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   Posted 1/8/2005 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am seeing film footage of terrible flooding in Ohio and news that 100,000 or more are without electricity. I hope all our breast friends are all right. What a strange winter this has been. Snow in Las Vegas, flooding on the Ohio and other rivers. And, here in Minneapolis we have yet to have a 1 inch snowfall. Just 90 miles south of us, there is plenty of snow. And, there is snow in northern Minn. Parts of Iowa got 18 or more inches of snow last week. Then there was the horrific disaster Indonesia and other countries in the Indian Ocean basin. Mother Nature is not happy. Lauri

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Post Edited (MNlady13) : 1/8/2005 10:50:29 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/9/2005 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
YOU have not yet had an inch snowfall??? WE had two to three inches just two days before Christmas. It was hard to tell exactly because it melts so quickly when it falls on the warm ground. Then we have had a couple nights down to 15 degrees with some 80 degree days in between them. It certainly has been crazy. As I mentioned elsewhere Brownsville on the most southern point of TX actually had snow which is unheard of. Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico had a couple of inches which is also most strange and rare. What is going on? There are terrible storms on the west coast. I haven't talked to my family in WV but they all live up high. The kids in the KY Cincy area are up high also. I agree Mother Nature is not happy and perhaps she is not the only one unhappy?
I just hope and pray all this destructive weather ends soon. Hugs MK

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   Posted 1/9/2005 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohio has been slammed. First there was snow (we got about 8", but parts of northern Ohio got as much as 36", just ask Cathi!!!)...then we had ice, which froze the surface of the snow hard enough to support the weight of our dog, 80 or so pounds. Parts of central Ohio had power outages as long as 6 days. Then rain, and the snow disappeared in about a day and a half. And then more rain. Then north of us more ice, and more rain.....and more to come, if the weather guys are right. I was very grateful that I had decided to hoard my vacation and take the whole last two weeks of 2004 off!

Personally, we're okay (no flooding, no power outages), but 59 (I think) out of 88 counties in Ohio are applying for federal disaster relief.

Yep, Ma Nature definitely hasn't been kind.

Anybody in real trouble?

Love, Peg

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   Posted 1/9/2005 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow I didn't know it was that bad? Those that don't have electricity can't get on to tell us.............. Should we check via phone? Or are they down, too? Glad you are ok. Hugs MK

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   Posted 1/9/2005 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
That's right, MK, hardly any snow at all. I think the TOTAL so far is about 2 inches, but we have not had an inch at one time yet. Very unusual for here. And, there is snow all around us. It is like there is a dome over the metro area. Yikes, Peg. It sounds awful in Ohio. Glad you are all right. But, six days without electricity this time of the year is serious. It gets really cold in the house in a hurry. Talked to DD is Noblesville, IN, last week and they were without power for 17 hours due to ice storm. She took Melanie to breakfast at Perkins, then shopping at Walmart. Later they were at the home of one of her Moms Club friends. Then it was shopping at Target after little one napped. Electricity finally came on about 5 p.m. I just hope things settle down pretty soon. MK, checking on those we have not heard from in a while, might be a good idea. Kind of worrisome. Hugs, Lauri
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   Posted 1/9/2005 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladies,

All I can say is that I am sick of snow, sleet and ice....so much darn
snow. we have had over 36 inches at this point and it is only early

Hope everyone is okay...

L & H

Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 1/9/2005 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   

All I know is that I could have been living in Arizona.  On Wed before Christmas we had 15 inches of snow drop in less then 8 hours.  I think it was something like that. I know it was 15 inches and I know it started at 11:00 AM and quit snowing about 8 that night but then the freezing rain began.    Could not get out of our sub division for three days.  Which was nice. Santa was able to get here too.   Then this past week it rained and rained and rained.  Finally stopped on Friday.  But the new report is more rain for tomorrow.  The Ohio River is flooding and the Little Miami which is near us has flooded some homes but not too bad.  The Great Miami which is more south west of us let loose and flooded everything. 

