Its October 30th. We spent two hours yesterday trying to get home from doing errands in our village. Roads where bad with lots of unexpected heavy snow, bad drivers blocking the roads, and leaf filled trees heavy with snow causing lots of branches down in the already treacherous roads. We had dinner plans with friends who live less than a mile away so we figured it was safe to go over for a meal. It wasn’t. We spent the night at their house because of even more trees and branches down blocking all routes home. There was a short conversation about us walking home, but the sound of cracking branches and electric boxes sparking made us think better of it. We got home this morning to a yard full of trees struggling under the weight of the heavy snow and their full head of leaves. The good news is that we still had electricity.
We have had a cozy day full of sitting in front of a toasty fire, dogs and children playing in the snow, egg and sausage sandwiches, sunday football, bloodies, hot showers and lounging in our PJs. And yes, they have already cancelled school for tomorrow!