At some point in early March, I start to get really paranoid that I won’t get another powder day. Al’s boyfriend Chris told me in November that he basically lives in complete fear ALL winter that it will never snow again. When it started snowing in November and I was all excited, he was saying that I should wish for it to stop because what if it runs out of snow and never comes again? I do not share this view.
That being said, I live in almost constant fear throughout the “spring” that EVERY powder day might be my last, even though it’s pretty much guaranteed to snow almost all of March. Tahoe tends to have really dry Januaries and then “Miracle Marches:” really wet and wintry springs.
This March did not disappoint – delivering a whopper of a storm early on, multiple 6-12 inch pow days throughout the middle, a few feet earlier this week and now, our schools, government, and roads have all closed down already today in anticipation of what they’re claiming will be the biggest storm of the season.
Most of town is hunkering down majorly, much like Sierra and Sugar this morning.
I’m a bit concerned about the roads this weekend, with storms stacking up back to back. I’m supposed to go do some adaptive schralping with the wounded warriors this weekend at Alpine Meadows with Disabled Sports so hopefully I can get there tomorrow. Conveniently, I already arranged to spend the night in Truckee tomorrow night so I really just need the roads to be drivable tomorrow morning and Saturday night when I come back. If not I can always stay again Saturday night with friends and come home Sunday.
We had a birthday dinner for a friend the other night and I made him a special cake. I’ll spare you the explanation, which is essentially an inside joke, but we seriously couldn’t look at the cake without laughing. We were opening the box just to laugh at it.
We also had Ghostland Observatory in town last weekend which was AMAZING. Even better, they are returning to Reno in May! I love that my most favorite Austin band will have been here three times in one year. So much awesomeness. I don’t have any photos of their lasers this time because I didn’t realize that I was carrying around my camera with no battery in it. Not unexpectedly, it wouldn’t turn on since cameras with no batteries don’t turn on. Weird.
I’ll make sure to take plenty of pictures of snowmageddon this weekend. It’s time to hunker down with a fire and a bottle of wine. Or four. Exciting!