STOPPING BY WOODS……………..?

Could we really get some snow? If we do it will be unusual after our dry snowless winter in 2012.
I have followed the forecasts yesterday and today and it is “iffy” as it has been so often for our area…7-8 inches of snow possible….starting at Valley City but will it come as far as the RR Valley?
Who knows? I am on pins and needles because there is a committment made a long time ago to meet a college roommate tonight. After being caught in a bad snow storm in the Alexandria area a few years ago I am not willing to take that chance again. It was very frightening. I also had some touch- and- go trips before I retired….during the winter of 1997 when every other day in December and January brought either a storm or wind that created ground blizzards. I had one trip where I thought I was not going to make it and I was very scared out on Highway 10 west of Lake Park.
So I wait and check the radio weather forecasts and read the FORUM updates online…..what to do, what to do?????
I have a desire to hunker down and stay home for the next 24-36 hours.
I am thinking of Robert Frost’s classic and well- known poem about a wintery night when snowy was filling up a wooded area. So here it is:

STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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