Let it snow.....NOT!!

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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 3/28/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Well.....if anyone wanted snow it wasn't me! Its terrible outside my friends and I am in gobs of pain!

With the wind chill factor its -3 degrees outside and our car is totally buried from bumper to bumper only being able to see the top half of the car on the curb. The truck is stuck in the driveway with a huge drift in back of it that I don't think we are going anywhere tomorrow (or later today I should say). I've been up since 1:45am because I'm in so much pain and also the dogs needed out and I had to get the door open to actually let them out. This woke up the hubby and he got the door unstuck for me.

Looks like we got about 12 inches with drifts up to 3 feet deep!! My poor dogs went out earlier and geeez poor dogs were wading in the snow like it was a sea of white! Horrible!! Anyway, it looks like it has kinda let up as far as the snow coming down, but.....now the winds are really kicking in and the snow is being flown all over the place which makes for some white out conditions. All roads west are closed and the ones going to Wichita are pretty bad as well.

I'll keep you all posted!

Hugs

Scarred
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straydog
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   Posted 3/28/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes you got hit with that spring artic blast too. My friends in Amarillo are in the same snow boots you are in. I-40 both directions closed down. Its awful. The front came thru here yesterday afternoon winds blowing like crazy, dropped the temp in a heart beat. It was down below freezing last nite and early this am. My pool pump kicks on when the temp hits 32 and it ran all night. I haven't had the nerve to look out my front door yet. I transplanted my peony bush on Sunday and it had nine little blooms starting to develop. If the cold got it, I may just cry. Tulips are coming along, saw three blooms on them-they may be wiped out they are not cold hearty, neither am I for that matter. Curl up under some warm blankets and try to take a little snooze, thats where I am headed,lol. Susie


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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie: I am so sad! I planted three lily of the valleys and I really don't think they made it through the storm! I should have covered the darn things but by the time I heard that this storm was going to hit us it was 9:00 night before last. Hubby says we will just replant them but its just so sad that they got zapped by the cold. :-( I'm sorry to hear about your flowers. Nothing makes me more sad then to hear that beautiful flowers get killed by the cold.

Well, once the sun came up we surveyed the damage and here is what we discovered. We got dumped on with 16 inches of heavy snow! Since the snow has now stopped (for the moment) the wind has really kicked up and is now blowing it into drifts. The tallest drift in my yard would have to be 4 feet! The car is completely surrounded by snow and it is clear up to the trunk top. No way that thing is moving today!! The front porch and back deck are completely covered and we have been digging out since 5:30am trying to keep the doors cleared. But....there is a foot of snow at the basement door and its blocking the way out so I guess we will have to dig that out soon as well. The truck is sitting in the driveway and its got a 3 foot snow drift in back of it. Luckily we can put the chains on it to get it out. I've never seen a storm like this!! At 3:am this morning I actually heard thunder and saw lightening flash through the sky!!! Never in my life have I witnessed that kind of storm!

Anyway....gonna spend the day inside curled up with a book and not do much. My pain is raging so I'm really not in the mood for anything.

Hugs and sending out hot cocoa thoughts with marshmallows!

Scarred
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Momcares
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
If you don't like the weather in Kansas wait a minute it will change-icy rain and snow last night and still snowing!! And KU lost too!!! Guess I will have to change my picks to either Oklahoma or Missouri-my sister lives in Kentucky, so maybe Louisville. Kind of fickle I know but would have liked to be rooting for K-State anyway, been too lazy to plant anything yet. I made homemade vegetable soup yesterday-sounds good today. Keep warm-can't do anything about the weather, can't do anything outside and I won't drive in this mess! Good day to relax inside, daughter and grandson want to try to make deep fat fried candy bars---------yuk. Suggestions? :) Momcares
My daughter has been in chronic pain for seven yrs after a work related injury that caused neuropathy pain in her thoracic vertebrae area. She has tried physical therapy, she has had 3 failed neural stimulators surgeries 2 which were implanted directly into her spine, morphine pain pump that was infected during implant -caused her to go septic and needed to be remove-took a year to heal.On Bipap w/ oyxgen. Doc has tried neurotin, lyrica, hydrocondone,methadone, percocet, etc. all with serious side effects, now on MS Contin 30mg 4x daily for pain and morphine 15mg for break through pain and proxac 40mg for depression, worker's comp wants her to try Suboxone-been through too much,not sure it won't cause severe adverse reactions and pain doc doesn't think it is a good idea. Tired of fighting it all. Momcares.


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 3/28/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Say it isn't so!!!!! KU lost?????? Shoot!!!!!! Keep warm mom its going to be a bumpy night! I agree...if you don't like the weather stick around it will change :-D

Hugsssss

Scarred
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PAlady
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   Posted 3/28/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, my! Scarred, you've never seen a storm like this? Move to PA!! shocked

I even know the term for what you saw - THUNDERSNOW! smhair No kidding. Our metereorologists get to talk about this a few times a year. What fun. shakehead

I can't believe I'm not the one writing about the snow! Especially this year! We are in 3rd place for our all time snowiest winter, and a storm like that would have put us at #1 for sure! And here we are with tons of mud. I don't plant flowers, although I love to look at them, but no one around here would even think about it before May. Sometimes when we plant at the cemetery for Memorial Day it's even iffy. yeah

Stay warm! Maybe a good way to meet new neighbors, Scarred - the ones who have plows on their trucks!

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 3/28/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes thundersnow! That's always fun.
Hope you've been able to dig yourself out Scarred! Stay warm & safe!

Skeye

straydog
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Scarred,

I have a good story for you that will make you laugh. Its was the thingder & lighting that brought back memories lol.