I hate snow.  I have a mural of a desert scene in my front living room.  Lately I have just gone in that room and transmeditated my self back to Phoenix.  Of course they have had quite a bit of rain lately too. 




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Worn Lee's Jeans on Friday "for the Cure"
Bought New Balance tennis shoes "for the cure"
Worn pink ribbon pins "for the cure"
Collected donations "for the cure"
Ate pink M&M's "for the cure"
Drank Sutter Home wine "for the cure"
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   Posted 1/9/2005 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Central Ohio has not had much luck either.  I am halfway  between Columbus and Cleveland.  Our house only was without power for 5 hours, however, both of our daughters (which live only 10 minutes from us) were without power for 4 days. And YES, the house gets real cold very fast this time of year.  Both of the girls say that they would NEVER make it as our neighbors do.....AMISH!    They were able to come to our house everyday and bath and load up on some water to at least be able to flush their toilets.  The girls both agree that they can do without lights, but being without water is a whole other story.  (Especially when you are a clean freak!)  LOL  Our poor towering oak trees limbs were touching the ground with about a half inch of ice.  
We are  hoping for NO MORE ice this year.  The tree damage has been horrendous and the flooding close by has been bad.  But when you watch the news you just count your BLESSINGS and try to think about those that are so much worse off than we are.  The Tsunami puts everything into perspective!!!!!!!
Everyone take care and stay safe this winter season.
Love ya,
^j^  ^j^  ^j^

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Post Edited (cupycake2) : 1/9/2005 8:41:47 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/9/2005 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
We only live a hop skip and a jump from Peg V so we experienced the same as her and her family.  Just a little south, east and west of us family was out of power for several days.  Christmas was very interesting.  We had people coming and staying and coming to shower and coming and hearing their lights were back on and went home to rest and check their houses.  It was a busy holiday, but a good one.  Now the rain is coming back this next week and that is not good news.  We have had repeated ice storms north of us that have completely closed small towns down, flooding that has closed roads for several days just 10 miles north of us in Delaware. 
The weather has been so spring like here in Westerville that crocus are blooming.  Pine trees have started to form their little crosses and trees are starting to bud.  We have the entire population of worms on our driveway.  We still have weeds growing that we did not get pulled in the fall.  Mushrooms are growing in the back yard and they are so established we can't pull them up so the dog won't eat them. 
It is all so confusing and a little scary.  Snow in Nevada and Ca. No snow where Lauri lives and of course the 150,000 lost to nature. 
I have all of you in my prayers and sending lots of hugs to you too. 

Many Blessings for the New Year



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   Posted 1/10/2005 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see you all reporting in from OH. CA is having a very rough time right now, so I hope we hear from those out there. Rita did report it was pretty wet. We have storms coming from that direction according to my dh. Everyone stay safe and well. Jo-Ann is back from GA safely, thank goodness. I don't know if she has posted yet or not, but she was pretty tired and resting when I talked with her. Hugs MK

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   Posted 1/10/2005 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Kentucky checking in! It's just yucky here, wet, gray and although we had about 10 inches of snow it's all gone now and we are watching the River creep out of it's banks. More heavy rain predicted for the rest of the week and then really cold. Right now I am glad we bought a boat! LOL Hope everyone is safe and warm.

Sara Dearing
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   Posted 1/10/2005 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!
It's indeed wet here.  We've had 10 inches of rain since Friday morning, and we're expecting 3-5 inches more through tomorrow.  Many rural roads are closed, and many freeway offramps are closed, too.  The Ventura, Santa Clara, Newhall, and Sespe Rivers have all gone crazy as well, blocking roads with mud and water.  But we're high and relatively dry here.  My daughter drove to work, but isn't sure how she's going to get home.  She has to go through some pretty dicey flood areas.  Some local transformers blew, so I don't know how much longer I'll have power.  It sounds like many of us are weather-weary.  I'm keeping you all in my prayers.  After all, winter just started!

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   Posted 1/10/2005 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Washington here...cold and a few inches of snow. Roads are bad in the morning, but otherwise not doing too bad! Staying inside a lot to keep warm.
Hope everyone gets thru without a scratch! L&H, Gail
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