Saturday, January 24, 2015

Yup, it's snowing.

I have to say that even though we knew the snow was coming, there wasn't much panic buying while I was at work yesterday. That's a good thing. Not for the store, but for peoples attitudes when it snows. For the first time I did not see people buying like crazy people. I still think it's all remnants from 1978. We already had about 21 inches of snow on the ground from a very recent storm. The next storm lasted about 30 hours. and left another 38 inches of snow. The wind was gusting up to 70 mph in the Boston area. The entire coast was battered.
 This house was cut in half by the ocean.

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.


  1. AHH spiffed up eh? I bet you clean up real good as they say in MO. The 78 winter was brutal by those photos. Once you've been through something like that you do tend to become a prepper. Later tonight it will snow here maybe 2 to 3 inches. You two have a nice evening!

  2. That was one tough winter in those pictures. Hope the freezing rain didn't cost too much trouble. Snowing here right now. Only about 3 inches predicted. That's more than enough for me. For a 'pipe dream' that sounds like a nice one.

  3. That was a terrible time. Our worst fear here is loss of power, not the ocean destroying our home. (Maybe Arlene can make you some snickerdoodles when she visits!)

  4. Gosh looking back at those pictures quite sad and scary stuff. I must say I do like your front yard pictures , hope the snow doesn't cause too much problems.
    Enjoy your wine and evening with Arlene .

  5. Blessings....
    wooo, we don't have any snow in Toronto, in other parts of Canada sure but not Toronto.
    love the photo header.
    good luck, stay warm and have a fabulous week.

  6. Your new header is beautiful Paul! Stay safe in the storm.