08 March 2008

Akron Postcards: We're Level 3, Baby

Not only is Summit County in a level 3 snow emergency (only emergency personnel, and my neighbor with the Hummer, are allowed on the roads), but my household is in a level 3 cabin fever emergency. Only we're too lazy to do anything about it, other than eat a lot of spaghetti and yell at each other a little bit.

I really should've been brave and gone to the grocery store Friday night, because now there's no way I'm getting there. It may be time to start cooking the frozen seafood. At least we have the staples, of course, and I'm sure there are folks much worse off, but I'm used to stocking up on the weekend. Thankfully we have plenty of coffee, diet coke, and wine.

Here's my neighbor's house in the snow. We have at least two feet out there, though much of the deepest snow is drifts. Rubi had to leap into the air with every step, but instinct kicked in and she was indeed able to answer the call of the wild. I didn't take a picture of that.

Here I am, superimposed on the playroom window. I was trying to take a pic of the snow outside. Yes, I use my camera phone for 80% of my photography, especially during level 3 snow emergencies. You can see my orange-fleece & pigtailed self trying to frame the shot.

It'll be quiet sleeping here tonight, with no cars thumping bass down the road. I keep waiting for some kind of "official statement" or something. Will our street ever get plowed? Will campus re-open on Monday (good lord, I hope so)? Is it ever going to be spring?


Meagan said...

At least the internet is working now. It was pretty spotty this afternoon... as in about a spot of connection per hour. In the photo of your window it looks like a goblin's creeping up on you... I think it's just a backpack though so you're probably ok.

Jay Robinson said...

I have no idea what kind of level alert we're on down here, though it must be pretty bad, because some of the folks up the street from about 4 or 5 different houses were having a party in one of their garages. Clearly, they had cabin fever, and enough Miller Light to make it go away for awhile.

I have ventured out in the snow twice now in the car. Both times, outside of the snowplows, I was the only car around.

Karen J. Weyant said...

Good luck with the record breaking snowfall --- and great work on Anti!

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