Monday, February 26, 2007

the other end of the witch

(Thursday March 1 -- how do you change dates when you edit posts????)
A couple of weeks ago it was colder than a witch's tit. The high temps were in the negative range for a week. C-O-L-D.

Then it warmed up for a few days and the snow started to melt. We got cocky and started sporting lighter jackets. We thought the ground hog had it all wrong. Winter was over!

Silly us.

Forecasts are frequently wrong around here. Terrible storms are often predicted that never come to pass. Not so last weekend. We were warned. The storm came and it brought ice and then blowing snow, never a good combination.

So this is the other end of the witch. Not her tit, but maybe the crack of her ass. When the world goes dark and the roads are closed. I was lucky. The power was out for about 8 hours. As of this morning, some 80,000 households in the state are still without power from last weekend's ice/snow storm.

I didn't venture away from the farmstead until Tuesday. So I had two days in the world and now here it comes again. Ice, rain, snow, wind. The good news is that school was cancelled and I'm missing a test I am ill prepared for.

And if the power goes out I'll give crayons to the hubby so he can color his monitor. He doesn't know what to do with himself when he's not on the computer.

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