This is the first time I've turned the laptop on since Monday afternoon. It's the first time I had the strength to lift it. My body has been possessed by an evil grinch like bug that makes my head hot while my body is cold. It causes the air pressure around me to feel like that of a crowded airplane that's been circling to land for far too long. And the cough - oh good lord the cough. I didn't think lungs could convulse like that.
And that's just the things that aren't too disgusting to describe.
Maybe I have blizzard blight or snow scurvy.
I took a few photos early Monday morning as the storm was winding down. Our town's official snow total is 27 inches. These shots are taken from the kitchen door by the partially enclosed carport. The wind was so bad that the drift against the front door was about 4 feet high.
The drifts in the little patio off the carport were so high we had to take the gate off the hinges to get to the backyard and the shed.
I added a little grit to the last shot of my son's footprints in the snow. Remember now - this is a covered carport so any snow that got in there was put there by the wind.
I hope to be back to my usual irregular schedule right after the New Year. For now I need another nap.