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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled snow for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. l don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. l didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my butt on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like h*##. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of darn snow last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Gosh darn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white sh*& fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to pee. By the time I got undressed, peed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the jerk is lying.

December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts!!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a gun who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his hair. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for that darn snowplow.

 

 

December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the !=3D@x@!x!x1 slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.

December 26: Still snowed in. Why the heck did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.

December 28: Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. The woman is driving me crazy!!!!!

December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted.

December 31: Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?

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   Posted 1/10/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, thanks! I LOVED reading it! and I feel it's the story of my life! It hasn't stopped snowing since some time yesterday. We have about a foot of snow...My mom's birthday is tomorrow, she will be 87, bless her heart, and I'm suppose to drive 15 miles to go get her, to bring her back here for the day and celebrate her birthday, except I need to get to the store to pick up the lobster and steaks! Ihope it stops snowing soon!!
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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee thank you.  I laughed & laughed.  It is so true it's funny.  I have always had the same ongoing problem with the snowplow driver.  Last year he made me so mad I ran down the street to get him to help me get my car out.  Fortunately, his boss, the City manager, was there too so he came back & helped me get my car out.  I have an alley behind my house so I decided to take my car back there & park it in my back yard.  Well, I proceeded to get so stuck in the alley I had to call a tow truck to get me out & it cost me $75.00.  There is no winning.  Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,

That must be the same snowplow driver that keeps filling in the end of my drive. LOL...

I got this one the other day in a forward, but it was fun to read it again.

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pattipanda
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   Posted 1/10/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Good one Marlee..
Got a foot of snow here and expecting another inch or two.. Yippie!! NOT!!
DH got a snowblower last year.. I think he's used it about 3 times and not for lack of snow.. he just hardly ever gets off his butt to use it!!! We called someone to plow us out at 9:30 this morning but got another 4 inches or so since then.. Funny, I still don't hear that dang snowblower. GRR!!!
I wonder if the dear man thought ... if I have a snowblower it will never snow again. Glad I never bought him that treadmill he wanted. LOL!!!
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

I live about 25 miles north of Syracuse NY on the Oswego River and ten miles south of Lake Ontario.  It has been snowing here since halloween.   This morning, the trees were coated in ice again and my yard looks like a land mine went off from all the freezing sleet that has broken off the branches.  Hubby did a double half gainer with a triple twist on the deck, fell on his back and cracked his head on the sidewalk letting the dogs out...who slid about 25 yards across the yard on their bellies.  Yesterday was garbage day...put the cans about five feet back from the street and the %$#@* plow managed to clip the recyle can, slice it in half and throw all the  papers etc all over the street and driveway...Plus dig a trench about a foot deep on the our property with the front of the blade.  They have only wiped out the mailbox once this year.

It is snowing right now...better than freezing ice.  I am not allowed to go outside without my football cleats and helmet.

We might see spring in April...but who knows?

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GamJill
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   Posted 1/10/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
That was good-
 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought that would cheer all of you up that are buried in snow. We got ice last night and I had never thought of football cleats Donna. Krissy can't even go out on the patio without sliding. Ever seen a puppy try to run on ice, hehehe.
 
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   Posted 1/10/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
She would look like a rolly polly fuzz ball.

Do her feet go out from under her? Dharma's do.

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springfling
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   Posted 1/10/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the laugh, Marlee. I can picture everything all the way through.  yeah It is all so true!

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****...that's perfect! Thanks for posting!
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
hahaha, that is too funny. appropriate, too, considering we just got 8" over the weekend...ugh!
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even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
SleepyBug and I live very close to eachother. We got really dumped on over the weekend and now we'll be getting "Blizzard-Like Conditions" tonight into tomorrow. Yippppeeeeee..... Not!!! I'm sick of white, I'm sick of the cold and winter clothes.
One bright spot... hubby DID use the snowblower yesterday after-all.. looks like he's gonna be out there tomorrow in the blizzard again..Poor man.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sleepy and Patti...Marlee and I are not far from you, due north - I'm just north of Chicago and we too are bracing ourselves for the blizzard-like conditions. What a winter we have all had!! Maybe we're so sick of it because really, at least around here, the winters were becoming milder. We haven't had a winter like this in many years and like you, I am SICK, SICK, SICK of it!! Ok, I feel better now!!
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
what?? blizzard like conditions?? nooooooooooo!!!
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this being human is a guest house.
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even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Miriam & Marlee,

I am right between you two and we are going to get nothing!!  It will pass us on by like the last time! Yea!


