Itty Bitty Weather Malfunction
The Governor called a State of Emergency sometime this morning after half of the state turned into an ice cube. Trees fell hither and yon. Overhead electrical wires were downed all over the western and central part of the state. People stuck in their houses without electricity were using their crackberries to find out what's happening outside their homes. 300,000 people are without power in the central part of the state.
Of course we had school. We never cancel school in our fair city because any added days to the school year are widely ignored by parents who have paid for and will be sending young Jessie and Julia to summer camp.
Shelters have been set up for those whose homes have been damaged or are without heat and power. Hopefully they will take in pets, but usually they do not. Poor pups and kitties are stuck at home with no heat. I hate that.
We have power, we have heat (yea gas company!), we have food, and we don't smoke cigarettes, so we're basically good to go for the long haul. We also have a huge pond in our back yard where once there was grass, and if I were inclined to leave the house, which I'm not, I would find that the road to my gym is flooded. But really, why go out when we have a working tv and heat?
The sad thing about all this is how pretty it is.
Such damage and distruction and I'm thinking, oooooooh, look at all the shiny ice. In the meantime, people will be without power through the weekend, it will take weeks to clean up all the damage, and by then we're in for at least another nor'easter. Yes, this wasn't snow, but it sure caused more damage.
Power company employees are such heros.
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