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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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This is a whine.

I'm tired of snow. And cold. And winter.

And even though I have today off, it's still cold and snowy and winter.

I want the door into summer.
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This is a whine.

I'm tired of snow. And cold. And winter.

And even though I have today off, it's still cold and snowy and winter.

I want the door into summer.

SNOW

Feb. 22nd, 2010 12:24 am
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Well, I haven't done anything like *that* in quite a while.

It's snowing here. A lot. And I went to work because it wasn't sticking on the roads. But it kept snowing. And I clocked in almost 15 min early, took just a half hour lunch and was out the door by 9:31.

And after I got all the crap off my car, down the road I went.

Now, you have to understand, this was wet sticky snow, the kind that turns to mush on the road. Well, at least up in Galesburg.

So, I drove to Abingdon, roads aren't that bad, but I'm careful and yes, there were a couple of cars in the ditch, and I found that driving 35-40 was just peachy for me.

Got to Avon, still not bad, dropped off the stuff my son need to do laundry and headed out of town toward Little Swan Lake -- we live a mile north of there. By then, the snow was dryer, but the under stuff was still wet and slushy, but now there was blowing and drifting.

Now, understand, up until now, the roads were messy and snowy but otherwise, ok.

Then I drove out west of town.

Oh... my... friggin'... lord.

Absolutely no snowplows had touched these roads. None. And the only reason I made it home was because I stayed in the track of whomever had driven before me. If I had tried to stop and turn around, I would have been stuck. The snow in places was probably up past the bottom of the car door.

And so I drove. Slowly. But steadily. (see above) And finally made it to the turn on the east side of the lake. Which I made.

And then realized that our road comm. HADN'T BEEN OUT EITHER!!!

So, I drove down the hill and up the hill and halfway up the drive where the car said, yeah, we're done.

And I agreed. And I trudged to the house (snow halfway up to my knees in places!) and the husband is, if you had called, I would have told you to stay in town.

If *he* had called, I probably would have.

*edit* Oh yes, for a 35-40 min drive, it took me an hour and a half to get home. Wonderful.

SNOW

Feb. 22nd, 2010 12:24 am
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Well, I haven't done anything like *that* in quite a while.

It's snowing here. A lot. And I went to work because it wasn't sticking on the roads. But it kept snowing. And I clocked in almost 15 min early, took just a half hour lunch and was out the door by 9:31.

And after I got all the crap off my car, down the road I went.

Now, you have to understand, this was wet sticky snow, the kind that turns to mush on the road. Well, at least up in Galesburg.

So, I drove to Abingdon, roads aren't that bad, but I'm careful and yes, there were a couple of cars in the ditch, and I found that driving 35-40 was just peachy for me.

Got to Avon, still not bad, dropped off the stuff my son need to do laundry and headed out of town toward Little Swan Lake -- we live a mile north of there. By then, the snow was dryer, but the under stuff was still wet and slushy, but now there was blowing and drifting.

Now, understand, up until now, the roads were messy and snowy but otherwise, ok.

Then I drove out west of town.

Oh... my... friggin'... lord.

Absolutely no snowplows had touched these roads. None. And the only reason I made it home was because I stayed in the track of whomever had driven before me. If I had tried to stop and turn around, I would have been stuck. The snow in places was probably up past the bottom of the car door.

And so I drove. Slowly. But steadily. (see above) And finally made it to the turn on the east side of the lake. Which I made.

And then realized that our road comm. HADN'T BEEN OUT EITHER!!!

So, I drove down the hill and up the hill and halfway up the drive where the car said, yeah, we're done.

And I agreed. And I trudged to the house (snow halfway up to my knees in places!) and the husband is, if you had called, I would have told you to stay in town.

If *he* had called, I probably would have.

*edit* Oh yes, for a 35-40 min drive, it took me an hour and a half to get home. Wonderful.

Cold!

Dec. 21st, 2009 12:41 am
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As I have all the presents wrapped, under (or around) the tree, and all the extra gifts in Santa bags ready to go...

And I woke up yesterday with either the beginning of a head cold or sinus infection. And it keeps snowing.

