Normally the only blizzards the DC area sees are the paper kind. This storm, which had been forecast more and more breathlessly with each passing hour, and with higher and higher potential snowfall predictions, is now being called a blizzard, and the weatherman is suggesting our area will see 20 inches or more. Gulp. Today finished up my last day of work before my vacation, a vacation that I was going to spend cleaning and preparing for our Christmas guests, who may or may not be arriving Wednesday, and awaiting the delivery of our furniture tomorrow, which almost certainly won't happen now (unfortunately, we already had the old stuff hauled away, so there are several notable bare spots where people might otherwise have sat), and finishing my barely-started Christmas shopping. None of this would be a huge deal if it weren't for the fact that we don't have a lot of road treatment equipment in VA, and because we do it so seldom that we're not very good at it, and because there are too many of us for the space we occupy, and we're particularly aggressive and rude drivers anyway, and we tend to bash into each other even on dry pavement.
Here's our deck at 11 p.m.
And at a few minutes past midnight. Oh, dear.
On the other hand, those inconveniences aside, we could probably use the downtime to decorate the tree, bake cookies (something I only dream about doing most years) and have a nap. And stitch.
Peaches is worried that we're going to run out of rabbit food. No, Peaches, I did a run to the pet store on the way home from work, and we bought bags of timothy hay, rabbit treats, cases of cat food and bags of cat litter. Unfortunately the grocery store wasn't nearly as easy to get to as the pet store--there were no parking places and it was absolute bedlam inside--so we have a less-than-satisfactory haul by BF, whose idea of "stocking up" is different than mine. We won't starve, certainly, although our diet may consist of fried bologna sandwiches and cheese curls for a while. (Not really; we have lots of stuff in the freezer and pantry, but I know we're probably missing elements of meals that I won't be able to dash out and pick up.)
See you tomorrow with an updated report from the deck!