This winter so far has been a pretty poor one with regard to snowfall and every day I have been checking the weather forecast like a kid watching the clock on Christmas Eve hoping for a little bit of the white stuff. Yesterday I got my wish; we had about six inches of snow where we live and we woke up to a world that had become white. Today we went out and had some fun; the sun was shining, the temperature wasn’t too cold and it was beautiful in the woods. We made a snowman, had a snowball fight and I even made my first ever snow angel. I was happy and felt about 20 years younger and then I checked the weather forecast.
We are due a storm from Monday night to Wednesday that is predicted to drop between 18 and 24 inches of snow. I didn’t even realise that much bloody snow could fall in one go! I’m tempted to either buy 90 tins of soup to prepare or pre-emptively hand myself in at the morgue to save rescuers the effort when I am found buried in a snowdrift higher than our house. Reading the weather warning is a little sobering; “travel could become impossible and life threatening across the whole region. This has the potential to be a historic storm.” Now I know that the media like to exaggerate but even so, this storm is clearly going to be pretty impressive.
Here’s the thing; I have already seen people post on Facebook that they are going to turn up to work anyway. I am lucky enough to be able to work from home so I won’t have any major issues unless we get a power cut but people are planning on travelling into work! In England a mere four inches of snow gives every workplace a absence list that must resemble one from the time of the Great Plague but here in New England people are treating the potential of 2 feet of snow as a minor inconvenience. I am impressed by how quickly and efficiently snow gets cleared here but even so going out in this storm seems like an awful idea. I’ll let you all know how my first storm goes and I’ll be back later in the week with pictures!