Snow day #1 (2003-4).
Last (school) year, the first snow day was in January. This (school) year the first snow day came in November. Ya think that's a bad sign?
The kids were thrilled though.
We didn't get a lot of snow but what snow we got was blowing around like crazy. Along with tree branches, garbage cans, blue boxes (recycling bins), and pretty much anything that wasn't tied down. The power went off four times (so far) but, compared to some areas, we were lucky. My parents were going into their 8th hour without hydro when I talked to Mom earlier this afternoon.
I shut the computers down last night because a thunderstorm was brewing and watched a movie instead. I didn't turn them on this morning because it was so windy and, like I said, the power kept going off. Ya know.... I'm fine without 'net access if I'm not home. If I'm camping or visiting or whatever, it doesn't bother me in the least. But if I'm here, and the computers are just sitting there, off, it drives me crazy. Makes me bitchy. I didn't even make it 24 hours before I had to turn Ash back on. Sad, I know.
So anyway... the wind seems to be dying down a bit and they're gradually re-opening the highways. Who knows what tomorrow will bring though.
Oh wait... spoke too soon... Ice just called and he's in the ditch.
Ice made it home ok.
Ash's power supply fan is dying rapidly. So rapidly, I'm going to have to shut him down. I did not need this right before Christmas.
Posted by Ripley on November 13, 2003
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