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50 posted 12-19-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Guess what Elizabeth and Krista??? My school was closed... for 2 inches!!!!!!


But this is WV! We have one snow plow for the entire county, and the roads are horrible. Some hollows are still unpaved. We have some salters, but they won't do any good. It's too daggone cold! It's 5 degrees!!! No, not 5 windchill.. the windchill is about -20. (I know that's nothing compared to your weather, Krista, but it's extreme for my area)

The weirdest thing is that a couple of days ago, it was 60 degrees and raining! That's why the roads are covered in a sheet of ice, I suppose.

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51 posted 12-20-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

According to tonight's news, it has now snowed 17 out of the first 19 days of December. They are beginning to compare this season to the winter of 1978 (which, not incidentally, was the year - and the reason - I left Michigan and moved to California).

Last Friday, knowing I had to relent and finish my Christmas shopping, I called a local company to plow my driveway. The driver got his 4-wheel-drive pickup stuck six feet into my yard. Fortunately, the same company also does towing, and a phone call quickly brought help. Remembering that I live in the sticks, and driveways tend to be a bit on the long side, it took him close to two hours, all told. The snow he moved is piled only a few inches shorter than my garage roof, and makes a grand wind breaker. I'm thinking about stringing some lights, hanging a few snow shovels off it, and calling it my Christmas Tree this year.  

I did manage to get out the following day, Saturday, and nearly completed my shopping. Only two more gifts to go. Unfortunately, another storm swept through Sunday, dropping four or five inches, which quickly drifted to a bit over a foot (except where my new wind breaker was protecting me). Monday afternoon. The Miata was backed into the garage, meaning I could get a running start, and I thought perhaps I could barrel my way through. Nope. I guess the Miata probably isn't the best choice for a barreling car. I was officially stuck.

You know, it's kind of funny. I can sit in this house for weeks on end, sometimes forgetting how long it's been since I've left, and it never bothers me. But within ten minutes of knowing I can't go anywhere, I found myself with a rampant case of cabin-fever. I think I better understand, now, why some guys wait until AFTER they're married to start chasing women. The human mind is a funny thing.

Well, at seven o'clock tonight, long after it had grown dark, another truck finally arrived and cleared the way for another shopping trip tomorrow. Assuming it doesn't snow too hard before then. Wish me luck.
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52 posted 12-20-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

ROFL Ron!  Always want something when we can't have it. Never will there be a time when you're so thirsty for water, as the time when you're not allowed to have it. LOL

We've got  something like 19" of snow already, and they're still calling for more.

Good luck to you Ron, I hope you make it out safely to get the rest of your shopping done.
Speaking of which, I need to get out and get mine done too.

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53 posted 12-20-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Look at it this way, Ron... There's not really ANYTHING better on the other side of the snowbank than there is on your side of it... besides... The neighbors can't spy on you now...
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