Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Enough snow and ice already!

We are in our 11th day of heavy snow and ice here. They say it's the worst storm since 1968, and any snow and ice that we get generally happens after the new year. Anyway, we had a break last Wednesday, I think it was, and we got out and ran a couple errands, but other than that, we've pretty much just stayed home. We have at least 18 inches of snow, with a layer of ice in between two layers of snow. Most flights were cancelled, so there are folks who have been camped there for days. We got a little snow today, and there may be a little tomorrow, but then we should start warming up and transition to our usual winter rain. After our morning snow, it did warm up to 37 degrees, so we got some melting, but there is still a lot to go. The main roads have been sanded and plowed, but residential areas have not, so those roads are heaving covered with snow and ice and deep ruts. We just don't have the equipment here or the manpower to do it.

This evening I had about had it with being inside, so hubby and I walked around the block and then got in his truck and went around a couple blocks. Even with four wheel drive, there was a lot of slipping and sliding. It sure felt good to get out for a few minutes though.


  1. Unbelievable! They will be talking about that snow for years to come!! Merry Christmas!

  2. Holy moly! Getting over a foot of snow is a pretty common occurance here, but snow for that many days in a row definitely is not! We were all griping about 3 days in a row, LOL. Hope you get shoveled out soon!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. WOW!! Haven't had snow like that here for years. Snow here is a rarity these days but we did have some a few weeks ago but over the Christmas it's been very mild.
    May be in for some in the New Year maybe?
    Snow is beautiful if you don't wish or have to go out :-D
    Hope you've had a lovely Christmas.. at least it was a white one ;)) All the best.

  4. Ok...Yep you win! Way more snow than we have!! Oh brrrr!!
    I don't mind the's that ice that's a real bummer.
    Stay safe.
    Happy New Year


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