We've got 6" of snow as of ten after two; I had to move my cardboard snow gauge after a big dollop of snow fell off an overhead cable onto the pile in front of the scale. There would be a picture but all my gear is wet and I need to dig out the backups.
I walked to the store (I had corned beef, tatties, carrot, onion, a turnip -- and no cabbage!) The lights flickered once while I was in the supermarket. When I got home, the lights dimmed and brightened a few times. I shut down my desktop and I'm on the laptop now -- on batteries and I'll charge it when it needs it, if the power stays on. We've had a few more power hiccups, so wish me luck!
The walk to the store, plus shoveling prior to it, is why my coat, gloves, etc. are soaked -- I had too many layers on and the wet snow was falling. Perspiration and snowdamp never met but it was a near thing. You don't want that.
The Hackamore tree out back dropped a small limb as I got in the back door. Earlier, while several neighbors and I were shoveling the sidewalk, a big (75'? Taller?) pine tree had a huge limb crack away; it's hanging on the lower limbs now, not a good situation.
So. There we are. Photos as and when, and it looks like I won't be doing any laundry or running the dishwasher until the snow settles. If the power goes out altogether, the cats and I hole up in the kitchen -- smallest room and I can just keep cooking.
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