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Candy
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   Posted 2/13/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, it has been snowing, blowing, raining, sleeting, icing, and snowing, and snowing and snowing!!!  Our county is under a Level 2 advisory.  Meaning, drive only if you have too.  The authorities suggest you STAY HOME.  If we go to a level 3 tonight, we HAVE to stay off the roads.  All the schools were closed, businesses have closed, churchs, libraries, even The Ohio State University and all other small colleges or universities have closed too.  It has to get pretty bad out for that too happen.  My daughter was in Columbus and now cannot get home and her poor pooch is ill, so grandma Candy is taking care of her and making sure she gets her meds. Getting her to go outside is a real trip.  She is a 45 pound mutt that is so dainty about getting her paws wet.  So......I have to pick her up and practically throw her outside.  She looks at me like I'm crazy.  My DGD turned "7" today and was glad to be off school and home with Mom and little sister and eventually Daddy.  My DH went to work (he was suppose to fly to Chicago) and see if there was anyway he could resurrect a cancelled flight. Well, he couldn't and I am overjoyed that he cannot sprout wings and fly on his own!!!  He told everyone to go home from work.  Some did and some didn't.  He didn't until the freezing rain had been falling for about an hour.  He said getting home was a piece of cake!! (Of course the roads were pretty empty of traffic. But.....they did leave all the insane people on the streets. Yikes!!!)
 
I hope all of you are warm and safe within your homes.  Have a good evening drinking hot cocoa (mine will be joined by Mr. Beam)  Love to you all and great big hugs. 
 
Candy  smurf
 
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Jo-Ann
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   Posted 2/13/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
YYYYUUUUCCCCKKKK!!!!

That is absolutely scary. It will be in the 20's here tonight but with the wind chill, it feels like the teens. This is more than cold enough for me and most everyone I know. I don't know how you can stand what you have.

nono Be careful, stay warm, and enjoy that drink. I'm headed for the hot chocolate but I'm out of anything to put in it. I'll fix that tomorrow.

I hope your rough weather is over and you don't reach the Level 3. It really sounds like you've got some great cave hibernating days. Enjoy them.

Love, Jo-Ann
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lemonz
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   Posted 2/13/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I am now looking seriously into this...... Who does not have some form of disaster ever? I mean starting with all the rain in the NW, then moving on,  mud slides, earthquakes, floods, draughts, tornados and hurricanes. Seems to me one way or another we are all in some sort of soup. Who among us can stand up and say we do not get any of this including sleet and snow? Anyone that can, please send local paper....real estate section. Love and hugs to all, and please take care. Joyce
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gma
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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It is in the 20s here today. A snow and ice storm seems to be shaping up to the west of us. We are headed in to Fort Worth to a doctor's appointment. With all the concern about my daughter, did I mention my DH has celiac disease? Ugly sounding name, but treatable with a gluten free diet. No wheat or grains containing gluten. After the appt we will go to a store that carries stuff to maintain the diet. Rice flour, arrowroot, all kinds of good sounding stuff?????? More about that fun stuff later. Stay warm and have a cave day those of you who are snowed in. Hugs MK


Candy
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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Chapter Two:

Well, we are at a level three this morning. The winds are at 35 miles per hour and wind chills are at -4 or so.  My DH has already been outside trying to clear a path in the driveway to get his car out to go to work.  Level Three may prohibit that.  We are only 1/2 mile from the county line, so he may try to sneek into a level two area.  With it being Valentines Day it would be nice to have him home today, oops scratch that he just left.  Ron is definitly a workaholic.  I used to try to be like him, but, alas, I never made it.  Any excuse to not go to work was always my motto.  Now, though, I get to play my days away.

Hope all of you are warm and cozy.  Hugs to all of you.

Blessings,

Candy


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


barkyboys
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   Posted 2/14/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah...the joys of Ohio weather. I have been off work for two days, which has been nice. The trees are covered with ice, the sidewalk covered with snow...and the one who *****-foots around here is the 170-lb. rottweiler. I can still shove that extra large arse out the door!

Here's the good news. You may have seen on TV about the record snowfalls in Oswego, New York? Over 100 inches in a week, over 12 feet in some areas. Well...the good news is, I used to live THERE!!! LOL

Take care all...stay warm, stay safe, and drink plenty of hot toddies!
Love and hugs...
Bev

barkyboys
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   Posted 2/14/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
How come I can type "arse," but not "*****-foot???" That is too funny. I guess I'll have to change that to "pursy-foot."

coopfesta
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   Posted 2/14/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I had written a reply but it got lost somehow.  I was going to ask all to lighten up because of SNOW DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!!  irst one in my new home!  Oh we had a ball!  We got about a foot.  things were great when I wrote that reply
 
until the plow guy came $150 bucks later
 
 
OMG!!!
 
so  much for lightening up.  only thing lighter is my wallet!
 
