So, this is what it looked like around 5ish on Tuesday. It’s hard to see the gusts, but they were horizontal. Darc made it home early and safely, thank the Lord. They’re saying we’ll probably end up with around a foot and a half of snow here, and gusts right now are at least 50 mph. It’s a bad ‘un.
That flag in the picture is pretty much my beacon. I can tell what the wind is like depending on how it’s waving. There were times earlier in the day when the gusts were so fierce that I couldn’t see the flag. I can usually see it at night because that building it’s in front of is the management office complex and they always have some kind of light on, as you can see the row they have lit there. Tonight, I can barely see those lights and the flag is not visible at all.
Yes, they should have it lit at night, with a special spotlight dedicated to it. But they don’t. *sigh*
The power started flickering in the early evening hours so we shut down the computers and lit some candles, just in case. The power did seem to stabilize after a while so I decided to turn on the old Flintstones computer, to see what was going on in the world. I was using my phone to check the weather reports but after a while of looking at that tiny screen, my eyes start to feel old. (Don’t say it!)
The Internet connection in here is pretty poor, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to get this posted.
The drifts are already about a foot up on my patio door, and the blowing snow has stuck to the screens so we can’t see out on that side of any of our windows. The poor crew keeps going out every couple of hours to plow the parking lot here and run the snow blower down the sidewalk. I always want to take them a cup of coffee or something. Whenever it snows, they’re out there at 4 and 5 am, plowing so people can get to work. They have a really great team here. That is one of the perks to apartment life.
The drifts are so high, I tried to take a picture of my neighbor’s car but it came out too dark. The drifts are up to the windows on their car, it’s a little SUV type of thing. They’re up to the hood on our car.
I might try to get another picture tomorrow and update this, just to see the difference. We always have snow here and freezing temps in the winter. For at least 5 months of the year. Over 150 days of cold and snow and cold. We just usually don’t get a months worth of snow all at once. This is why I say all snow should be confined to snow-globes. 🙂
Oh, happy Groundhog day!
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