The ocean dumped tons of rock, sand and debris onto the streets.
My street looked pretty much like this.
Now I am in no way comparing this storm with that one. It's just a snowstorm. If you live around here your going to have snow in the winter.
This is a shot out a front window around 7 this morning... I have no desire to go out and shovel my car out but I must. At least I'm in a drive way. There may have been an inch of snow on the ground.
Two hours have passed since I wrote the above. There isn't all that much snow in the ground and it's freezing rain right now which is supposed to turn back into snow later on. I have already been out and it's not bad. Not too many cars on the street, not that much snow. I have been to the store and purchased a bottle of wine. I am either going to Arlene's house or she's coming here. We conveniently live next door to each other. We may even go out to dinner tonight.
Still at 7 A.M.
It's been 10 months since I "retired". I still work 2 or 3 days a week. I'm still in the adjustment phase. I have a lot of free time compared to before and it's nice but it becomes a challenge to change your lifestyle. Filling the new found free time in. I have been working since 1968. Fulltime in 1969 and with my present day employer since 1971. I am lucky. I have survived the slow downs in the economy and kept my job. It wasn't and still isn't a very glamorous job but it did provide me with a good life. I mentioned to Arlene if she would like to retire to Martha's Vineyard. Now I know it's a stupid question and unless I hit the lottery, it's a pipe dream, but she was quite receptive to the idea. In reality we could never afford it. Still it's close enough to get there in 3 hours, drive and ferry included and we can't wait for the end of May beginning of June. It's the same state yet we're on an island. It's like home but it's a slower pace of life. There's no big city but there is an ocean. And the ability to take private walks on the beach at almost any time. We only go in the off seasons.
Ok enough daydreaming. It's time to get spiffed up as Arlene is coming over.
I'm outta here.