Saturday, December 21, 2013

Solstice and Wintry Mix

Respecting the weather reports that ranged from storm watches to warnings, Ed and I decided not to stay in the city to see a movie today. We had been out and about, finishing our shopping for gifts and groceries. Parts of the Thumb already had a coating of ice that clung to tree limbs and power lines, but the roads were salted and very driveable.

The storm started this evening and the National Weather Service is calling it an ice storm. Ed calls it a nor'easter. A wintry mix of rain and snow is hitting the outside of the house. It sounds like heavy rain, but looks like ice. There are news reports of power outages in parts of the state.

While it would have been fun to see a new movie (I was hoping we could get in to see "Saving Mr. Banks"), it is surely comforting to be out of the wintry mix and safely at home on the longest night of the year.

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