The picture was taken yesterday afternoon, during a break in the snow. It's still snowing.
Bad things are suppose to happen on Friday the 13th. I normally make it through these days without a problem, but this Friday the 13th is living up to its name. It started with no electricity (the power went off about 9:30 last night and came back on sometime after midnight). This was followed by waking up and learning from the radio (for the cable TV was out) that school was closed for the day. And it’s still snowing, even though it’s supposed to be in the low 40s today. Yesterday we got 8 inches of snow, a record for this early in the year (most of it melted due to the ground being warm). The dogwood outside the kitchen window is ruined and a huge branch from a maple tree was blocking the driveway. With leaves still on the trees, limbs are down all over town, which is why there have been so many power failures and why they closed schools. From what I’ve heard, there are still several thousand people without power in the county. The roads are still clear and this will melt soon, I’m sure.
On another note, I recently leaned through Kevin’s blog about a Florida woman who was awarded a $11.3 million dollar judgment, an outrageous settlement from a court down there in a liable suit involving another blogger. The other blogger didn’t even show up in court. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it. I suppose the lesson here is to be nice, tell the truth, and stay away from Florida bloggers whose names being with an “S”! (to understand this inside joke, look up my January 12, 2006 post in my archives)
Enough complaining, for I am really happy with the snow which, at this time of the year, I receive as a gift! Time to put a fire in the fireplace.