Sven is hitting the country.
Sven has blown in over the southern parts of the country and he’s in a nasty mood. The steady winds aren’t that bad yet but the gusts are nasty. It has the kind of force that makes drizzle hurt when it hits the face while being outside 🙂 The rain will be more intense during the day and later tonight it will turn to snow and the temperatures will drop below 0C (32F). It will continue blowing hard until tomorrow evening so driving to work tomorrow will most probably be rather exiting, if possible at all.
Lots of people will lose power now and they say we should have lots of candles at home and water too just in case. We rarely lose power here but almost all of us have a fire heated stove so no one will be freezing even if the power dies out for a while. It isn’t the winds that will be the big problem, it’s the snow that will fall. Some places can get up to 40 cm (16 inches). We’ll not get that much but since I don’t like snow any snow will be too much 🙂
I had to do some things today so I stayed home from work. We were out walking while it still was drizzling and Bertil followed us like always. We were walking to the bog when Bertil started to protest, he really didn’t want us to go there and he went as far as to standing in my way to prevent us from getting there. Well I’m not the one that disobeys Bertil so we turned back home again. He didn’t calm down until we had walked quite a bit from the bog and he kept on looking back all the way. I do wonder what was out there?
I can see the branches moving on the apple tree and the gusts hit even my cottage sometimes so it must be blowing rather hard out there. I have the fire burning in the stove and I have a cup of tea by my side. I like the sound of storms and don’t mind them especially much if they come from the right side 🙂 As long as it comes from south and turns towards south-west, then west and then north-west it won’t hit my cottage at all 🙂 My neighbor’s house takes a lot of the wind, so does his garage and then the forest takes the rest 🙂
It’s time to go outside to feed the deers and fill up those bird feeders at the same time since I’m out there. After that I’ll just relax for the rest of the evening.
Have a great day!
P.S. I just came in after feeding the outdoor pets 🙂 It’s nasty out there and now it’s snow in the rain too.