Well, the schools are shuttered already, 24 hours ahead of this massive snowstorm headed our way.
The car is fueled; the firewood stacked high; the milk in the fridge. The kids gleeful. The mom not going to get much writing done over the next four days.
Also, notice right at the corner, above that car, is an old police/fire call box. Believe it or not, it is still there in 2016!
Seeing that old call box gives me a nice sense of continuity and connection to history, you know?
Emmett wasn’t here at the time of the storm in the photo above, but I’m sure he got great exposure to Washington, D.C. winters, which can extend into April (yes, we do get snow in April now and again). I sure hope he managed to buy a good overcoat while he was a Congressman and living in D.C. He’d need it.