Friday, February 5, 2010

“Batten Down the Hatches! Again!!! -- February 5, 2010”

Batten down the Hatches or in other words, A MAJOR SNOW STORM is HEADED OUR WAY!!!


Yep, we have another huge weather event headed our way. Actually it’s already here and we have gently falling snow outside right now. The grass is just about covered.

It began about 11:30am this morning and is supposed to last until about 10:00pm Saturday night. We are forecasted to get from 20 to 30 inches of snow”!

Some areas might get more than 30 inches of snow!

One of the weather newscasters said that so far Maryland has received more snow than Alaska?

This is not typical for this area!

DH and I took the day off as the storm would arrive at both of our places of employment before it would arrive here and the commutes home would be terrible. Neither one of us is critical so we don’t need to be there, thank goodness. The schools let out 2 hours early and a lot of the businesses are already closing. Basically, everything will be cancelled for at least the next two to three days. I’ve been receiving emails announcing cancellations from the school, and now from all of the LNS and the not so LNS announcing that their super bowl sales are being cancelled and rescheduled. :-)

We spent the morning running a few errands, getting the cars and the van in the garage, getting gas for the snow blower and the generator, one more trip to the grocery store, and getting the money ready to pay one of the wandering plow guys. We then took DS out for lunch at Olive Garden as we figure we won’t be back out until late Sunday night or on Monday.

And of course I had to stop by the fabric store to pick up some fabric to play with as I’ve decided that I want to teach myself how to quilt. Yes, Beth, I fabric stashed! LOL!!!

We should have blizzard conditions in this area after dusk. So it’s safer to be home than out and about. We’ll be thinking about our police officers, volunteer fire, EMT personnel, State Highway employees, and the personnel at the local Hospitals and wishing them well. Thank goodness we have them!

The storm on December 19, 2009 was predicted as the storm of the century but this one is expected to be much worse. Higher winds, blizzard conditions, and snow totals.

We just finished finding the candles, finding the flashlights, checking the batteries, filling up a bathtub with water (we are on well and septic and if the power goes out, we can't flush as the well pump stops pumping). We are now home, warm, safe and dry.

We are planning on doing a few chores, playing a bunch of games and hopefully watching some movies if we have power. I'm hoping to be able to stitch a little bit as I want to finish up my January, 2010 light bulb ornament for the February Christmas SAL. I also need about one hour of work to finish up the January, 2010 Fortune Cookie from Fireside Stitchery’s Fortune Cookie club. Once I have both of these done, I’ll have some new pictures to share with you. I’m hoping that once I finish adding the floss and the petite very velvet to the January Fortune Cookie it will photograph better. The silver metallic keeps showing up as gray on all of the pictures I’ve tried to take!

I hope everyone in the path of the storm, stays safe, dry, warm and that you hopefully find some time to stitch!

Back in a few!!!

Windy Meadow


Kelly said...

Good luck with the weather! It sounds great to be tucked into home with all your goodies to play with until about 24 hours into the storm, then you can feel like a caged cat. Hopefully, you will be able to dig out shortly after the snow ends. I will be thinking about all of you on the east coast.

Deb said...

I heard this morning that your storm is suppose to be the biggest you've had there in 100 years! I am just blown away by all the snow you've had there. My SIL lives in VA, and she said that she's sick of it already! Glad that you managed to get some stash purchases in. You should be all set for the weekend! Stay safe and warm!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I just talked to my folks, near Richmond. They're not supposed to get the totals Northern VA is but still, for them, 10 - 14 inches is a LOT of snow. Like Deb said, you all have gotten far more than we have and even Canada is trucking in snow for the Olympics. Go figure. Stay warm and I pray your power stays on!

Kathryn said...

Good to see that you are staying safe! And here I was complaining about the rain (we are already over our 4" quota for the season - July '09 to June '10).

I found some red PETITE Very Velvet for the fish ribbon, so I'm about to start the fish this weekend. Angel Cat is looking so GOOD. Thanks for making me think more about my threads choices.

Jules said...

Stay safe and warm! Hopefully you won't get nearly the predicted amount of snow and things will be alright. We have been getting pouring rain here all day - and tornado watches. I think I would take that over the snowy, blizzard conditions any day (being from MI originally, I know all about the weather you are having).

NCPat said...

Good luck with your storm! We already lost power for three hours this morning, just preparing for more rain and then ice overnight...maybe some snow to spice that up too!

Mel said...

Stay safe!

Littlebit said...

Oh my! That's a LOT of snow..we had more than I've seen in all the years we've lived in the heartland this drifted near the top of our 6-foot privacy fence. Seven weeks later, it's down to about 4 feet out there, before it started snowing again. Stay safe! I can't wait to see how your quilting venture goes. I think you will absolutely love it!

stitchinfiend said...

The weather sounds really nasty. Hope you are all safe and well.

Brigitte said...

I read the news about your blizzard and saw the pictures. Good decision to take Friday off and to spend a long weekend at home playing with your fabrics and your stitching.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Hi Cyn,
Sounds like you've got all the bases covered while snowed in. If your power holds, you'll have a great time with DH and the kids. Good luck with your quilting adventures too. Looking forward to hearing an update on your snow totals, etc.