Most folks cringe from snow storms, but they excite me.
Last year (the winter of 2007-08) we were in Florida from December 27th until mid-April. Our Saginaw address experienced record snowfall. I was filled with mixed feelings. I loved my time in Florida, but when I heard of the snow storms, I must admit, there was a little “missed-out” feeling. The last 20 years of winters have been mild with little snow. We finally had a winter for the record-books and we were basking in the sun instead.
So it was with a high level of excitement that I listened last night to the weather forecasters who predict the possibility of a 10-inch snowfall today and tomorrow.
In anticipation, I found a website called http://wunderground.com where you can zoom in on your neighborhood and follow an approaching storm in real-time. It’s complete with satellite images and terrain mapping.
I zeroed in on “Lake Cecil” (we live on the north side of the lake due north from the east most “island”) and have followed the approching blob on the map
It’s still snowing with more predicted. I doubt that we’ll get the 10 inches there stated to be a possibility. We’ll be lucky to get 4 or 5 inches. Right now we have about an inch.
I should explain that I didn’t feel this way when I had to drive to work and I was often the first one to “trail-blaze” out of our subdivision to M-52. But now, with a big fire in the fireplace and no plans to leave the house for a couple of days, I am enjoying the view from inside.
Tuesday I have an afternoon dental appointment. Wednesday we have a senior luncheon at the high school. Thursday our dulcimer club will be performing at Horizons Conference Center, a high-end facility, (we start at noon). But if it snows until tomorrow night, we’ll still have time to dig-out.
Bring ‘er on!!!!