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I think I’m a little envious

Looks like a major one is headed to Rhode Island tonight. Much snow and heavy wind.

I had mixed feelings about snowstorms when I was there. I love snow and wild weather, but I became increasingly nervous driving in snow and the policy at my job was not to call off work. I had a long commute during which several scary near misses.

It didn’t help that I basically drove a rear-wheel-drive tennis shoe.

It seldom snows here, which is a pity – the village is beautiful under snow. I don’t think we got any at all last Winter. Just endless rain, rain, rain.

Any of you in the path of this beast?

p.s. happy anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Uncle B says we still can’t make a decent brew. Must be the salt water.


Comment from Pupster
Time: December 16, 2020, 9:05 pm

Mrs. Pupster left central Ohio in a pretty good snow storm on her way home to Charlotte, but it turned to rain after 100 miles or so South. I hope our friends in the NE stay warm and safe, I do not miss the snow and cold at all.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 16, 2020, 9:26 pm

Are the sissynancys calling it a cyclonic bomb yet?

Imagine when we had to suffer through mere Nor’easters that dumped 5 feet of snow without calling it a bomb!

Drama queens.

Sweasy – is Uncle B aware there’s still one chest left?

“Spread these tacks on the colonist’s tea!”
“But your majesty, these are carpet tacks!”
“Well they’re tea tax now! Haw haw, haw haw, haw haw.”

Good Old Bugs. (Yankee Doodle Bugs)
Pretty sure that’s how we’re teaching US history now.

Comment from p2
Time: December 16, 2020, 10:09 pm

I admit to being envious as well. We haven’t had a proper winter here in Interior Alaska for 2 decades.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 16, 2020, 10:42 pm

Having moved from Boston to Florida in July I will happily say I’m not missing that shit one bit! In fact, I celebrated by turning my pool heater up a few more degrees so I can float in my pool with an adult beverage in comfort tomorrow and send a pic of me doing that to all my Boston friends!

Comment from dissent
Time: December 17, 2020, 2:54 am

A few flurries today. Mainly just endless gray cloudy sky.

Not much chance to see the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction coming together for next week.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: December 17, 2020, 3:41 am

I live at about 9000′ in the Colorado rockies, so I get to drive in bad weather a lot. When I say to someone I don’t want to drive somewhere because it looks like the weather’s going to be bad, they sometimes say “but you live in the mountains, you’re used to driving in snow”, and I respond “yeah, I am used to it, that’s why I avoid it when I can”.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 17, 2020, 11:50 am

@gebrauchshund—that’s what my husband says. Nevertheless, we are moving back to the land of occasional snow and ice: the panhandle of Texas, where the snow falls sideways. The elevation at my new (old) house is 3635 ft. No more hurricanes for me.

Today we load the moving truck, and tomorrow morning we pull out for the long day—about 550 miles. Weather forecast is clear and cold. That’ll be just fine. About Snow and Ice. I asked JavaMan if he was going to buy a new show shovel—NO. Said he’s let the sun take care of it! But we have a lot of concrete so I know he’ll be eyeballin’ a snow blower before long.

@gebrauchshund—9000 ft! Breckenridge?

Comment from Tonycc
Time: December 17, 2020, 11:55 am

I’m from western New York, on the pa border. Woke up to the biggest dump of snow we’ve had in 25 years. Close to two feet of the white stuff on the ground. Sure glad I gave up my stubborn streak a few years years ago and bought a good snow blower. It’s going to get a good work out today. But first, coffee.

You won’t hear me complaining though. I love everything about a good snow storm. This was an especially good one, no wind to blow the stuff around.

Comment from lauraw
Time: December 17, 2020, 5:58 pm

Received 12+ inches of dry floofsnow. Single digit (fahrenheit) temperatures imminent. Future survival uncertain. Send chocolate pi- *transmission suddenly cuts off*

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: December 17, 2020, 6:45 pm

Deborah HH –

Close! Not in Breck but I can see it from here.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 17, 2020, 8:30 pm

I hope you enjoy skiing. My days of skiing are over, but I have fond memories of wrecking the slopes. I was not a good skier! One year I made the nastar video when I lost control and took out a real racer AND the timing box and hay bales at the bottom of the slope. I think they put out a BOLO on me after that.

Comment from lizardbrain – now with extra class
Time: December 19, 2020, 11:07 am

At 0600, I regret the amount of shoveling I did over the last two days. Waiting for the ibuprofen and caffeine to kick in so I don’t have to cancel the snowshoe outing with my hunting/fishing/shooting buddies and look like the wuss I am. Maine has enough woods to provide rewards for living through winter.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 19, 2020, 8:25 pm

@Deborah if you live off a main road you might want to consider a snow plow attachment for the front of the pickup or tractor.

Happy unpacking!

Comment from BJM
Time: December 19, 2020, 8:42 pm

@Armybrat – the funniest things about living in Sth Florida is the native’s reaction to “winter” temps. I’d be in a long sleeve polo and cargo shorts and the kiddos waiting for the school bus would have parkas, knit hats and mittens on…then they’d return home in tank tops, dragging the woolies behind them.

Enjoy your pool…mine is 62 degrees.

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