Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Calm Before the Storm

They are forcasting another storm tonight, with high winds, freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Hopefully the power won't go out again. This time I have the car gassed up, and we just went shopping for groceries. Almost bought a little generator but decided against it. I am going to make a big pot of Italian white bean soup, with chicken and veggies and bacon and white wine in it. Enough to eat for a few days.

The funny thing is that it is actually quite nice out right now, for January. Patches of blue sky, calm winds, about 50 degrees. It's almost Spring-like. I even saw some of the local high school kids hanging out at Starbucks in shorts and flip flops. So . . . we'll see what comes. But I think we're in for another bumpy night.


Neil Aitken said...

We had another wind/snow storm last night and lost power again. 20 hours so far this time. I'm beginning to think most of my winter will be spent in darkness lit only by a few candles and the light of my laptop screen.

Luckily I bought a few things to eat cold and the roads are clear enough that I can head downtown during the day to work in the libraries and coffee shops.

Hope despite the storm, the day and evening are good to you.

Oliver de la Paz said...

We had 'bout eight inches of snow up here in Maple Falls. The power went out for a brief moment yesterday evening. Thankfully, it didn't stay out for long.

The roads to Bellingham are quite bad, though.