Why do I live here again?

Cold!

Dec. 21st, 2009 12:41 am
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As I have all the presents wrapped, under (or around) the tree, and all the extra gifts in Santa bags ready to go...

And I woke up yesterday with either the beginning of a head cold or sinus infection. And it keeps snowing.

Why do I live here again?
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So, it's cold and snowy and really really windy... No, not going out of the house today.

I did make soupy stew, or stewy soup, depending on how you look at it. At the moment, it's more soup than stew, but we won't eat it until 5, by then it'll have cooked down some more. And I'll make biscuits to go with it. Just what we need on such an icky day.

At least I don't have to go to work until 3 tomorrow, I'm hoping by then that most of this is gone, or at least that the wind is not blowing so hard...
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So, it's cold and snowy and really really windy... No, not going out of the house today.

I did make soupy stew, or stewy soup, depending on how you look at it. At the moment, it's more soup than stew, but we won't eat it until 5, by then it'll have cooked down some more. And I'll make biscuits to go with it. Just what we need on such an icky day.

At least I don't have to go to work until 3 tomorrow, I'm hoping by then that most of this is gone, or at least that the wind is not blowing so hard...
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From 60 degrees to 28... Everyone around here's gonna have pneumonia. And now the wind is howling and the light keeps flicking, not a good sign...

And I have to work tomorrow...

And I still don't feel real well, more motrin for me...

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From 60 degrees to 28... Everyone around here's gonna have pneumonia. And now the wind is howling and the light keeps flicking, not a good sign...

And I have to work tomorrow...

And I still don't feel real well, more motrin for me...

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Snow. And Ice. And nastiness.

Now we have thunderstorms and rain. Lots of it. Most of the snow and ice is gone, but it looks like it's flooding everywhere else.

Wonderful.

And the washer broke when we were without electricity the one day last week so I have to pack everything into the son's house to do laundry.

At least I have today off...
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Snow. And Ice. And nastiness.

Now we have thunderstorms and rain. Lots of it. Most of the snow and ice is gone, but it looks like it's flooding everywhere else.

Wonderful.

And the washer broke when we were without electricity the one day last week so I have to pack everything into the son's house to do laundry.

At least I have today off...
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As in, omfg, what do you mean, it's not even zero!

And our power went out yesterday and finally came back on  today, nearly 24 hours after.

And as I have remarked (many many times), Would it not be cheaper to start burying power lines in problem areas, instead of having to pay mega bucks to the poor guys who are out fixing them in this crappy weather? I mean, come on! New subdivisions are (mostly) pole free, and they don't seem to have to problems everyone else has! And yes, I know that there are places that can't have buried lines, but wouldn't it be nice if after a major storm, there where just a few places that needed fixed, instead of the hundreds or thousands?

I know, I dream a lot...

And Happy Winter Solstice to those who celebrate it!

Winter, how I hate it.
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As in, omfg, what do you mean, it's not even zero!

And our power went out yesterday and finally came back on  today, nearly 24 hours after.

And as I have remarked (many many times), Would it not be cheaper to start burying power lines in problem areas, instead of having to pay mega bucks to the poor guys who are out fixing them in this crappy weather? I mean, come on! New subdivisions are (mostly) pole free, and they don't seem to have to problems everyone else has! And yes, I know that there are places that can't have buried lines, but wouldn't it be nice if after a major storm, there where just a few places that needed fixed, instead of the hundreds or thousands?

I know, I dream a lot...

And Happy Winter Solstice to those who celebrate it!

Winter, how I hate it.
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IT'S SNOWING.

Well, flurrering. (Umm, is that even a word?) You know what I mean, just enough drifting white stuff in the air to be annoying, but not enough to actually stick to the ground. But I am so not ready for any of this, not at all.

Seems just like it was yesterday when it was nice and warm and sunny...
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IT'S SNOWING.

Well, flurrering. (Umm, is that even a word?) You know what I mean, just enough drifting white stuff in the air to be annoying, but not enough to actually stick to the ground. But I am so not ready for any of this, not at all.

Seems just like it was yesterday when it was nice and warm and sunny...

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