Snow is pretty, I love the way it makes it light at night, and the hush that it causes once you get a few inches or more. But It’s damn hard for me to get around in, and taking care of the chickens becomes difficult, and they are miserable when it’s really cold because they have to stay in their coops. So I have kind of a love/hate thing going with snow.
Snow blowing and driving in it is the worst, but I love the lack of yard work… Craving me some inside downtime. I’ve got a video game backlist that will last me until death, and house projects that will need to be ignored harder.
@rtjhnstn@replicacobra Uh oh, looks like Cobra has some competition! Might help with the down time now that the goat has flipped…? Let the carnage begin! (Admittedly, I might be getting carried away by the Halloween spirit! )
The snow doesn’t really bother me too much as long as it doesn’t come in excessive quantities. I also dislike when Winter pushes Fall out of the way, then overstays its welcome into the Spring. I live in North Dakota, so Mother Nature can be both a blessing & a curse…it just depends on if her medication gets out of whack.
I LOV*E snow !!! As long as the power stays on, I’m good. I love to watch the flakes fall, smell the fresh air, SNOW CREAM ❄ ❤ A stack of good books, a soft blankie, Russian tea, a little fire glowing.
History has to be repeated here on a regular basis, because…
– Everybody skipped history altogether last term, and has to take it again, but it’s always scheduled for way too early on the day after football, so they’re gonna have to hope for a miracle next term.
– “That’s not what really went wrong, and if we do the same thing this time, but harder, it’ll all really be fine.”
– “There was no problem.”
@werehatrack it would take infrastructure reform anyway which is slow and hard to do in one year. And Texas seems to have decided to focus on other things for some reason. Maybe the NG companies have stepped up their game but I wouldn’t trust them without enforcement. Maybe ERCOT has been but I know I’d be prepared.
@werehatrack I know but I’m not from Texas so don’t want to spark a war. There is a lot going on there. And it looks weird from the outside. Indiana is a “red” state I’m not happy with our senators but. Damn
@smilingjack usually there’s a local guy with a plow if you want to hire. For the drive. Takes them a few minutes each. But sidewalks. Well I don’t have any but they take some time and some places fine you if you don’t clear them. A cheap plug in electric snow blower might be worth it if shoveling is problematic
@unksol I’m only a few miles from the edge of NYC…in other words a crowded suburb. I do have a snowblower. It is just a pia. Espically the snow in front of the driveway from when the town plows the street! Our lawn service eventually clears that. The big problem is, my husbands family ignored the snow. My family must have know someone in Brooklyn in the 1930’s or 40’s that got a ticket for not shoveling the sidewalk! We always shoveled! Even when I was a little kid.
@smilingjack NE Indiana in the country so it’s just getting out of the drive. But it’s steap and gravel. And sometimes lake effect storms. I work from home so I let it melt when I drove the Saturn. It could not make it out without a ton of shoveling and salt. 97 expedition does better but not having to leave the house helps more
@unksol My husband retired, so I guess we don’t have to leave the house. Maybe I should view it like a kid. Heck I have a Subaru so I can drive over the driveway snow! The real problem is somehow I’m old now. I have arthrisis that makes me old when it comes to snow. Heck, maybe this year I should take the sled out of the garage (the one I had as a kid) and go down the hill by our H.S. Make my husband pick me up with the car at the bottom of the hill!
@blaineg@Kyeh Yes, it’s truly horrifying to see what you guys are going through. Fortunately, we in New England don’t have to deal with those, I always find myself wishing there were a way for us to send you every drop & flake of our excess precipitation!
December 8: 6:00 PM. 2006
It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
December 9: 2006
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a lovelier place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had. I shoveled for the first time in years, felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.
December 12: 2006
The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry; we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. I don’t think that’s possible. Bob is such a nice man, I’m glad he’s our neighbor.
December 14: 2006
Snow, lovely snow! 8″ last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn’t huff and puff so.
December 15: 2006
20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4×4 Blazer. I bought snow tires for the wife’s car and two extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.
December 16: 2006
Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
December 17: 2006
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for five hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. God I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20: 2006
Electricity’s back on, but had another 14″ of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Goddamn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower, and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.
December 22: 2006
Bob was right about a white Christmas, because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it’s so cold it probably won’t melt ’til August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel, and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel! Tried to hire Bob, who has a plow on his truck, for the rest of the winter; but he says he’s too busy. I think the asshole is lying.
December 23: 2006
Only 2″ of snow today, and it warmed up to “0”. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What, is she nuts!!! Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did, but I think she’s lying.
December 24: 2006
6″. Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son-of-a-bitch who drives that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over everywhere I’ve just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the Goddamn snowplow.
December 25: 2006
Merry Fucking Christmas. 20 more inches of the God forsaken slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s a fricking idiot. If I have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to stuff her into the microwave.
December 26: 2006
Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.
December 27: 2006
Temperature dropped to -30, and the pipes froze. Plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him; he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.
December 28: 2006
Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
December 29: 2006
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30: 2006
Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver. He is now suing me for a million dollars; not for only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. 9″ predicted.
December 31: 2006
I set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.
January 8: 2007
Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
@chienfou Sounds like a combination of the Great New England Ice Storm of 2008, where we lost power for a week, & Snowmageddon 2015, where storm after storm dumped feet of snow that never melted due to the record cold temps. Ahh, memories!