Friday, February 05, 2010
We're about to have us some weather
The Governor of DE has declared a state of emergency. A Nor'easter is on it's way. The prediction is for anywhere from 12 - 28 inches of snow, with thunder and lightening and the possibility of coastal flooding.
I sure know how to pick a weekend away at Llangollen, our wee cottage on Rehoboth Bay. Just a quiet day and a half, unplugged and relaxed.
I spent the morning in search of a snow shovel and an ice melt. There isn't any on Long Neck. None in Rehoboth Beach, either. I checked Lowe's, Home Depot, and even Walmart (God help me!). Nothing.
I went to Happy Harry's, CVS and True Hardware. Finally, on my way home, I stopped in to see Mr. Caswell at Caswell's Hardware Store. For $14 I got a "loose gravel" shovel, which Mr. Caswell said would be the best to shovel snow.
Instead of ice melt, I have two five pound bags of old fashioned kitty litter - $6 for the two bags. At Mr. Casewell's suggestion, I also got two flashlights and more lamp fluid for the two "hurricane lamps" I have here at Llangollen.
I had packed my iPod /radio travel alarm clock which is all powered up, as are my Kindle and my phone and my lap top.
Yes, I went out and got milk, bread, eggs, coffee and toilet paper. Oh, and chocolate. I have learned that as long as there's chocolate, you can get through just about anything - even a Nor'easter.
The snow is supposed to start later on this afternoon and continue through the night and most of Saturday, ending around 5 PM.
The folks at the Community Center know I'm here, as does Mr. Ollis, the President of the Homeowner's Association. He's a peach of a guy. I feel safe just knowing that he knows I'm here.
Of course, I may not make it back to church for Sunday. I do plan to leave as soon as I can on Saturday but I suspect it may take a bit of work to get me shoveled out from under.
If need be, I'll leave early Sunday morning. I'll miss the 8 AM Service, but should be there in plenty of time for the 10. Jon's preaching and is happy to preside, so 'no harm, no foul'.
I've got my favorite snuggle pillow, my comforter, a prayer shawl, and a good book to read on Kindle ('Alice').
I'll leave you with this lovely piece of nostalgia from "White Christmas" (thanks, Frank). A lovely, light flurry just started to fall on the marsh.
It's not going to stay pretty for long. I'll keep you posted. Until then, let's just stay with the romance part of snow. It will make Jon happy.