The U.S. northeast is in the midst of a blizzard. And from New York through New England the snow's been a fallin' for hours. The roads are closed for all but plows and emergency vehicles, the landscape is a snow covered wonderland and for the most part, my family and I have been holed up nice and cozy in our home since last night. My wife had learned late yesterday afternoon that her office would be closed today and nervously we waited until about 7:30 pm when my work officially announced it would also remain closed due to the extremely nasty weather that was reportedly on the way. And with that we opened a celebratory bottle of wine to enjoy during dinner and toasted our first snow day- a Blizzard Day!- of 2013.
The Blizzard of 2013 was the talk of the region days before it hit. Among my friends and coworkers the buzz was all about whether or not our various work would be cancelled on Friday. Right up to the announcement of closing my friends and I were texting back and forth to see if anybody had news. Suffice it to say, we were glad to hear we'd receive an extra day on our weekend. Around here we slept in and enjoyed a tasty breakfast and then took care of some chores and just settled in to wait for the snow. Around 10am it began.
The snow is still streaming down and the wind is gusting more than ever. To say that I'm excited to get outside and walk around again is an understatement. It's been a long time since I've gotten to tromp around a snowstorm such as this. And doggie, after his nap, is going to be eager to go too once he sees me lacing up my boots. Here's one last shot for tonight...and it will be interesting to see how much more snow is out there in the morning!