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Another weather update


Well, we've survived the worst of it. Thankfully we've kept both TV reception and electricity, so that's a plus. Got easily two feet of snow, probably more, but it's finally ending in the next couple of hours. Q had to call the hospital to get a ride to work, as the roads are HORRIBLE and his little Ion would never make it. I shovelled a bit, but will need to do it again tomorrow (although it's highly likely the college will be closed Monday and Tuesday, so I don't have to panic about my truck just yet). I do need to get out and de-ice the heating unit outside, as it's almost completely covered.

Oh, and I just heard on the news that a local Catholic elementary school collapsed. Ouch.

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scruffypuppy
Feb. 7th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
One benefit of living in Oregon. . . This is my second winter and I have yet to shovel. The one big storm we had last year crippled the city because no one knew what to do. I compare this to my last year living in Maine where I had some weeks of shoveling like 5 feet of snow over the course of as many days.
ETA: It does however rain like hell here. As in, the sidewalks in many areas have a green tinge of algaemoss bullshit. That's kinda slippery.

Edited at 2010-02-07 01:34 am (UTC)
esprix
Feb. 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Same when I moved to San Diego - those fuckers have no clue how to drive in "rain" (and out there, I use the term loosely). Of course, the 363 days of 74 degree weather made up for it. :D
thedownpayment
Feb. 7th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
is it sick that i wish we got more snow up here? we only got about a foot. well under, actually. but regardless of how much snow we got, ive just used it as a reason to eat eat eat! and eat some more. still eating. i think hot chocolate's next up.

now, why cant this snowstorm happen on a monday?!
esprix
Feb. 7th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
I had hot chocolate already. Moving on to tea now. :)

And I totally agree about Monday! :(
neko_taka
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Collapsed!? That's horrible! I hope everyone is okay!
esprix
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. No one was out in the blizzard last night or today, and it happened this afternoon. A church in DC also collapsed, but there wasn't anyone in there, either. LOTS of downed trees and branches, and flat rooves are collapsing everywhere (even at Dulles airport - a hangar collapsed!).
neko_taka
Feb. 7th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
That's scary! And horrible, of course. I've never been in something that bad, but we did lose power for three days once. I'm glad you're okay!
esprix
Feb. 7th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
We're extremely lucky we didn't lose power (and I hope I didn't jinx it by saying so - we're going down to 7 degrees tonight!).
unclrashid
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
I'm not sure our pool cover is going to live. It's like a tarp at Pennsic set up at too shallow of an angle so istead of draining it gets a pregnant belly. It's 6 feet lower today than it was yesterday.
esprix
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I'll have to see how Mom's cover is doing.
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