While at least two-thirds of the continental United States is dealing with tons of snow and ice, my little chunk of the world is being blown apart.
The winds have been howling and roaring for days. On Saturday (Feb. 21) it tried to rain, but the wind turned the rain into ice, and the result was an 11 vehicle pile-up. It took me about 30 minutes to get off the freeway, and a semi-truck I was watching had to wait even longer. I’ve never seen so many emergency vehicles in one place – including a hook-and-ladder fire truck.
It would be welcome if snow were part of the storms, but no luck there. The Rocky Mountains need snow in the winter so we can have water in the summer. We have been in a drought – not as bad as the west coast – but some of that eastern snow would come in handy for our ski resorts. One resort has already closed for the season. That means financial troubles.
I mention the wind storms because they have been howling all night, and I wondered if anyone loves the sound of wind blowing? If you had a sound-effects generator by your bedside, would you chose the sound of wind to lull you to sleep?
My favorite background sound is waves crashing on the shore, with seagulls cawing from time-to-time.
Most nights, I have a 6-inch fan blowing at low speed in the background. Sometimes, I even leave the fan on during the day to keep me company. My bachelor apartment gets very lonely.
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