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.
In southwestern Pennsylvania, it’s cold. And snowy. And both at the same time. And not necessarily in that order.
Yesterday, the snow fell hard. Here’s one measurement, although more is falling…
Last night at supper, we had over 200 people around the camp when the power went out. In the Dining Hall, the generator kicked on to keep the freezer and refrigerators cold (how ironic!), so there was a little light in that building. Elsewhere, everything went dark.
This could have gotten uncomfortable, since most of the camp heat is electric. However, everyone stayed calm, pulled out glow sticks, huddled around fireplaces, told stories, and generally had a good time. The power company reported that about 650 customers lost power, but that they’d have things restored shortly. We were all glad when the lights came back on after about 90 minutes. Finally by 9 p.m., the Ordinary Camp Host went home cold and sore and hungry, but feeling like he had put in a good day’s work.
Today, more snow is falling as I type. And after that, it’s supposed to get cold (Polar Vortex!).
Jacob’s Creek, which run along the edge of camp, is already iced up quite a bit. It will be interesting to see how it looks by Thursday morning.
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