Snowpocalypse 2015: Day 1, Pre-Storm
It’s the big one!
That’s right folks, us hardy New Englanders have a snowpocalyse bearing down on us. According to some news outlets, Winter Storm Juno is already a historic storm. Schools and businesses are closing, flights have been canceled and store shelves have been pillaged for essentials. And not a flake has fallen yet.
In our household, we did our duty and actually got to the grocery a day before we needed to (that’s a miracle!). Spouse filled up gas cans for the generator in case the power goes out and I gave the barn a good cleaning while it was still easy to push a wheelbarrow down the hill. But I still have some “essentials” to get: dog food, a new heater for the fish tank and sleds.
The kids are on high-octane energy, like a mixture of Christmas excitement fueled by Halloween candy. They wanted to know why they couldn’t just stay home today too (um, because mommy needs to reclaim her sanity after the weekend).
Spouse was supposed to be on call tonight, so I was anticipating being alone until Wednesday. And by alone, I mean surrounded by 5 kids but being the only responsible party in the bunch (i.e. the only one really capable of digging us out and getting the outside animals fed). But Spouse’s boss offered to take call tonight since his kids are grown and his wife is away. Yay Boss!! So as long as Spouse can get home this evening, I shouldn’t be found curled up in a fetal position mumbling things like, “no more screen time, stop throwing snow balls and no! you cannot make an ice skating rink in the house!”
Instead I am free to indulge in a little bit of kid-like anticipation, because, after all, what is more exciting than the thought of a blizzard with snow deeper than you can walk in?
Let’s hope this doesn’t fizzle.