It’s A Start

I had to get up to piss at 7:30 this morning so I stuck my head out to see what I missed.

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Looks about like what it did at 4:30 when I went to bed.

Not even any tire tracks in it yet. I kept hearing a scraping noise though. The 85 year old grumpy bastard across the street was shoveling his driveway.

The old boy has a lot of go left in him, I’ll say that. Fuck that noise. I ain’t going anywhere unless I have to and it can snow until the cows come home for all I care.

So far these weather prognosticators have been off on their timing of events. It’s supposed to snow off and on all damn week.

Yay.

5 thoughts on “It’s A Start

  1. Where I come from that’s called a dusting. It isn’t a real “snow storm” until there’s at least half a foot of the stuff on the ground or a flat surface. Back in ’86, there was four feet on the ground by this time of year, albeit that was an exceptional year for snow for the area of the country where I live. I had to shovel the snow banks around the driveway down into the yard so that I could pitch more snow up on top. The snow banks were getting too tall to pitch the snow up that high with a shovel. It had snowed a couple of inches every second or third day for about six weeks. Pain in the backside.

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  2. Good for OGB. I was in Seattle last week (still groggy from the miserable redeye flight home last night, next to an African man who looked clean and neat but reeked of sour sweat, much like what you’d get if you were crazy enough to ferment well-worn gym socks, but I digress). Anyway the city lost its collective shit over about 3 inches of snow. Supermarkets were stripped the evening prior to the supposed Snowpocalypse. Amusingly the frozen microwave dinners took the biggest hit at the Bellevue Trader Joe’s. Now if the power goes out, how much good is a frozen dinner going to do you?

    But to be fair, if there aren’t enough snowplows, and enviro laws against use of road salt, a few inches IS a problem.

    I had to shovel the snow banks around the driveway down into the yard so that I could pitch more snow up on top. The snow banks were getting too tall to pitch the snow up that high with a shovel.
    We had similar here in Masshole land a few years back. My driveway is partially cut into a hillside to begin with, which made it truly a pain in the butt. That was the year of 11 feet total snow for the season, and notably, the year when a Finnish visiting scholar turned to me and asked disbelievingly, “What’s WITH the snow in this place?” It is bad when a Finn complains about too much snow.

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