We have been spoiled the last few winters; above average temperatures and way below average snowfalls. We all joke about global warming and if this is what it is, bring it on etc. Well the weather gods are tired of us mere mortals making jokes about the mild weather and now we have to pay. We have at least the ten inches of snow that was predicted. It took Bob over 2 hours to go the 18 miles from work to home and that was not the worst of it. My son works 25 miles from his home and it took him 2 hours to get from the restaurant he manages onto the highway ( maybe 3 miles). The ramps were all backed up and he had to be pushed. Then he called me when he was on the highway to give me the play by play description of how bad the roads were. Not something a mother wants to hear, believe me. He drives an ancient Thunderbird he bought from the charity lot and has almost given up on it several times. He kept describing the noises it was making and saying that the car was handling worse than ever in the snow. When he finally got here ( I told him to come here and I would feed him...the Magic Words) not only was his rear tire flat, it was in shreds. I cannot even believe he made it all that way with 3 tires. So, happy ending, he changed the tire, ate all the food I cooked for him and took home the rest of the cookies and the apple cake. We are free of guilty pleasures until I bake again.
It looks like we may have a white Christmas this year if Saturday night's predicted Nor Easter storm doesn't wash the snow away. I am tired from the adrenaline of the play by play and shoveling part of the driveway and deck, so I am off to bed early for me.