That was weird.
I could smell it on Friday. Any of you who are used to impending snow storms coming know what I’m talking about. The air becomes heavy, static, and the sun has troubles cutting through…haze? What is that? It’s a storm coming, and if you’re paying attention, you’ll know about it a full day before it gets here.
It started on Saturday as light rain that changed over quickly. By 9 am, it was snowing. Hard. We had our first Nor’easter of the season. On a weekend we’d normally use rakes (if the leaves were down yet, which they’re not), we were using them for a different reason – to knock snow off the trees so the branches wouldn’t break. We lost two branches in total, and it was precisely because the leaves were still on the trees and the snow clung to them.
It snowed all day and into the night, but luckily by morning all was clear. It was too warm before the storm for the snow to stick to the driveway beyond a thick layer of sludge. But the road crews were out and the layers of salt were again thicker than the snow. Coming from a land of constant snow and dwindling salt piles, I view that action with a mixture of disdain and envy.
Sunday was a lovely day with sun, chillier temps (low 40s) and dry roads. Yes, they were pretty much dry. That doesn’t mean my car isn’t covered in salt. It is. Like I said, thick layers of salt.
Today I’ll be getting a medical test in the morning, then putting together a portfolio for a client meeting later in the week. I finished a book I was working on, so I’ll be editing. Just in time for the start of NanoWriMo. I got a large contract out on Friday, so I hope to hear from the client today with the project. And I have to get in touch with my insurance agency to give them my working life history via reams of paper.
How was your weekend? Did you fare better with the weather?