Well never mind, maybe. Unless it snows a foot tonight the winter storm was a no show. Maybe there has just been an atmospheric delay. That worked out fine for today's firewood splitting, hauling and stacking. Real snow did began to fall late this afternoon. The predicted two inches for last night and today was just the hovering frozen cloud, the rime.
This has been a time of a thousand little irritations. Multiple systems have not been operating smoothly. I fought with the water system since it froze around the first of the year. I fought with the furnace for a month from the time the power was out for four days in mid-December. I have fought two long snow covered driveways through every iteration of snow that can fall. With one of them I was forced to concede defeat to the snow.
I always fight with the sluggish Hughes satellite internet. The computer has been more of a battle ground ever since I quit procrastinating about renewing the McAfee anti virus program. Hughes won't download that even during their safe download times. I was forced to buy a CD. Now one would think a CD has the program on it. Not so. I still had to download the program from the internet with the CD and discovered that after exceeding my limit on Hughes.
After six weeks and numerous chats with Sam in India the McAfee is finally installed and running. Now the Internet Explorer browser and Picasa's blog function have crashed. Did one lead to the other? They both have full permission in the firewall settings. A thousand little inquiries and fixes may be needed for that.
Fortunately I have the Firefox browser on my computer and Scarlet, the Hughes representative in India led me to find that Hughes was not at fault, Internet Explorer was the problem when I called for help in exasperation. There was no online solution. There was no online until I starting using the Firefox.
It takes five minutes of struggle to get the zipper on my heavy winter coat zipped. I have been fighting with that zipper for a month now. It really does need to be fully zipped for the coat to operate properly out there in all that rime.