December 18, 2009

Washington Blizzard

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.


At 1:45:



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!

17 comments:

MyLifesAStitch said...

Can't wait for your next post!! We're hunkered down here, as well... the snow started coming down at about 10:30 here, I think! I have to admit - I'm looking forward to it! :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Keep us posted! Our end of the country is pretty nice.

Keep calm and carry on!!!

The Bunns are glad to see your shopping priorities!!!

BL gags at your culinary plans (Sound GREAT to me!)

bunnygirl said...

Stay warm! I'm sure those fuzzy bunnies will help with that. They owe you for putting their food priorities ahead of your own!

Melissa said...

Yikes, there are two ways of looking at it - snowbound is fun, or snowbound is debilitating (on all the stuff you have to get done for Christmas). I'd like to think the former though sometimes being snowbound after a few days can drive you mad. We had that last winter.

At least the bunnies are taken care of! I like the photos with the BBQ!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

A blizzard! at least you've got good company and the rabbits will be well fed.......Peaches does look so concerned......we will be waiting for an update.

April Mechelle said...

Keep me posted. Here in Alabama, 10 years ago we had 13" of snow, but lost power for 10 days. Hope you keep power...

Marjo said...

Hey, doesn't look half bad to me but then for Alaska that is pretty much expected at this time of year. :)
Hope you guys stay safe and warm and of course the bunnies should come first. Good luck through the blizzard.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty snow pictures, Glenna! It is still coming down here in my part of Virginia (we have at least 13 1/2 inches). Looking forward to seeing your updates!

Hope you find time to do lots of stitching!

Robin in VA

Catherine said...

Hunkering down here in PA as well! Love the updates on your deck - can't wait to see what they look like today! My 5 year old woke up, looked outside and said, "Holy Macaroni!"

Danielle said...

I am in in Maryland and we are getting it too! I went to the store last night and OMG!!! And unfortunately we had holiday plans this weekend that are now cancelled :(

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sounds like you and the bun buns and kitties will have lots of cuddle time in the next couple of days. Stay safe, stay warm and bake some cookies.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh Oh .. the snow is now covering the handle of the BBQ - PANIC!

Home-made marshmallows! Yum ... we'll see if BL has a response to the giant Sno_ball recipe!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! What a lot of snow! We're only supposed to get 5 to 8 inches. I guess we're just getting the dregs of what's left! lol! Good luck getting your furniture at some point! Hope it arrives before Christmas!

Jennifer said...

I've been looking at the weather news alot. We live in North Georgia and was supposed to drive to Chicago(not my idea) but any on Christmas Eve. We aren't now. Thank goodness because I thought it was a crazy idea anyway with my back troubles.
I can't wait to see your next picture today!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Cari said...

Hi Glenna! Love your idea to measure the snow by the deck - I'll have to remember that. We are covered here in Central VA and it is still coming down - no end in site. We haven't seen a snow like this in a long time. Good day to be inside all warm and cozy with a good stitching project!

Daffycat said...

I would not like to have seen the grocery store at that time! I work in one...they can predict ONE INCH of snow and people go off the deep end.

BTW I love fried bologna sammitches!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

So funny how so many people panic when bad weather is on the way! You guys could be nice and share some of that snow!