Preparing for a blizzard. They are calling it Winter Storm Nemo. Nemo? He was a cute little clown fish trying to find his way home. Who names these storms anyway?
There is plenty of food, water (vodka and lemons). We have a gas stove, gas hot water and heat. We have a flashlight, batteries and candles. We have a portable generator in our shed which will keep our refrigerators and some small appliances running. The shovels are in the foyer, along with a brush to clean off the cars. My husband is still out of commission after a botched outpatient surgical procedure so the shoveling duties will fall exclusively on me with a little help from my sons. I will also have to shovel out the neighbor as well as she is in her 90’s and has a heart condition. But, at least the errands are done, and we are as prepared as we can be, so now we wait.
|We had to shovel a path for Jason to do his business! He didn't like the snow!|
This afternoon, 35 years later, the automated call from the school department came, announcing no school tomorrow. The Nightly News revealed that Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel is in Boston. I always say when Jim Cantore comes to town, it’s time to get out of town. He only goes to where the storms are expected to be the worst. So after a Dunkin Donut and post office run early tomorrow morning, we will be hunkered down, weathering another historic storm, drinking lemon drops and watching Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel if we don’t lose power! And shoveling. A lot of shoveling...