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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Weather Worries

Have to admit I'm a little gunshy about all this rain. Watching the gutter fill here inspires a feeling of dread in my stomach which is not entirely unfounded. However, the weather widget on iBrattleboro says:

"Rain or snow this evening. Then snow after midnight. Total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Much cooler with lows around 30. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Increasing to 15 to 20 mph withgusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation near100 percent."

Well they got the 100% precipitation right. It's pouring out there. It's close to the full moon. IF the temp drops...and IF the temp stays dropped, we'll see.

I'd rather see ice and snow than water, for a while anyway. Hope I wake up to a winter wonderland.


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am worried also. There has been so much precipatation the past 9 months, now the winds and possibly snow in the forecast has me dreading tomorrow. I am really scared of more trees falling down, due to the very moist ground. I don't remember being this frightened years ago, but now I seem to worry more and more about things I have no control over. Tomorrow I have to go to work, and people are counting on me, but if it snows, I will be a wreck. I was in a very, very bad car crash 10 years ago while there was snow on the ground, (although that was not a factor),and I am so nervous when I have to drive in it now. I know that I will get one block and have an anxiety attack and not be able to move. Gosh, what our minds do to us.

Hope you are safe and sound.

Austan said...

Isn't it awful? I used to think the old people were nellies to get worried about the weather. But maybe it was because they'd seen what I have now? It just seems more dramatic these days.

If you can't drive in it, don't, Arleen. There's nothing worth such upset.

Hope you are too, dearie. Don't take unnecessary risks.

Geo. said...

Have decided to minimize Yuletide attendance and stay off the road even here in California. At an extended family gathering last night I was bitten by our host's dog. It was very large, very goofy. At least I think it was his dog. Full moon coming, you say? Are there goofy werewolves? Becoming one is another good reason I keep off the road!

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for you. I know you are a little gunshy right now and I don't blame you one little bit. If I had lived through what you have I would be nervous too.

paulg said...

I hate driving in the first snow of the year too, Arleen.

The week I met my wife-to-be back in '86 I rolled & totaled my Toy pick up in the first little snow of the year - Nov.11...

Had it not been for an angel named Donna willing to drive from Bratt to Newfane to Putney twice a night for a week I wouldn't have gotten to know the woman who became my wife.

So every year when that first snow comes around, I think of Nov.11, '86.
But after a few minutes of nervousness it all tends to settle down into - "driving in snow, what a pain.
Oh well, that's life in VT - wish that CT SUV would get off my bumper -oops! there he goes into a ditch...hope he's alright!"

Austan said...

Geo.- That's awful. I hope you're not badly bitten. Goofy dogs have teeth too. They say when you've been bitten pretty good you have Dog Medicine... if that's any consolation. Sure hurts, though. The bruise was worse than the chomp on me. Well I hope you're healed up soon.

Austan said...

Lawless- Upon waking, the sun is shining, there's no rain -or snow- at all. Nada. And I slept in later than ever. Go figure. This will take some getting used to, that's all. :)

Austan said...

Paul- what a great story! Once again we've dodged the pie and aside from the chill wind it's really a very nice day.