big snows headed here

Sunday is OUR day. We even have guests coming to share it with us. But look:

A Blizzard Warning in effect from noon Saturday to noon Sunday

Snow will move in Saturday afternoon and will continue Saturday night. The snow will taper off Sunday morning. Final snow accumulations will be 12 to 15 inches by Sunday morning. In addition to the snow ... northeast winds will increase Saturday afternoon ... and will be quite gusty Saturday night. Strong northerly winds will persist Sunday morning. These winds will result in blowing and drifting of snow.

A Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts of over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and or blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will become poor ... with whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented ... so persons in the warning area are advised to stay indoors.

I’m just really hoping it ends sooner rather than later—if it’s really all over in the morning, there’s a chance our guest can arrive to help us celebrate by 3:00 or so. What I’m really hoping is the weather weenies are wrong, wrong, wrong and this’ll all blow by with maybe a few flurries, even an inch or two. Stanley says if Our Day were in August, there’d be a tornado. We’re not feeling very lucky these days, that’s for sure. Stanley passed out while lugging a ladder and some tools up two flights of stairs at a client’s house. So we went to see his cardiologist yesterday instead of on the 31st. Turns out his aortic valve stenosis has reached the point where he needs it replaced as soon as possible. Next Friday, he going in for an angiogram (or, as the hospital calls it, cardiac catherization). Then the next step is to meet with his cardiologist and a surgeon and schedule the valve replacement. I know it’s “routine,” but it’s still something I wish we didn’t have to deal with. I know shit happens. But does it all have to happen at the same time? Does this mean we’ll be done with it once we get through this batch?

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