So things are theoretically back to normal today.
Still some cleanup to do around the edges. Normally, we wouldn’t worry too much about the edges this time of year – in January, it is important to clean up after a storm so that you are ready for the next one. In March, it’s not usually a problem, because the snow melts pretty fast. But this March is not normal. Over 3 feet of snow in a week, and guess what? Another storm is predicted for next week. I am hoping and praying that it is warm enough to be rain, but no one is talking about that. I’ll bring it up when I speak to Ma Nature.
Yesterday I declared a snow day and did not go to work, though it was open (and 194 others didn’t go to work. We have just over 200 employees. There’s a message there somewhere) but it wasn’t a calm and lazy day like last week. We shoveled snow almost all day, with plenty of breaks for resting, of course. It took all day to get those two cars free.
I did not much else. A bit of spinning and few rows of Durrow, I was just too tired.
The good news was, the power came back on mid-morning! A true miracle. Our wonderful plow guy told us he saw no trees or lines down. And he lives around the corner, and had power. So I think it was just a case of a branch touching a wire, or something. Anyway, we were super thrilled it wasn’t out for days. I got as far as bringing the cooler upstairs, but had not started to fill it when we got power again. Yippee!