The Sort-of Blizzard of ’17

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When I woke up today, we were getting snowflakes the size of feathers, just like Herodotus (who should have known better) reported from the northern regions that were, to most of his readers, fabled. And I thought, “Hoo, boy! Good thing the leaves aren’t on the trees yet! It’d pull down all the power lines.”

Now, after 10:30 a.m., there’s a lull in the precipitation and the snow is mixed with freezing rain–which’ll mean the devil of a job, cleaning the cars. The official and bona fide prediction is it’s supposed to snow all day, with accumulations up to 15 inches. Just going by what I see, that would surprise me.

Well, we’re all stocked up on groceries, we have electricity, there’s nowhere that we have to go today, and I think what I’ll do is blog off and on, catch up on some of my reading, and do a jigsaw puzzle with Patty–who has a bad backache today, for no reason we can think of, so we’d appreciate a prayer or two.

I don’t think this storm, in this part of New Jersey, called for the declaration of a state of emergency.

But if you hear nothing further from me today, it’ll mean I was wrong.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

One response to “The Sort-of Blizzard of ’17

  • Erlene

    Heavenly Father, we pray for relief from pain for our sister, Patty today. When these sudden pains come upon us, instantly, we turn to YOU as our healer, provider, our everything, and thank you so much for your merciful and kind care of us. We expect a good report to assure us our prayers are heard. Our faith, our hope and our life is in You. Amen


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