As I sit here typing, Gordy Hall is involved in an intense decision-making process. What wake-up time will ensure prime viewing of the first real snow this season. The rumors are true; Chewonki Neck is receiving snow tonight. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for that the faculty said wouldn’t happen.
The buzz that a snowstorm was coming crept across the community last night at around 7:30 pm. It all started when Meg nonchalantly mentioned that NOAA had a winter storm warning up. Further investigation proved that Wiscasset was one of many very lucky Maine towns to be receiving 10-12 inches of snow on the morning of Monday, December 3rd. The number of inches expected varies depending on the website we check, the rumors we hear, or the dreams we have. I’m dreaming of snow covered white pines, sitting around the cozy wood stove after sledding, and looking out from The Point at a transformed landscape. A white one, of course.
At dinner, Ted proclaimed to my table tomorrow’s OAP activity; assuming we get snow, we will sled and have an organized snowball fight. This is just making the anticipation harder to handle!
My cabin has made its executive decision. 3:45 am is when we’re waking up to go outside and see the snow. Not 3:30 because it’s just “too hard to go through all the minutes… my alarm won’t go backwards!” said Scurry. And not 4:00 am because the “sky might have a faint glow and that will ruin the moment.”
To me it doesn’t really matter. I want snow and I want to share this moment- the first real snow of the year, my first snow in Maine- with my family. My Gordy family!
-Rachel Bristol, Princeton, NJ
Chewonki Neck received over a foot of snow on Monday!