Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Our last big snow storm 08
We have it
coming: A major Noreaster (a blizzard to those who don’t speak Maine.) The
snow is due to start Monday night and continue into Wednesday. Most Noreasters last from six to eight hours
but according to forecast this one will stall and continue for more than twenty
mind. I have been complaining all of
January that we haven’t received enough snow to bank the house. We got approximately a foot in early January
and then came rain so we have ended with about five inches of frozen, crunchy,
ice crystal snow cover that has endured until now.
The snow predictions
range from eighteen to thirty-six inches with high winds, according to which
computer model you pay attention to.
begin: we will go into town tomorrow and
shop to stock up the food larder. Fresh
vegies keep well and will give us salads.
Can goods including tuna, salmon and beans are a good put by. We will likely lose electricity for and
extended time but we can cook on the gas stovetop and move perishables into the
back hall as temps are predicted in the single numbers to below zero at
night. We have put new batteries in our
flashlights and in our battery operated lantern, we also have an oil lamp and
gas lamps installed in the living room and kitchen. We have six gallons of water for flushing the
toilet and twelve gallons for drinking.
I moved about a quarter cord of wood to my wood storage unit by the back
door and filled my normal storage on the back porch.
Holds a quarter of a cord filled.
will fill the snow blower with gas and start it and run it for a few
minutes. The shovel is by the back door. I also filled the bird feeders and will
probably have to make trips out back to keep them clear of snow.
have a check list, but have done this enough that it is second nature.
It will be
time for books and games and snuggle down with the cats; a not all together unpleasant prospect.