 
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MNlady13
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   Posted 2/15/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for you gals with all the snow. DD said they got about 13 inches in Noblesville, IN. Her DH spent a day and a half at home. We've had very little snow this winter, but did we get cold early this month. I think the AVERAGE temperature for the first 10 or 12 days was -2. Yes, that is 2 below zero! That's before figuring in the windchill. But, hang in there friends. March is only 2 weeks away. The end of winter is in sight -- honest. My aunt in central Iowa said the robins have arrived there. Lauri
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barkyboys
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   Posted 2/15/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Lauri...the robins were out here, too...at least before the ice hit. Haven't seen one since. And wasn't there something about the hedgehog saying that we would have an early spring??? I think we had our early spring in Dec and Jan...and winter is just now getting to us! We set a record low of 1 here yesterday, and we're supposed to hit -2 tonight. Now, that may not sound too bad to you, but I didn't sign up for Minnesota weather when I moved to Cincinnati!

Oh well. This, too, shall pass. The house is warm, the dogs are happy, and tomorrow is Friday. Life is good!

Love and hugs...
BEV

gma
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   Posted 2/16/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
We welcomed in the morning at 13!!!! It is climbing fast, tho, up to 15.6 in a matter of minutes. The dogs went out and then came back ate a little food and hit their beds. DH thinks it is supposed to get up to 60 today??? Oh well, we know spring is coming. MK


Candy
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   Posted 2/16/2007 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Well Ladies we are pretty much back to normal today.  Most of the schools in central Ohio have reopened and the main roads are clear.  It was gotten even colder though, -1 in our area today with windchills even lower.  Just two weeks ago the schools were closing because of the windchills to protect our walkers but they have all used up their calamity days, so to heck with frostbite on our young walkers, "Let the school bells ring".   Of course when I was in school, I didn't have to walk in a foot of snow for a mile to get to school, but I am sure that we had windchills in the below 0 range.  We just didn't know it then and our parents wrapped us up like sausages.

"I've fallen and I cannot get up."  Know I remember where I heard that!!! tongue  

Ladies keep warm.

Hugs,

Candy 


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


coopfesta
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   Posted 2/16/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Work got about a foot and a half more than home do with 30 inches.  I've still got cardinals at my feeder at my office window.  They sure are pretty against the blanket of white!  That white is hard on the car on those mountains, though.
 
Miss-heard the recording for Matthew's school yesterday and took him to an empty school parking lot!!  I quickly dropped him back at home (DH was still in bed, the creep) and hightailed it to work.  Turned out he had a delay, not a cancellation so he missed yesterday.  Can't seem to get things right lately!!!
 
Still cold and snow is in the forecast for the next three days.  King of the Ice fishing contest is this weekend.  Maybe this year DH will be crowned.  This is the one.  I can feel it!  Life goes on but that snow day was the tops.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

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babyseeester
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   Posted 2/17/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
You all need to move to sunny Southern California!  Yesterday and today are absolutely gorgeous!  It's probably in the 80's right now.  DH is out in shorts washing the car.  I will be out there soon doing some gardening.  Please don't hate me!!!!!  LOLOL
L & H,
Kathy


Pegzilla#2
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   Posted 2/18/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, it's still snowing here. They were saying we're having the coldest February on record.

about the robins...on the news yesterday they said that the robins that stick around in central Ohio all winter are usually a hardy lot, but they're dying now because all of their food supply is frozen. They don't eat birdseed (so the normal bird feeder won't help), but they do eat suet. Their normal diet is insects (hah! they're long gone or buried) and berries, which are frozen. Poor things!

I worked from home two days last week when Delaware county was at level 2 and then 3...I would have gotten a lot more done if my DH weren't also home, and interrupting me all the time!! He works for Dublin schools (two suburbs to the west of us), so he was home when they closed. Some of the school districts have used more than their planned five "calamity days." Westerville schools will have to forgo a day off on Memorial Day to make up the sixth day they used last week. I'm glad my kids are in college, and I don't have to mess with babysitters and fouled-up Memorial Day plans.

I'm getting cabin fever, though, so my sister and I are going to venture out today to explore a knitting store in Columbus I heard about. The roads have been cleared for the most part, so I don't expect any problems....

Stay warm, everybody!!!

Love, Peg
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