Now is the winter of our discontent.- Richard III, Act 1
The weatherman has been spot-on with the forecast. I awoke this morning to signs of freezing rain, in that my car was frozen shut when I went outside to retrieve the blood-pressure meds that I picked up at the pharmacy yesterday. Just about daylight the sleet started.
There are those of us who don't get to stay home on wintry days. Police, firefighters, doctors and nurses, soldiers in their foxholes and sailors on their ships. Utility workers, the guys who keep the power coming, all those folks report for duty. Work has to go on, and for those folks I am truly grateful. PawPaw once had a job like that, rain or snow, or hurricane, the duty day rolled along. I'm glad I'm beyond that duty schedule.
**UPDATE** Ten minutes later, the snow has started. So far, the weather-weenies are spot-on.
**UPDATE II ** At 10:00 a.m., it's coming down heavy.
Jane is home, after her Docs closed the clinic. We're hunkered down and ready to ride it out. I've taken some meat out of the freezer, and later I'll be making a big pot of chili.