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It's been snowing here for upwards of 15 days; not a lot at a time, and now and then a sun the color of pale egg yolks makes enough shadows to let us think it's over; but the snow keeps falling. Not much wind yet, which is a blessing; this is a village of one story bungalows and one story storage sheds, some so low you have to duck to walk inside; in some places the snow has risen to just under the window sills, which from the inside make it look as if the houses were sinking rather than the snow rising.
We have managed to lay planks on the snow, making it possible to visit each other, and as the snow rises we raise the planks another foot or so, at least giving us a semblance of normality; by now, after 15 days, the entire village is covered with plank roads, leading everywhere, even to the grocer's and the doctor's office.
Tonight, before the power finally went out with a determined sigh, the radio announced that there was a major storm headed in our direction, and since the weathermen on the radio seemed to have no comprehension of this much snow already on the ground, they were all but exulting over the 'first heavy storm of the season" and giving wind and snow estimates. Enough to cover our windows, enough to make this small village a place of roofs and chimneys.
And the wind is rising, and the snow is falling harder.