Monday, November 24, 2014


Trust me, folks. We're fine. 

Here's what we awoke to yesterday:

Please notice--no snow. (Our snow in my header photo? We call that a heavy frost.) We're in a suburb north of Buffalo, well away from those huge snowfalls. We had high temps yesterday and I even happily raked leaves in the afternoon.

The river outside our window is two blocks away and has never flooded (not much, anyway) its wide banks, even with its annual end-of-winter ice flows.

We're due for high winds this afternoon, but if we lose power, we'll be okay. I stay prepared for this stuff, remember? We've lived in this town for over three years and have never lost power for more than one minute at a time.

So repeat after me: "Tom and Debra are fine. They do not live near the trouble spots."


But really, I do appreciate your concern for us! Right now, though, our South Town neighbors would appreciate your prayers. It's gonna be a hairy next 24 hours for many of them.



I wish you all could hear the 20-second videos our local tv station is sharing. People are giving thanks for their neighbors and others who've helped in extraordinary ways this past scary week.

I love this state where I live, always have, even from Moment One. Yeah, even with the snow.


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"Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.” 
― Mary Oliver

“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It's late afternoon - the sun is just setting (a cold yellow colour) behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seat using the last light to write to you.” 
― Jean WebsterDaddy-Long-Legs


Terra said...

I am happy to hear you are fine, and prepared for future weather shenanigans. I like the snow quotes and recently bought Daddy Longlegs and re-read it. We are on the same wavelength.

*Reading Between the Lines* said...

Glad you are safe.
Praying for those with lots of snow.
Nancy from Montana

Bonnie said...

Thank you for filling us in, Debra! I came here today specifically to check on your safety. (as though I could help!) I know you've mentioned a body of water near you. But if you say you're okay, I believe you. I understand it's a certain strip of area that has the problem. Just wasn't sure about the flooding and how that might affect you. Carry on. : )

Bonnie said...

P.S. The Burts Bees story was really interesting. I'd never heard about it before.

Susan N said...

So happy to hear all is well in your world, Debra! Will keep those Buffaloans -- Buffaloites? in my prayers!