Icy fear grips Durham, NC
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Snowing here in Durham today. We're expecting sleet and ice. Most churches cancelled their services (costing Charles a check from the church he would've been playing organ for). I decided to not open my shop.
Much of the city is waiting to see if we'll find ourselves without power as we did over a year ago when the city shut down for almost a week. This time the assorted power companies have crews out and ready.
From the last ice storm:
Davidson Avenue is only a block long. Ordinarily that is a blessing. When the power lines go down and the street ices over we're among the last to be looked after. I may be spending my evening sitting in a house lit by candles, no internet, no TV. Our gas stove can keep the house warm so I won't be shivering. If I can coax myself into sleep I won't mind too much.
Charles will hardly be able to bear it. The days without power last time worn his nerve ends down to nubs.
This morning we went out to buy some tea candles, the car hit a slick spot and we slid to a corner. The SUV behind us hit the same spot, slammed into door at my side. A more direct hit and I'd be in the hospital. I think Charles has "no fault" insurance only and we may find ourselves without a car.
Durham has lousy mass transit.
Hope it is more comfortable wherever you are.