Mon. Feb. 17, 2014: Digging Out

Monday, February 17, 2014
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and Cold
Presidents’ Day

I’m never sure whether or not this is actually a holiday here. I know it was in New York — most services and mail shut down, but things open to shop. But I’m not sure about here. Doesn’t matter — I’m not going out in 2 feet of snow anyway.

Busy weekend. Got a lot of admin stuff done on Friday, and errands. Was delightfully surprised by someone with whom I’m doing some writing work on the Coast — flowers, chocolate, wine delivered. Totally unexpected. Very much enjoyed.

Saturday, ran some errands (including a couple of library runs) and got home just as the snow started — hours earlier than predicted, by the way. Tucked in with books, chocolate, and wine while the blizzard took off. It was a good one.

We were lucky — only without power for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. I woke up right away because suddenly, it’s so QUIET. You don’t realize how much noise power lines and cable lines cause until they’re off. I considered getting up to start a fire in the fireplace, move us all downstairs where it was warmer, etc., but I had all three cats on the bed and we were cozy, so I decided to wait. Power came back on a couple of hours later, so it wasn’t necessary.

Our lovely neighbors helped us dig out. About 18” of snow, and it was the wet, heavy kind. The trees were bending over. The dogwood was arched all the way down into the driveway. I got as much as I could off as high as I could, so the tree could start straightening up, and did the same with the bushes I could reach. Neighbors helped us with the driveway and the path, and then I scraped down to pavement so it wouldn’t freeze over and get worse. Our roof is slanted, so the snow slides off quite well. We also shoveled the back deck and stairs (so nothing would collapse).

The writing has not been going well, and I hope that changes soon. I’m very frustrated, on several levels.

But, I need to dig in and get a lot done this week. So I better get going. I have articles to write for various blogs and a job I really want to pursue. Along with getting back on track with the writing.

Back to the page.

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Published in: on February 17, 2014 at 9:28 am  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’re frustrated with your writing. Hugs!

  2. Glad to hear you didn’t suffer the outage for long. I can say it’s not fun!


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