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?
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ
Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
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?
Never regret something that made you smile!
Fibromyalgia*Osteoarthritis Of Spine*Sleep Apnea*RLS * Depression*Chronic Fatigue*Allergy/Sinus*Menopause
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!
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 !!! My brother's a shrink and he say that's not to most irrational phobias to have.. so I'm not totally nuts. 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 DAKOTASAND INTO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES TONIGHT. SNOW WILL OVERSPREADTHE REGION IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM THIS EVENING. AS THE STORMMOVES NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHEAST ONTARIO LATER ON TUESDAY...STRONGNORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILLDEVELOP LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...CAUSINGWIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ALONG WITH CONTINUEDSNOWFALL. VISIBILITIES WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED IN SNOW AND BLOWINGSNOW...TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE IN NEAR WHITEOUTCONDITIONS AT TIMES. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUSTRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ALL ROADS...INCLUDING THE INDIANA AND OHIOTOLL ROADS...AND INTERSTATES 94 AND 69. IN ADDITION... WIND CHILLVALUES WILL PLUMMET TO 10 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO BY LATE AFTERNOONTUESDAY.
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..