Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Centus/ Snow Prison

Okay, Saturday Centus Day, but before I could do exercises, finish my tea, or begin a Centus, I heard the patter of DH's size 10's hit the floor. There went my day as he decided to get on the roof with the 20 inches of snow that rests up there! With more snow last night and more forecast for tomorrow, he thought it a necessity. I have been out, cleaned paths as best I could through the deck, fetched the snow shovel that escaped from him once already, and continue to check that I don't have a pile of catastrophe on the ground under the eves--meaning him! Between times, I thought this week's Centus had to be more fact than fiction. Now to go check on him again!

With the prompt of It was growing bigger...

                                                                    Snow Prison
The first ten inches of floating flakes were pretty, but the next ten were threatening with their weight and confinement. The mound outside her windows, it was growing bigger all the time. Now four more inches were forecast for the afternoon. Jerome was up on the roof scooping off stacks of snow, tossing it below where the mass in front of the door was already a gargantuan heap of white powder that looked like chains and padlock. As she tossed the last M&M in her mouth, she said to herself, “I won’t get out of here until next summer!”

29 comments:

Kat said...

This has been such an extreme winter for so many people. Perfect use of the prompt! Hope hubby stays safe, I don't envy you that mess to deal with. Kat

Karen S. said...

Oh I so can relate to that snow prison...I'm already fearing the big thaw! Great prompt use to, cuz it's so right on!

Deborah said...

I could see the snow falling, and the last M&M! ... a great take on the prompt :O)

5thsister said...

Oh dear...say safe! I cannot believe the deluge you all are receiving! Great write, btw.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I felt exactly like this this morning when I looked out at six inches of snow - after our ice/sleet snow adventure this week.

Susannah said...

I loved the addition of the last M&M. Nicely done. :-)

Linda O'Connell said...

So realistic, I could taste that M&M. Went to the store and reached for sweets just as another woman did. We stared at one another in disgust. I said, "If this snow would let up, I'd quit buying this crap." She laughed and said, "That is exactly how I feel! Disgusted with myself."

elysabeth said...

Oh no-not the last M&M - lol. But the snow -oy; it has been hard for everyone this winter. I hope we don't see any more over this way at all - I've had my fill for like 10 years - I hate snow and ice. Hopefully hubby didn't freeze too much getting the snow off the roof. Hopefully ya'll will get out of the ever climbing numbers of snowdrifts soon - E :)

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Judie said...

I agree with Kat. It really is perfect. When my oldest son was in middle school, I made him get on the roof of our house in Chicago and shovel the snow. He didn't even need a ladder to get up there, either!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This was a great way to integrate the prompt with the challenges of global warming (or global freezing). I so wish I could give that girl some more M&Ms!
xoRobyn

Viki said...

Boy is this true for so much of the country. I remember once snow drifts in front of my mom's door and they could barely get out, lol.

Dazee Dreamer said...

A great story that most of the country right now will agree with. good job.

Sue said...

This one is more than timely. The snow is out of control this year!

=)

jeff campbell said...

Such a timely tale...even here in the south we have had our days of 'imprisonment'...nice work ;-) Peace and blessings

LEAT said...

I too love the M&M addition - it balances Jerome's activity and the threat of accumulating snow, with the idea of comfort (and possibly holing up with movies and furry rugs!) if there's no escape until summer. Even if the reality was in stark contrast...

Rekha said...

Aww...Lovely story with a dose of reality....wish I could send some of the sunshine here, your way...She is lucky she didn't end up a snow man on the roof...

Gems said...

This is life as we know it this winter! Very apt.

Nonna Beach said...
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Nonna Beach said...

Sorry about the delete...great use of the prompt and with all the snow lately, true to life.

Love him on the roof, sweating his brains out as she is warm and cozy in the house popping M & M's too !

gaelikaa said...

Oh, yes! Snow can grow!

Anna said...

Great take on the prompt!
This sounds familiar. We had a thaw and the snow melted into flakes of ice in certain spots, like at the gate where we go out. Then it got colder again and snowed some more concealing the patches of ice. So I stepped on one of those slippery ice spots and fell flat on my back twice yesterday! I think I may have done some damage to my left shoulder. It still hurts.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Anna said...

I am having trouble with the link that I left on Jenny's blog. Try this one instead:
Anna's SC-wk 40 2nd try to link

Anna

Tina said...

oh i know that feeling. i hate the snow with a vengence!

Tgoette said...

Great story Claudia! I have so much empathy for people like you who are being clobbered by the snow and foul weather. We are still wearing shorts and T-shirts here in CA and running the air conditioning too. Great take on the prompt!

Ames said...

Oh my. Be careful up on that roof. We don't usually think of snow in that way, coming from Florida. That is scary!~Ames

Jenny said...

What a unique take on this prompt!

I lived in North Dakotah years ago and I remember snow like that!

Scary.

Deadly.

But such a great But such a great inspiration for this wonderful little SC!

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