This was the sunrise Friday morning - we never did see the sun that day......
|Sunrise before the storm.|
We had our electrical box set up so we have a switch that
The transfer switch was less expensive by far, and we had already invested in a good generator. So we decided on that route. I'm so grateful we did. It's not perfect, but it takes a LOT of the pressure off us during a power outage.
The snow and wind were exhausting. The snow just kept coming, and the wind was howling all day Saturday and into Saturday night.
However, Sunday dawned bright and beautiful.....and with tons of snow to be moved. This below is the Mister. After plowing the gravel driveway (which is why it's not plowed down to the gravel).
This is Gabbi, our little Maltese. This was during the storm, when she had to go potty. We shoveled the front yard, and poor little thing, I had to make sure she didn't blow away! Her ears blew up just as I snapped this shot, and she looked like she was going to fly away.
This is what it looked like in the town of Culpeper on Sunday. People walking in the roads because the sidewalks were full of snow.
I had cooked a bunch of food on Friday morning. I made chicken breasts, and chicken thighs, and a sort of chili - we don't like spice so it was ground chicken, baked beans, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. It was yummy when we finally ate it.
If we don't get anymore snow, I'll be okay with that. This was a big storm for our area of the country. I know other areas got hit with a lot more damage, and I feel really bad, especially for the residents along the east coast that have been hit several times in the last few years with flooding and erosion tearing away the coastline.
I'm not one to wish away time. January is almost over (I can hardly believe it). February is a "short" month. March usually brings in spring, so it's very close. I will look forward to warmer weather. My arthritis has been painful, and it gets so every winter now. Not fun. Age is sneaking up on me. Also not fun. However, I am trying to live my life by the day, and not be the year. I'm also trying not to think about my age but about how I want to live.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope if you were affected by this storm, you're doing well and didn't suffer any loss or damage.