Winter storm

It looks like the snow is moving out of the Bogs:

We’re still having the occasional flurry or two here in Sabbaticalville:

It was quite a mess this morning. Sometime near 3:00am I was awakened to the sound of sleet hitting the windows. It makes quite a noise, sleet does. It’s a dry sound, a little like that of paper rustling or the crackling of dry leaves. When the sleet wasn’t being noisy, the wind was roaring to make up for it.

This is what we woke up to:

What’s unusual about this picture is the lack of traffic. This was taken at rush hour. Occasionally a car went by, but mostly the streets stayed empty except for the snow plow.

The newscasts recommended staying home if you didn’t have to go out so M took the day off. Around noon we went out for a walk. There was more snow than we thought and it was very strange stuff. It was more like walking in soft sand than in snow. I think that’s because what looked like snow was really little balls of ice.

Out the back door of the apartment building:

Down the street:

More street scenes:

And on the way home, just as the snow started coming down again:

Thankfully, the power stayed on for the most part. It flickered on and off a few times this morning, enough to persuade me to skip the gym because I didn’t want to get stuck down in the basement in the dark. The doors to the gym are locked electronically and we have to use a key fob to open them.

Our cable internet connection has been flitting in and out with no particular pattern to it. I called the cable company and I suppose I should be thankful that I can connect occasionally since there are widespread outages.

I’m looking forward to another walk through town. It really is lovely in the snow.