Each morning I wake to the radio and intently listen for the weather forecast, do I have to worry about a hurricane? It got me thinking about when I lived up North and how each winter morning I would pray for a snow day! With a snow storm everything looks pretty. A snow day meant permission to stay home and catch up on household stuff, play games with my son, perhaps make a stew in the crock pot and bake cookies. It meant I could stay in my pajamas all day long. Well OK - I would get dressed to shovel the snow and make snow angels, but for the most part a snow day was a fun day.
Dealing with a hurricane day it is something different and there is nothing pretty about it! There is no lounging around the house, there is securing the house, making sure we have our hurricane supply kit ready and intently watching and waiting - do we need to leave our home? If so where are we going to go? We have days of watching before a storm -- and everything seems to go in slow motion. As a Realtor there is checking to make sure our clients are prepared and aware. Afterwards, the cleanup isn't as easy as shoveling a path to the mailbox or putting salt on the ice and there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
Right about now, a snow day sounds really nice.... and to think when I did have them I didn't really appreciate them! So the next time you turn on your radio and it is going to be a snow day - embrase it for me! I really miss them...
Colleen Kulikowski is your Western New York Real Estate Expert focusing on Buffalo and Niagara Falls neighborhoods of Western New York. If you are on Twitter, please follow me... If you enjoyed this post by your Buffalo & Niagara Falls Home Sales Expert, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed!