While I think I do a decent job of relating what it is like to drive up here during a blizzard, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Since Winter Storm Linus was pounding Maine with its third blizzard in the past week, I decided it was time to let someone else do the driving. My wonderful friend Robin picked me up in her Jeep, and freed me from my horrible phobia for a day.
That also left me in the passenger seat to take some photos of Linus’ wrath and show you the road I’m glad I did not have to drive on today..
Visibility was not good at all, and with only the one lane open, it was impossible to move over to allow cars to merge onto the highway. We had to time it just right to allow the cars to join us on the snow covered road…
My anxiety levels would have been through the roof at this point!
We’re finally off the highway, and this is the condition of the road in town. The high school is on the left, but I guess there no rush to plow the street in front of it since classes had been canceled.
At 3:45pm, the place is pretty deserted. This is usually a high traffic road, with the turn off to the supermarket coming up on the left.
Guess what? When I got inside, I discovered that the hot water pipe in the kitchen had frozen again! Even with the blizzard, the temperatures never got above zero all day.
After failing to thaw the pipes, I went outside and shoveled the driveway. Then I returned to The House on the Hill to attack the pipes again.
Mark finally had to come over and we discovered the problem. The water is flowing again, and we decided to leave it running at a dribble all night as the temperatures will be below zero until mid-morning.
Anyone out there still think snow is awesome???