At work in the office, currently in a conference call meeting which I’m paying little attention to right now since they haven’t gotten around to the parts that pertains to my work. No one bothers with webcams either, so there’s no need to deny being a cat.
@chienfou I actually looked at local Bernadoodle breeders (among a few other breeds) before deciding on a rescue pup. It was one of my guesses before getting his DNA done, he does have some doodle dna, but no “berna” lol
@sammydog01 Not gonna lie I saw those robot dogs Boston Dynamics made awhile ago and then I saw an episode of Black Mirror in the future with people getting hunted down by robot dogs. I had some concerns lol.
@Targaryen We normally have a cycle of a foot or two of snow in the valley, then it melts off sooner or later. But it’s variable, sometimes we only get a dusting, or a few inches. Rinse, repeat. The snowpack in the mountains builds all winter. “Greatest Snow On Earth” and all that.
Snow is a way of life here, and even big storms only slow things down for a few hours. UDOT and the cities know exactly what to do, and have the gear & experience. If it’s expected to be a bad storm, they’ll even be out pre-treating the highways with brine. Sure, there are foul-ups at times, but we rarely see a snowstorm as something terrifying.
We had a freak winter in the early 90’s. There were repeated massive storms, and the snow kept accumulating. Some roofs were collapsing under the weight of snow, and a few people were making the news for injuring themselves trying to clear their roofs. I worked at the U of U research park, right next to the mountains, and there was a lot of wide open space that hadn’t been built on yet. So some amazing snow drifts built up. The roads there were bordered by walls of snow 10-15 feet high!
Even with routine snow, we always have a rash of accidents with every storm. My theory is that intelligence is water-soluble.
This year it’s been near drought all winter, and only decent storms in the last few weeks. We’re still well below normal for water for the winter. Snow in the mountains is our water supply for the year, so the weathermen are always reporting on it.
@Targaryen I’ve got a sister in San Antonio, so I’ve been seeing what they’ve been dealing with. It wasn’t good, but it sounds like they had it better than many. Lots of power outage, but no structural damage.
My brother tried to send her a generator, but of course everything was broken, so that didn’t work. She’ll have one for the next event though.
@blaineg We were out there the end of last month. Brought all the snow with us. Started the day we arrived and kept at it all week. Powder Mountain definitely lived up to it’s name by the end of the week. Unfortunately for the people on the East Coast, we also brought the snow back with us.
My buddies and I have been talking about investing in a vacation home there. Be perfect for us skiers/boarders and I’m sure it would rent enough throughout the year to make it cost effective.
That looks remarkably like the one my parents had when I was growing up in STL. But I’m pretty sure it isn’t theirs since they took it to France with them when they moved there in 1973 and had a transformer installed so they could use the 220v 50hz local current.
re Calvin - Hey, it’s called “distressing”!
(I always hate buying a new piece of furniture that has phony wear and tear - it looks so obviously fake. Plus if you have cats the furniture gets plenty of distress in short order.)