 

We were in for bad weather (this was back when I was working) so we decided since we were expecting ice best to shut down and head out. OMG, I got out in my card, total gridlock. Everybody in downtown Ft Worth shut down at the same time, it was awful. I finally manage to slide up on the freeway, it was sleeting and snowing very heavy. The sleet stuff was wet so it stuck and it was bitter cold. So, I get this brilliant idea I will stock at 7-11 and pick up some firewood, nothing like a fire on a day like this. I jump out of my car and decide to leave it running since I was going right in. I come back out to my car, can't find my keys, locked them in the ignition with the motor running. Oh, I was livid. I went in 7-11 used their phone to call hubby, well I forget he is 60 miles away and it took me a long time to go 11 miles so I may see my 10 that night, maybe. So, I tell them at 7-11 I am leaving my car till the big thaw. Thank goodness not much gass on the car, it eventually ran out. Picture this, I am walking along, I have on this long London Fog dress coat with a hood, thank goodness, oh the sleet and snow is awful. I am walking along just cursing up a storm to myself. I live maybe 2 miles from the store. A car pulls up rather slow but keeps going slowly, I am thinking oh great, some pervert. I keep walking and I am really cursing. about this time all of a sudden there is this huge clap of thunder and lightning. I am like oh hell, this is great, I will get struck by lighting in this storm. I had never seen thunder & lightning in a storm like that either. Then out of the blue here comes this car again, this time it nearly rolls to a stop, the window comes down, at this point I am really thinking of tearing someone's head off, it was a lady and she offered me a ride lol.!!

So, she looked ok, she has taken two passes at me and decided I was ok so she stopped. Well, I am telling her my story and we are laughing. We get to my house, it hits me, no keys, I cannot get in the house. My son went to a friends after school to spend the night.  I am like oh no, this can't really be happening to me. So, I tell the lady, hey if nothing else, I can break a window, get to the door and decide to try it, my son left it unlocked when he left for school that morning!!! That is my thunder & lightining story.

Well, around one this afternoon I went over and sat with my grandson. Everyone had to work today. You know I dreaded walking out front. Well nothing got bit by the cold temps. My little peony bush was standing straight up in the sun. Everything else looked fine. I am thinking with the ground being so warm it helped. But, its dropping a little more tonite so I went out and put a tall bucket over the peony and put a small brick on top in case the wind kicks up bad again. It is suppose to be 75 here tomorrow. We have the heat on in the house cause it feels like a barn. When we lived in Kansas one snowy winter day my mom & I ventured out to the store. We were in hubbys pickup, driving along all of a sudden the truck went into a complete spin and we ended up in the ditch facing a fence with a big ole cow just looking at us like "what in the hell just happened here" lol. A guy in water truck came along and pulled us out of the ditch,lol. Oh, there is nothing as cold as I can remember as a Kansas winter, well I wa in N. Dakota one Dece and it wa awful there. lol.

You need a snow blower gal. Stay in where its warm. Don't you be out there shoveling any snow, all you need is to take a fall and that would be the end of it. Hugs, Susie 



Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 4/1/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my heavens Susie!!!! What a story! I would totally freak on the thunder and lightening seeing it out of a snow filled sky. Just hearing it was enough for me!! What was really strange was the fact that it was not just one thunder clap and a few strikes of lightening....it was dozens of them within a few minutes!! Funny watching this little ole Wyoming hick's eyes get wide hearing thunder and lightening amidst a snow storm LOL!! I guess I have been quite secluded in my home state as we have never heard of things like this let alone seen them! What's really funny is my husband lived in KS for 20 some odd years and never seen a tornado until he came to Wyoming! We've had a few up there on the plains but nothing like the ones they get here. Thank god for basements!!!! I think it will be a strange year for freaky storm systems this year....just a feeling. I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time down in my basement this year LOL!!

The thunderstorms around KS are totally different and way wicked compared to that of ours in Wyoming. When it rains here it POURS! Where as in Wyoming the storms are more tamer. I've never seen storms so vicious and devastating in my life and I've only lived here 6 months!!! Can you imagine what it will be like for this backwards, country hick from Wyoming?? ha ha ha!!

Hugssss

Scarred

P.S. thanks for the story Susie I totally enjoyed it!
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straydog
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   Posted 4/2/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scarred, yes I remember those storms all too well. When I lived there w/husband we lived in a trailer house. We had a tornado hit one evening, we lived on the outskirts of town right on the feedlot. A tornado came thru and early and really tore the little town up. There was a trailer across the road from us that was picked up and placed on the opposite side of the fence that was around it. It was really strange looking at it knowing how it had been picked up & moved. I was terrified in the trailer the wind was roaring under that thing and the noise, omg. Went into town thw next morning & it looked like bomb had gone off-its awful. Lines were down everwhere, houses demolished, it was awful. We had a hailstorm hit here 2 nites ago, torn a piece of siding loose from the house. Nothing major though. Take care we missed you. Susie


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 4/2/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I've seen the after affects of many tornadoes have left behind. Why just 20 minutes up the highway is Greensburg, KS. If you all have watched the news over the last 2 years you will recognize that name as the town that was torn to Hell by a F5 a couple years back. Many of the residents that once lived there decided not to rebuild, mainly because of the fact that the town decided it wanted everything to be built back "Green" to save the environment. Hard to build your home back when the counsel is saying that you need to be environmental friendly and its going to cost 3 times more then what you originally got back from the ins. Driving around Greensburg is like driving through a partially dead ghost town. Half the city has empty lots, half torn homes and twisted remnants of what used to be great big trees full of life. It's sad really...to think that a devastating storm like that could almost wipe out an entire city. The town hall has not been rebuilt yet; the church on the main street is being built but slowly, a new grocery store is now in place so they are building back but its slow. Hell their hospital is currently still in emergency tents!

Anyway, I know what you mean Susie...its scary!

Hugs

Scarred
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