Category Archives: the weather
Trentmoller is a good choice.
So last week we got something like 8″ of snow total. The past couple days it’s been raining, a pretty constant drizzle+. Now there’s ice, slush and water, all mixed in interesting proportions in all the high-traffic areas, pedestrian and vehicular. And when you slip, you fall into a puddle that’s three or four inches deep, it fills up your pockets and shoes with almost freezing water. Ask me how I know…
I got up and shoveled the walk, and now an hour later you can’t even tell where I went. The snowplow hasn’t been seen or heard from, and my mother called me after leaving for work (the school she’s at today is only a couple miles away) and said that this was the first time she’s ever been scared about the roads in her Subaru. Seriously thinking about calling my boss and claiming a snow day–or at least a snow [until the gorram snow stops and the road is cleared]. As I said yesterday, ever since I rolled my jeep I’ve been very unenthusiastic about driving in the snow, and right now this could probably safely be called a blizzard, at least anywhere that isn’t North Dakota.
Can I just say that ever since I rolled my jeep, driving in the snow has really lost its appeal?
Well, it was still snowing last night and now there’s fog so thick that I can’t hardly see the mailbox at the end of the driveway. So it’s a good thing that my Uncle and his girlfriend are on their way to Belize. Good for them, anyway. No tropical vacation for me this year, though. Sigh.
When you see this and go: “Finally! It’s going to try and be winter again!”
I mean, all due respect to our friends in the south, but the mountains here need the snow more than anyone needs the balmy weather, else no one will be taking baths next summer. We haven’t gotten any snow in almost a month, and with the warm weather we’ve had the past two weeks, it’s actually started to run off in the mountains. Which is Not A Good Thing when you’re still in the month of January.
This is some advice for someone who lived in MT, and walked to school every day, even when the temperature was -32F–put a coat on, and long underwear. Wool hats are your friends. Complaining is fine, expected even, but don’t forget to enjoy the novelty of it, even if just a little bit.
Oh, the weather here? Considering this was the weather a month ago, Today’s forecast of 20 high, 4 low, and mostly sunny, it Ain’t No Thang.
For the kids and school district employees, at least. I may be a bit slow to get out to my dam this morning, though.
You know, I never once had a snow day in all my time in public school growing up. The year after I graduated they had one. And I think there’s been three more between then and now. Damn you Algor!