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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Margie we can sit here smug with nothing on the ground and really nothing much in the forecast but just wait til we get it they will show no mercy. It would be nice if our luck would hold out all winter though.  It is suppose to get bitter cold.
 
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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
hey! a little message to those of you who are gloating about no snow and none in your forecast-bite me AND my frozen butt!!!

ok, not really :-) but! i used to gloat every year about how our little area of michigan seemed to never get much snow, and man oh man are we paying for it this year!!! so you all be careful of being too smug!
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he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
That was written by my hubby during our first winter in Muskoka !! tongue tongue tongue
 
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Sleepybug... you got that right, about the little safety net in our area.  I moved here (from NJ) about 10 years ago and this is the worst winter we've had so far.  I used to joke, since we're nestled directly between Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, we had a little dome of perfect weather.  I won't make that statement after THIS year.  UGGG!!! 

OK.. here's a little Pattipanda phobia.. I AM FREEKIN' TERRIFIED OF DRIVING IN WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS shocked !!! My brother's a shrink and he say that's not to most irrational phobias to have.. so I'm not totally nuts. wink    My husband is legally blind, but fortunately works and has a pretty good job, so I'm the driver.   Needless to say.. my anxiety is starting to act up.

Here's our *^&#(^@ weather forecast for the next 24 hours (via accuweather):

AN INTENSE STORM SYSTEM WILL DIVE SOUTHEAST OUT OF THE DAKOTAS
AND INTO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES TONIGHT. SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD
THE REGION IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM THIS EVENING. AS THE STORM
MOVES NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHEAST ONTARIO LATER ON TUESDAY...STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL
DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...CAUSING
WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ALONG WITH CONTINUED
SNOWFALL. VISIBILITIES WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED IN SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW...TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE IN NEAR WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ALL ROADS...INCLUDING THE INDIANA AND OHIO
TOLL ROADS...AND INTERSTATES 94 AND 69. IN ADDITION... WIND CHILL
VALUES WILL PLUMMET TO 10 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO BY LATE AFTERNOON
TUESDAY.

OK ... I vented. Thank you!!

I DO think that these extreme cold snaps reke havoc on my symptoms.  The last time we had temps like this I could barely move.  I'm crossing my fingers (not one of my favorite things to do cause it hurts like he11) that I'll be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning.

Warm hugs from the chilly northern midwest..

Patti


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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It's cold here, too...only going to be 67 degrees today.  devil
 
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
you know sherrine, just because we broke your furniture and spilled red kool aid on your rugs and lost your dogs and drained your pool and got you banned from ever ordering from the local pizza hut again, does NOT you mean you get to come here and rub your good weather in our faces!
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this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival-a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awarenewss comes as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
~rumi


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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean. My SIL who used to live in Vermont, told me the other day that they don't have WIND in Vermont in the winter. What kind of winter is it if the wind isn't blowing 50 mph and making the wind chill -60?! Diane
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Danielle, she would be rubbing our faces in her Florida weather even if we hadn't destroyed her house and made every delivery person in her town afraid to go near it.
 
I know they say Chicago is the windy city but here in central Illinois the wind blows about 360 days a year. The only time it stops blowing is when the temps reach 90 and above. I have a L shaped house in the back and I always have a little tornado going on in the corner where they come together on the patio. Leaves and debris from miles away gather in that corner.
 
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   Posted 1/13/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrie,
I've got news for you, I would much rather have the temperatures and cold we have here in Idaho than the 60's anyday....NOT
Here in Idaho, when it snows for the winter, it stays on the ground until May, we've even had snow on the 4th of July! Beat that!!!
 
 
 
 
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