Yesterday was a wild ride. Accuweather insisted ALL DAY that we would get .7" of snow - which it then revised later (after 4 hours of snow) to - waaaait for it - .8" of snow. Good grief.
I shoveled off the initial 4" and then the additional 6+ inches came down during the actual blizzard (winds 45mph+) and blew it everywhere. Frequent whiteouts, howling winds.
The flashing on the north window in the living room whined like a demented banshee (poor installation) while the plastic film on the inside of the front bay window bellied out like sails on a ship. At one point the air infiltration from those leaky windows was so powerful that a 2-foot strip of tape popped right off the moulding and outside air poured in. Corners and long lengths were quickly re-enforced with painters tape. Not pretty, but effective. I'm going to have to have that bay window replaced. I'm sure it's costing me a lot of heat loss.
It's much calmer this morning, winds died down and pretty sunny - and bitterly cold. (-6F). Tonight it will get even colder.
Just taking a breather, though. Octavia is heading our way for mid-week. Cripes.
With the extra snow, the deeper drifts, the bitter cold AND the torn rotator cuff, this gal has wisely chosen to STAY INSIDE like a sane person. My friend will come tomorrow and dig out my driveway and deck so I can go to an appt. on Tuesday. Mom will be dug out before her Friday appt.
This is some winter. I checked and last year Mom's driveway only needed dug out 5x last winter. This year it was cleared as early as November and we've had 7 clears since then. And I see more in the long-range. *whimper*
Oh well, we're warm inside, food in the cupboards, books/movies for distraction and blogging buddies for visits. Could be worse. Could be in New England.