Riding the edge of a cold front, this storm centered in the deep south, is projected to move up the east coast tomorrow and Saturday, dumping 8-12" of snow in the Virginia Piedmont. Yikes! This is fairly early for a snow storm of this magnitude here!
Keri, if you and Sunny are reading this, get out your snow boots sweeties! They are predicting 1-2' of snow north of here! Very unusual for the Virginia Maryland area, especially this early, except in El Niño years. And yep! It's an El Niño year!
So, it's into Richmond tomorrow, to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food items, and a little vino, just in case the power goes out. And while I'm there, I 'm going to have to stop in Best Buy, and get a new Logitec Trackball Mouse. The one I have now has become recalcitrant, and requires a sound thrashing every five minutes to keep it working!
Since I live in an all electric home, with a well for a water supply, I will have to fill at least one of my bathtubs with water, to wash and flush toilets with, in case the power goes out and my well pump stops working. I have two kerosene heaters, and ten gallons of kerosene to keep the house warm just in case, and a Coleman propane stove to cook on, if necessary. Hopefully it won't come to that, but history tells me it's possible. If you don't hear from me for a few days, it will because I have reverted back to pioneer mode.
I love to watch the snow, especially when it first starts coming down. As everything turns white, it gets so quiet and peaceful. There is also a prediction of another wintry weather event next week, so we have a great chance at having a white Christmas this year!
And speaking of Christmas, I got a lovely Christmas card today, from a sweet little lady up in Michigan, complete with a beautiful picture of her and her family! Thank you so much, Amy! You are all just beautiful!