Straight from the people at NOAA (national oceanographic and atmospheric admin):

THIS NOR/EASTER IS FORECAST TO BE
INTENSIFYING STRONGLY JUST EAST OF OUR AREA...AND IS EXPECTED TO
BRING HEAVY SNOW TO A GOOD PART OF OUR AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND
PERHAPS INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

We're expecting another snow storm.  Tonight.  And all day tomorrow.  I laughed when I read this because what else are you going to do?  I've arranged to take Wed and possibly Thurs off as vacation days (although I think this is somewhat unfair since I won't physically be able to get into work if we get the 18 inches of snow they're predicting).  If I request the time off ahead of time, it's not a dreaded occurence.

No one showed up for their appointments yesterday and I don't expect an overwhelming turnout today either.  Philadelphia does not do a good job plowing streets and the smaller streets (and there are a lot of them, the city hasn't changed much since colonial times in some places) are not plowed at all.  People have to dig themselves out and some cannot physically do the work.  And people will hear "snow" and stay home.  I'll probably spend the day just like yesterday, rescheduling people and faxing scripts to pharmacies. 

In the grand scheme of things, this is not a terrible thing.  It's weather.  We have no control over it and it's a reminder of how sometimes you just have to go with the flow and give up control.  As I am a person who likes to be in control (of myself) this is a concept that I need to be reminded of sometimes.  I'll use this time to make another hat.  The first one is too small and I don't like the way it fits.  I have some handspun yarn that might work out well for it.  And I can keep plowing forward on Pk's sweater.  It takes forever to knit a sweater in the round but I like that it will only have shoulder seams.  I have about 10 inches done.  Halfway up the body.

I want to take a minute to tell you how proud I am of my Katiebaby.  She was house/dog sitting for my brother's house/rottweilers over the weekend (during the blizzard) and had a harrowing experience.  She tells it so much better than I so go read it here.  She tells it so well I felt like I was there.  She kept her head and used good judgement.  As kids are growing up, you hope you are teaching them the important things (like not eating yellow snow and looking both ways) and you hope they are paying attention.  I guess Kate was paying attention.  She's pretty darn terrific.

Well, I guess I should check the phone messages and see who is cancelling for today.  Have a good one.  Stay warm and dry.  Pk gave our snow shovel to Kate and now we can't find another one-all the stores are sold out.  I guess we'll have to take it back......

Comments

Roxie said…
Kate is a hero and a life-saver. STUPID dogs!

These snow storms are nature's way of telling you to rest some more. Let your body recover from that sinus infection and build up your strength. Enjoy the time off. Sleep in.
Bezzie said…
I'm so glad she called 911 instead of trying to go after them herself. Dogs are great, but not worth risking your life over when the chips are down.

Meh, we here up in the United Half State of Chopped Liver are not impressed by the latest snow development.

What are your plans for Monday when it hits a third time? Allegedly.
Rose Red said…
Heh, the lesson about the yellow snow made me laugh!

Go Kate!
KnitTech said…
Glad she handled the situation so well. Nice job Mom.
DPUTiger said…
What a story! Go, Kate!

We got dumped on over the weekend. My one gripe is that I'm on my own with snow removal since Hubster is still on the shelf with the broken collarbone. I shoveled out Round 2 this morning and am now ignoring what has been falling since I finished. I'd be surprised if we don't have 30" on the ground right now. Par-tay! ;-)

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