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Snowed in

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Snowed in is an expression that I didn’t really understand until yesterday.  We’re at somewhere around two feet of snow in this neck of the woods now, and it’s still coming.  It’s sitting deep outside with many of the roads bloacked.  The university cancelled classes yesterday and today, and has just announced that they’ll be closed tomorrow as well.  The busses will stop running at 3 this afternoon, and won’t run tomorrow either.

For all intents and purposes, we are snowed in.

For now, this isn’t such a bad thing.  The fridge and cupboards are well stocked (I see a big bean soup in my future), the apartment is sealed, and there are plenty of books to read, games to play, and various other entertainment things to do.  I have papers to grade and work to do.  There will be afternoons on the couch with tea and the computer, taking it relatively easy while still getting work done.

That said, this weather isn’t without its issues.  We’re fine where we are, but lots of people are not.  Shelters are full or filling to capacity at rapid rates.  The food bank is closed.  People can’t get around easily, and those with mobility issues are at even more of a disadvantage.  Today may well also involve figuring out if there are any ways that I can help out a bit close to home.


Written by Jenn

December 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Posted in Home sweet home

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