What to do on a Storm Day?


001002003004005I think most people just batten down in the face of a snow storm. They break out the beer/wine and chips and watch a movie or several whilst the snow flies and the wind howls. But not my good wife Linda, she and our neighbour George head out to the back of our 13 acre property to burn a pile of old wood and scrub, a few rotten patio chairs, fence posts and other assorted items. Its a great time for a fire and has little or no risk of spreading. We are not required to have a burn permit and its highly unlikely we’ll start a grass fire either. George is the fire chief and Linda first assistant, plus two very intelligent dogs for back up. Our rather odd looking fire fighting vehicles are in that familiar red colour as associated with Fire Depts.

That was the program for this morning as the snow began to fall and the signs of a real storm appeared more than just possible. Since then the snow has fallen steadily and ever heavier, but not much wind yet, that’s expected shortly. The fires are out now (I think?) can’t see any flames or smoke but I’m not going out to check. Its time for me to crack open the wine, no chips though, too much salt and not heart healthy for this old guy. The last photo is of Linda arriving home safely from her winter storm adventure.007

God Bless and keep reading

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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