Friday, December 18, 2009
It's Snowing To Beat Hell!
Well! The 8-12" of snow forecasted last night, has been revised to 12-20"! It's been snowing for five hours now, and I already have 7"! It's supposed to continue through tonight, and all day tomorrow. This is shaping up to be the biggest East Coast snow storm, since "The Blizzard of 96", 13 years ago.
I made my way into Richmond today, to stock up on provisions in case the power goes out. Don't worry Caroline! Fortunately for my neighbors, I won't have to resort to cannibalism, like the Donner Party!
God! What a hell hole the Short Pump shopping district, of west Richmond has become! Bumper to bumper traffic, and wall to wall people! A grand example of irresponsible urban sprawl gone mad. Everyone must have taken the day off to prepare for the coming onslaught, because the stores, the parking lots, and the roads were just jammed! I was never happier to get my errands run, and get the hell out of there! Sadly, I have to go back there on Monday, to get my mother a Christmas gift certificate, from Barnes & Noble book store. I hate going back there, because of the traffic and the crowds, but I do love looking at all of the lovely books in Barnes & Noble. For the last couple of years, in addition to the gift certificates I usually give my mother, I also got her two volumes of wonderful pictorial histories of starlets. One of Lucille Ball, who she is crazy about, and then last year, one of Lana Turner. I hope they have new ones this year. They are truly beautiful coffee table books, with the most wonderful photographs in them. I could look at the pictures of Lana Turner all day long, and never get tired of them. She was so beautiful!
Oh crap! I just went for a pee, then checked the deck again, and since I started this post, another inch has come down! We are now already at 8"! I filled my big whirlpool tub with water, just in case the power goes out. I live in an all electric home. My water supply, is a deep well (380'), with an electric well pump, so if the electricity goes out, I can't even flush a toilet. Filling the spare tub with water will allow me enough water to to flush toilets, and wash with for several days. For emergency lighting, I have a couple of battery powered lanterns, several kerosene lamps, and a bunch of long burning storm candles. I think I already mentioned that I have two kerosene heaters and ten gallons of kerosene. I almost sprung for a 2,000 watt, very portable generator at Lowe's today, while getting my five gallon bottles of water, but I just didn't want to spend nearly $600 on a gamble, that power would go out. If it does, I'll wish I got it. If it doesn't, I'll be glad I didn't throw my money away. I already have a shed full of tools and contraptions, I have only used a few times in the last 16 years I have lived in this house. Do I really need another?
While in Kroger's today, I spied a tall, very androgynous looking woman, with a collar length blond page, wearing black slacks and a tweed jacket, and pushing her shopping cart. She was thin, but very tall, at least six feet, with a very nice, but relatively manly looking face, and I am just sure she was trans. I was in boy mode, and she caught me looking at her twice. I couldn't help it, I was just drawn to her. God, I hope I didn't make her paranoid! The only reason I was looking at her, was because I though she was beautiful, and I was overcome with envy. I do so love my trans sisters!
I will charge the battery on my camera up tonight, and tomorrow, I will see about getting you some pictures of what the right Nor'ester blowing up the East Coast, can do to the Virginia Piedmont in winter. In the mean time, I would appreciate it, if all of you would offer sacrifices to the gods, in hopes that they will keep my power on.