?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Mar. 9th, 2008 @ 11:50 pm What?
Tags: ,
I took a quick gander at my friends list and it did not appear that everyone was talking about the weather, so let me start by saying 20" of snow is a hella lot of snow to fall in one weekend. No really, for those of you unfamiliar with snow (and I know you're out there) the cursed white stuff accumulates. And you have to shift it to get around to get by. This results in huge snowbanks. No interest, no withdrawls, no value. It also resulted in moderate amounts of chaos (moderate only because today was Sunday).

The city shut down. The buses weren't running, the newspaper wasn't delivered (I don't ever remember that happening), the fire department wasn't able to get down some side streets (the freaking fire department! They go everywhere)...you get the picture. Oh, and church was cancelled. I guess they figured it was too late for prayin' *g*.

Here is our laneway this morning:



We were supposed to visit with my sister, Willy and L this morning for L's birthday. We first decided to postpone until dinner, as they were still working on plowing the major roads. This would mean we would have to drive out over half a mile with snow scraping the bottom of our car, my mother would have to walk out to a paved road for us to pick her up, and it would be more unplowed road in to my sister's. Then the plan changed to dinner, and we are now looking at heading over there tomorrow for din. Good thing we were celebrating early!

Hubby, V and I decided to walk the dogs at 6 tonight, and it was still a winter wonderland:


Bundled up



Climbing Mt.Snowbank



Towering banks

For all the snow and shovelling, I'm not yet sick of it. Actually, I'm still compelled to run out and make snow angels.




Stuck Truck


Only tractors are making it through


Across the street.

Who does she think she is?
catspit
[User Picture Icon]
From:redgemini
Date:March 10th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
OMG!!!

<<< Not familiar with snow outside of ski resorts.



I'm actually kind of jealous- it's gorgeous! Bambino is so cute all bundled up.

(80 degrees here today :(
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Heh - our road is still only wide enough for one car at a time. It is very pretty and tempted me to go out and jump in a snowbank last night *g*

I'm actually surprised that hubby has been home every night, I was sure I'd be a ski widow.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:aussieteddie
Date:March 10th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
for those of you unfamiliar with snow (and I know you're out there) That's me :)

Snow pictures still fascinate me.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Any time you want to come shovel some just let me know! *G* It is pretty awesome.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:March 10th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Wow, and I thought the almost 10 inches we got on Saturday was bad (hey, we were driving in it, on unplowed roads!).

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Heh - we *still* have some unplowed roads around here! It was pretty scary driving on Saturday - much more sensible to hunker down with a movie.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:piknik
Date:March 10th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
This winter wasn't bad for us, but last winter was really snowy. It began in early December -- snowing every week, over 2 feet every time, for 9 weeks straight!!! and it seemed to usually do it on Friday or Saturday. My husband was so pissed that we had moved back to Colorado, he was ready to go to Mexico for the rest of his life.

And I so used to love putting the kids in their "snow" suits. They looked so cute!! Like Maggy Simpson, they couldn't move or anything. So fun!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
I guess he wasn't getting too much riding done last year! We are so glad we bought a snowblower this year!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:running5k2day
Date:March 10th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
I've no clue about snow. None. I've never even touched the stuff. I've only seen it in movies & pictures. How can you not be sick of that stuff. It's everywhere. It's back breaking. It's problem creating. It ground you and punishes you to stay put. AND IT'S COLD! No--it's Freezing!

Your daughter looks so warm and snuggly in her winter gear. OMG! I can't believe how big she's gotten already. You look great too!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
I'll extend the same offer to you as I did to Aussieteddie - any time you want to experience shovelling some, you c'mon up! *g*

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:jennygel7
Date:March 11th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Jesus! We have spring blooms in Victoria.

Sometimes I miss the snow. Other times, not so much.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
From:neeroc
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Oh stop! I've been really lucky in past years, and have ended up with trips to Vic or Ral in Feb - and it's really just the weather break I need - nothing like calling home to hear about ice storms while I'm watching some guy cutting the grass outside the office *g*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)