I just realized that I haven't blogged since December 15th...wow! It's been a challenging few weeks, to say the least. Two rounds of stomach flu, Christmas, going back to work (briefly) and trying to catch up, and now a "major weather event!"
Yesterday, we received about a foot of heavy, wet snow in one day. That was followed, last night and today, by crazy winds and wind chill temps of -45 degrees. (You read that right!)
|The *first* of six times time I shoveled the porch.|
I lived in Canada as a kid; I'm no stranger to a good blizzard. I remember in 1996, living in Washington D.C. and hiking three city blocks to a supermarket in waist-deep snow. I secretly don't hate blizzards...I usually find them kind of exciting.
|About noon yesterday. It got MUCH worse by evening!|
The problem this time was/is the potential of losing power. Over 70,000 homes in the city are currently without power, and for someone living in a "vintage" [read: poorly insulated] house with a furnace that depends on electricity, these kind of temps are no joke. I've been flinching every time I hear a tree branch groan. So far I've been lucky, but MANY of my neighbors have been without power or heat for almost 24 hours. I'm hoping luck stays in my favor as the day progresses!
|All of my neighbors across the street lost power...|
Thankfully the university where I work actually closed - which NEVER happens. The mayor issued a no travel order, though, so they kind of had no choice. :) Which means I get to stay home today and catch up on crucial tasks like blogging!
With all the holiday and weather chaos, I haven't don't much thrifting lately, but I've had a few good scores since Christmas I wanted to share.
First, I couldn't have been more pleased with this set of eight near-mint Fred Press "Celestial" glasses with carrier!
This tiny little hand painted sugar and creamer set is so charming. They look a lot like Ken Edwards pieces but I can't find any attribution for them and they are only marked "Mexico," so I'm not sure. I am sure I love them, though!
A fabulous set of silver band goblets in amazing condition! They had so much tarnish that I truly thought they were painted black around the rims at first glance.
And that's the latest report from Snowpocalypse 2014! I hope those of you in the path of this storm are staying warm, and those of you in milder climates are sending us warm thoughts. Especially for this chunky monkey, who (despite the superfly winter sweater I bought him) has refused to go outside to do his "dog business" since yesterday morning! Sigh...
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