The storm is over. It’s a beautiful, sunny day now, unlike yesterday’s windy snowy day. We couldn’t even get good views of what was happening outside, as the snow stuck to the windows. We figure we got at least two feet of snow, though maybe it was more.
The view from inside the house.
The big news in town was that our local Trader Joe’s roof partially collapsed, with its walls buckling. See the video here. That’s sad for a number of reasons, like the loss of business for them and employee jobs. Personally it’s sad for me because I shop there weekly and there are quite a few items I only buy there. Just checked the site – there’s another one maybe 20-25 minutes away, so I may have to check it out until this one gets rebuilt. I know, first world problems.
I took the quiet day at home as an opportunity to clean up the attic and basement a little. Even though they don’t look much different, we got rid of a bunch of bags of things, mostly the kids’ stuff they stored in the attic and some craft items in the basement that were partly used and no longer needed.
Mark went outside to shovel twice. This was before the first shoveling, because you can still see the planter. The screen door obviously wasn’t shut fully because we got snow inside the door and on the screen handle. Later we had to exit through the back because it was impossible to push this door open.
The back door was even worse, with snow coming in through the screen.
I was going to make a hearty soup for dinner but I didn’t start it in time (it needs 2-3 hours too cook – oops!) so instead we had fondue.
Our light (above) has a lot of ice on it, as a huge icicle hanging from the gutter keeps dripping on it. It appears we had mail delivery on Saturday (unless I forgot to get the mail Friday), and the delivery person as always left the mail sticking out of the box, so it now has ice on it keeping it open. Yay!
It’s a good day to go sledding. Unfortunately the sledding hills around here get super crowded, and the kids have decided that sledding is an activity that sounds good but in actuality really isn’t. So we’ll have another quiet day at home, though Mark is going running. Good luck to him.