Daily Post Prompt :Shiver

In response to daily post’s prompt : Shiver

When I think of the approaching winter, I tremble with fear. There are so many things I need to think about, such as the accumulation of snow, who will clear it for me. This is not the  only reason, there is  the slippery driveway, and streets, also cars and other vehicles going out of control, because the owner did not change the tires.

The most problematic thing of all is when the power goes off. If the power is out for a long time, there is a danger of pipes freezing, frozen pipes are hazardous if and when they burst. It means a flooded basement, which leads to wet books and furniture and a lot of damage.

One winter we went to Dhaka, we came back after about a month and a half, we found our basement flooded, my husband’s medical books were  wet, the newly laid carpets were damaged too. It was not fit to keep any of the damaged carpets or books, we had to throw them away.

But I guess if we live in a place with long winters we have to adjust ourselves. Nature is doing its work, we must not complain.

……………………….. 🙂


12 thoughts on “Daily Post Prompt :Shiver

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this nice post. You certainly sum up well the challenges of winter. And your last two sentences sum it up for us, that is, we can adjust as best we can to the inevitables of winter :-).

    All good wishes,


  2. So true. Nice post Ranu. We long for winter here in Visakhapatnam. It’s a great relief from hot and humid weather. But why complain when I have chosen to live here. Nice thought.

  3. “Nature is doing its work, . . .” which is a wise assessment of winter. I’m sorry to hear about the flooding. This past winter we only had one snowstorm, and the accumulation was enormous. Frankly, I got frightened.

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