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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Let it Snow - Please NO!

We had a blizzard yesterday. Over 15 inches of snow fell. There was no mail, no school. Government offices were shut down and many businesses and colleges were closed. City buses were not running.

Many people had no power. One friend said her house got down to 56 degrees. They were without electricity or heat for almost 12 hours. She spent the day in bed, under her down comforter.

Mid-morning we noticed two people trying to dig their car out of the snow. They had gotten stuck on our street. The snow plows didn't come to plow our street until late afternoon. We realized we could not go anywhere, even if we wanted to. It was a strange feeling.

We were fine. We had heat and electricity, and we spent the day watching DVDs of old TV shows and a holiday movie. When we weren't out shoveling and snow-blowing the driveway, that is. I actually enjoyed shoveling as strange as it sounds - the air was fresh, it wasn't too cold and the exercise felt good.

Many neighborhood kids took advantage of the snow day and were out on their sleds at the city park across the street.

So today life is slowly getting back to normal.

Here are a few pictures I took at our home:

Our back yard:


Snow piled on our deck railing:


Front yard: Snow piled on our spruce tree and on top of our lamp post:


Another front yard picture:


When we hear the song, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", I think we'll sing "Let It Melt, Let It Melt, Let It Melt" instead!

4 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

I thought we had it bad here in Ohio with the severe wind and cold, though very little snow. Hope you dig out soon :)

Librarian said...

Wow! That truly must have been some blizzard!! So far, all we've had was rain. Today, it rained so much that I was in two minds about going (yet again) to the Christmas market, but by the time I left work it had stopped.
I thought, 5 degrees colder and all this rain would have been snow...
Here, have a look at our Christmas market where I go almost every evening to have something to eat (saves me the cooking!):
http://www.ludwigsburg.de/servlet/PB/menu/1246852_l2/index.html

LadyPI said...

Hi Book Bird Dog - I think this storm affected much of the US. It got very cold here today, so on top of all that snow we have frigid temps. The roads are so icy and road salt won't work since the temperature is below 15 degrees. Hopefully it will warm up a little bit very soon!

LadyPI said...

Hi Librarian - You are lucky it wasn't colder!

Thanks for sharing the web page for the Christmas Market. It looks wonderful! I'd probably stop there quite often myself. I love this time of year, but not the weather!