We are in the midst of a Winter Blizzard in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.! We have 16 inches of snow on the ground and we are expecting 12 more inches! The weather forecasters predicted 40 to 60 mph winds, which would guarantee massive power outages. Fortunately, the winds have not materialized yet, so we still have power. A pleasant surprise is neighbors are helping neighbors. Sometimes, we get so caught up in the daily routines of life, that we forget to look outward and help others. What a heartwarming feeling to look outside and see our neighbors helping one another!
We are being very careful about shoveling and not overextending ourselves. Shoveling snow can be a major cause of heart attacks, so we work a little bit, then rest. For those of us over 50, it is extremely important to protect our health! If there is an emergency, it is virtually impossible for the emergency vehicles to get to our home. Therefore, we are drinking lots of water, eating healthy, minimizing alcohol consumption, and most important, taking breaks. We will continue to update this post as we make our way through the Blizzard of 2016!
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