@Cerridwyn eh, you say that now, as did we all… but Snowpocalypse II is coming. It might take a while, so Blizzard 2023 may fend it off for some weeks or years, but Son of Snowpocalypse will get here eventually.
Until then, your regularly scheduled ice storm/Blizzard of Current Year is on track for February, as is tradition.
Hate them. I still have to go to work M-F. And too many people drive like morons. Plus since I work for public utilities we are usually busier with all the calls complaining about roads, frozen water lines, electric outages and gas odor smells.
When I was a little girl friends of my parents came from someplace far away to babysit for a couple of weeks, they introduced us to snow cream! OMG WAS IT DELICIOUS! YUM
I’ve never heard anyone else speak of it. I wonder where it originated?
Love the actual storm, hate the fines for not having a cleared sidewalk. I get that people need to be able to walk over the sidewalks, but sometimes I get fines because it snowed while I was at work… or because it’s still snowing.
I love them as long as I don’t have to be out driving with people who act like they’ve never seen snow before.
It’s a really weird winter for southeast michigan. We’ve had no snow, except for Xmas eve. Everything has completely missed us. Out lakes are gonna be really down this summer if this continues, it’s not good.
@Star2236 hello neighbor! Yeah the snow storms have mostly skipped over us the last few years. I only remember shoveling a couple times last year too. Dumps lake effect on the west and skips over us to dump on Cleveland and Buffalo.
But we have had a decent amount of rain. Maybe that will help with the lakes.
When I was young and lived in the snow belt I had a cat I named snowflake as she was primarily white with some black spots. Anyway in knee deep snow she’d hop through the snow. We’d throw soft snowballs over her head. She’d jump up to bat at them, they’d knock her on her back where she’d vanish under the snow, she’d poke her head back up, we’d gently lob a snowball just over her head, she’d bat at it, be knocked on her back and fall under the soft snow… over and over. She loved that game.
When I lived in northern Idaho we got 4’ over night and the entire city was snowed in for 8 days with the blowing wind and 8-10 foot drifts, people bought all the gas in the gas stations although who knows where they thought they were going as the roads were all drifted over such that you couldn’t drive on them. I x-country skied to work 3 or so miles. Anyway I tried to convince my kid to jump off the porch rail (snow was pretty far up that) so that she’d be deep in the snow with no foot prints showing how she got there. I wanted to take a photo of that and use it for my christmas card. She unfortunately refused to cooperate when I had my camera. Did it later and of course the photo op was gone as then there were paths all over the front yard from her walking through the deep snow so couldn’t take the photo I wanted to. Got lucky as someone with a plow did the entire block’s sidewalks, driveways and our part of the street to the main street where you’d then skid down the hill as they didn’t believe in salt due to the environmental impact. Plenty of cars stuck at the bottom of the hill and kids sledding down that street.
I’ve posted this before but I still find it funny!
Diary of a Snow Shoveler
December 8 - 6:00 PM
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!
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!
Shoveled for the first time in years and 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!
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.
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches 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 l wouldn’t huff and puff so.
20 inches forecast.
Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer.
Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 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.
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.
Still way below freezing.
Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 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.
Electricity’s back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night.
Took all day.
The damn 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.
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 till 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.
Only 2 inches 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.
6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack.
If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, 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 where 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 damn snowplow.
Merry freaking Christmas!
20 more inches of the damn 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 an idiot.
If I have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to stuff her into the microwave.
Still snowed in.
Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea.
She’s really getting on my nerves.
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.
Warmed up to above -20.
Still snowed in.
The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
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?
Roof caved in.
I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not 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.
Nine more inches predicted.
I set fire to what’s left of the house.
No more shoveling.
Feel so good.
I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?
Locally (central AL) any mention of snow or snowfall over a quarter inch will result in mass panic buying of milk, bread, and peanut butter. Plus they have absolutely NO idea how to drive! Bring raised in the Midwest, and living in the Alps and the Rockies, as well as on the Canadian border for a while I find that very amusing. Best to just stay home and wait a day or two if possible before trying to drive very far…