Snow Day!

…yet again.

These kids are going to be going to school until August at this rate.

“Do not like!”

Anyway, up here in the great northeast, we’re having the 9th major snowstorm of the year, and it’s already looking like predictions of a foot will be low. It’s supposed to keep going until tomorrow morning, and the drifts are already up to my knees. (I’m 6’5″, so … yeah.)

Donner Party? Table for five?

I was never one to complain about snow. It’s a normal part of winter in the north. But this year … it’s grinding me down. The temps are routinely subzero (which I don’t remember ever happening) and one snow storm after another is just making us all punchy and what my Maine friend Rick used to call “house queah.”

Our first winter in our first house we got three feet in 24 hours, and that still wasn’t as bad as this. Plus, the weather is murder on arthritis. I’m down to 6 usable fingers for typing.

With the shift back and forth between snow, sleet, and rain, we’re pretty sure we’re going to lose power here, so I’m going to sign off for the weekend unless something huge happens.

And by huge I mean “Aliens land on the White House lawn and announce their plans to enslave us all and ship us off to work in their Venusian cheese mines.”


Be safe, be well, pray, read, play. Spring always follows winter.


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  • victor

    Thank you for this post. Misery really does love company, and here in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area, I can’t remember there ever being this much snow on the ground at one time. The berms I’ve shoveled up at the end of my driveway are taller than I am (I’m 6’3″) so I’m not really sure where I’m going to put any more snow if we get it. So.. yeah…

  • Archaeopteryx

    Even down here in sunny Alabama we were just shut down down nearly this entire week due to a sudden snow. This last year has just been cold and wet all around.

    Naturally, as of the last news report I saw, frelling Russia is enjoying 60 degree weather. Someone somewhere really doesn’t like the this year’s Olympics.

  • victor

    In my town we have an ice-sculpture festival every year. The only weekend so far this year when the temperatures have been above freezing was the weekend of the ice show (it even got up to 40-45 degrees before dropping back down below 0 the next week). By the time I saw the sculptures on Sunday they were looking pretty sad….

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Our snow is melting, turning everything into muddy, slushy, floody mess. It’ll freeze again tonight and the wind is down to 50 mph. We’re keeping everyone getting snow in our prayers, especially those without power.

  • Maggie Goff

    Saying my rosary for you all, and hoping for the best.

  • Barb S

    I’m relishing a day where I don’t have to go anywhere….but the extroverts in the house are lobbying for a diner run. I told them to go without me!