In the past four weeks there have been three winter storms pass through the area, each taking a chunk out of the middle of the week
- Storm #1 brought substantial snow. Then the winter weather skipped a week, and things warmed up substantially.
- Two Wednesdays ago when Storm #2 arrived I wore a spring shirt and lightweight sweater to a morning event. Mid afternoon a front went through, it started raining, the temperature started dropping, and by the evening it was below freezing. We got a nasty combination of sleet and light snow.
- Storm #3 came in according to schedule late yesterday, with dropping temperatures and rain (always a bad combination). This morning there was a little glaze on the street when I rolled out of bed. After a mid-morning break, a second wave was projected to start at noon and extend into the early evening.
Knowing that today I would likely be stuck inside I tried to sleep in, but my body had other ideas and I rolled out of bed at the normal time. Even though I read the paper thoroughly, and took my time doing the normal morning tasks, it was still only 9:00 when everything was done. Thanks to the multiple storms, I'd already done all the housework and cleaning jobs I wanted to do. Time to come up with some other activities!
I prepared and baked off some squash for future use, then cleaned up my mess. When Hubby Tony said he was getting a headache from trying to get through some daily meditations, I read them out loud for both of us.
A little before 11 I realized that the neighborhood roads had been salted and it looked like traffic was moving well, so I did a happy dance and suggested to Tony that we drive to the mall less than a mile away from us and walk.
The facility was extremely empty. Half of the stores were dark, and I could only assume they would be closed for the day. We left the mall about an hour after we got there. The forecast was right about the start of the second wave of weather; driving home there was a steady stream of sleety stuff falling, and it came down most of the afternoon. I passed the afternoon reading, doing crossword puzzles, and fiddling on the computer until dinner time.
Most of the precipitation was out of the area by 4:00. The news sources reported that rush hour was a mess, but I didn't care because I had nowhere to be. Tony's scheduled meeting tonight switched over to virtual. My meeting tomorrow morning will be too. By the next time I need to leave the house I'm optimistic my drive will be smooth.
And I'm optimistic that we won't be repeating the winter weather dance again this year.