ordinary… mostly

"We have nothing to offer each other, except a haven." — K. Nafziger



I miss winter. I miss the challenge of negative temperatures. I miss snow covering everything in sight.

That being said, it would be a shame to not stop and express gratitude for the first blooms of “spring” on the forsythia bushes in our front yard.



Jonas 2016 – the wrap-up

Well… Jonas came and Jonas went. He didn’t exceed expectations, but he didn’t really disappoint, either.

It’s hard to say how much snow we received. When I measured the depth yesterday morning, we were at 17″. But as the snow kept falling, it was clear that it was packing down. In the end, we probably got the two feet that we were supposed to get, but maybe not as much as some locations to the northeast.

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At 7:30 a.m. this morning (21 hours after the first flurries), we have 17″ inches of snow on the ground, although I think that the top is starting to pack the bottom. The temperature is 18 °F, but the windchill is 6 °F.

And now I have steel-cut oats and a warm cup of coffee for breakfast. 🙂

Jonas 2016 – Here we go!

We’re only minutes away from our first snowflake! 🙂

Something snowy this way comes!

And apparently, we’re calling this storm ‘Jonas’.

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The storm of 2016… evidently it’s still coming

The forecast this morning is actually calling for more snow than yesterday’s forecast.


It’s all good. We bought the last gallon of milk off of the grocery store shelves yesterday.

And coffee. We have coffee.

The coming storm of 2016?

I’ve been complaining since December that the Shenandoah Valley hasn’t had a proper winter. I think that the high actually hit 70 °F a few times in December.

That may be about to change…

Harrisonburg 7-day forecast as of January 20

Sixteen to twenty-four inches of snow? I’ll take it.

Stay tuned…

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