Last night, I was about to go to bed when my cellphone made an alarm sound.
It was not the same as the noise it makes when I set the alarm to wake me up in the morning. This was a sound I’d never heard before, a significantly more alarming alarm.
When I checked, I saw there was a message from the National Weather Service that a blizzard was coming. It told me not to travel, and to listen to the radio.
Is it the government sending these messages, the cell phone company, or what? Who has taken it on themselves to use this method to warn people of what they already probably know, which is that a “monster” storm is hitting New England?
I say “hitting” as though it’s already happening, which I suppose it is. There’s some light snow outside the window even as I type these words, and the wind is starting to pick up, although it’s not too bad yet.
Wind. That’s what I’m most concerned about. Where I live, the power goes out when someone breathes heavily. I fully expect to lose it some time today or tomorrow, and I hate hate hate when that happens.
Wish us all luck. If the blog goes silent for a day or two, you’ll know why.