it’s too late. I was looking for something at Amazon and zeroed in on a specific item. A little box came up and told me that I bought it last January. Really cool!
So how was your week?